The 1980 horror classic, The Shining, stars Jack Nicholson in one of his most iconic roles. And it’s now been reimagined with Jim Carrey using deepfake technology.
According to IndieWire,
Videos referred to as ‘deepfakes’ use an AI-generated algorithm that makes it possible to scan a celebrity’s face and upload it onto preexisting video content. In this case, Carrey has been seamlessly integrated into Kubrick’s The Shining to appear opposite Shelley Duvall in one of the film’s most famous scenes.
In Mike Flanagan’s new film Doctor Sleep, based on Stephen King’s literary sequel to The Shining, Ewan McGregor stars as an adult Danny Torrance, a struggling alcoholic whose shining abilities return after he tries to go sober. He then returns to the Overlook Hotel to makes peace with his dead father.
Jim Carrey IS Jack Nicholson with this new technology.
(Photo, screen grab; via IndieWire)