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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2018 9:49 p.m. PST

…Harrison Ford Into Solo: A Star Wars Story.

"Casting anyone other than Harrison Ford in the role of Han Solo just feels like sacrilege, but since Ford is now 76 years old, playing a younger version of himself would be all but impossible. Or at least impossible if you rely on the standard Hollywood de-aging tricks like makeup and CG. Artificial intelligence, it turns out, does a pretty amazing job at putting Ford back into the role of Solo…."
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45thdiv17 Oct 2018 6:49 a.m. PST

Ok, that is cool.

Ghostrunner17 Oct 2018 7:30 a.m. PST

I can see why studios are getting very touchy about copywright laws as of late.

In 10 years, amateurs will be able to produce full length movies in a couple of weekends that rival what the studios are spending millions to market, much less produce.

Maybe someone needs to create a '3rd sci-fi franchise' and charge everyone $100 USD if they want to make a movie using that shared background.

Stryderg17 Oct 2018 7:52 a.m. PST

While cool, I don't think it's done "perfectly". Over selling click bait on the internet, as usual. Don't get me wrong, I'm pretty sure I could not do better.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2018 8:46 a.m. PST

I keep expecting Hollywood to give up and cast dead people. Sooner or later, the Beefcake of the Month or the Starlet of the Week will screw up so badly--late for work, criminal behavior in front of TV news or just can't get along with people--that a studio suit will have lunch with his tech department and realize the alternative. Not only can they cast Fred MacMurray and Myrna Loy as the leads and spare themselves the heartburn, it will actually be cheaper for a better movie.

Stryderg17 Oct 2018 9:42 a.m. PST

I thought they tried that right after Michael Jackson passed away. Didn't go over very well. But it was supposed to be a "live" performance, ie. on stage.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2018 11:45 a.m. PST

Happy you enjoyed it my friends!. (smile)


Zephyr117 Oct 2018 2:33 p.m. PST

Sounds like it's a resume` ploy: "Hey, look what I can do! Now hire me!"

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Oct 2018 2:47 p.m. PST

"Impressive… most impressive."

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2018 12:15 p.m. PST

Glad you like it too my friend!. (smile)


Oberlindes Sol LIC19 Oct 2018 10:32 a.m. PST

robert piepenbrink wrote:

I keep expecting Hollywood to give up and cast dead people.

It's the logical way to proceed.

See the recent discussion of the bullet-shaped security droids now appearing in American shopping malls and housing complexes. In the entertainment industry, you'll fire some actors and actresses and hire some AI engineers.

AI doesn't throw temper tantrums, doesn't show up for work late and/or drunk, and doesn't demand a piece of the action.

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