A new Rogue One DeepFake video greatly improves the original special effects. Leia Organa and Grand Moff Tarkin look even better than when the film was released by Lucasfilm and Disney in 2016. Peter Cushing portrayed Grand Moff Tarkin in A new hope Carrie Fisher portrayed Leia in the original war of stars Trilogy and then again in the sequel trilogy. Fisher died a few weeks later Rogue One open in theaters.
Mainly, Rogue One was hugged by war of stars Fans since its release. The special effects were state of the art at the time, but even 4 years later it looks a little dated. DeepFake technology has flourished in the last few years, and Shamook, the DeepFake artist behind the new one Tron: Legacy Video, greatly improved the looks of Grand Moff Tarkin and Princess Leia Organa in the film. Peter Cushing and Carrie Fisher look more natural in the DeepFake video, which even leads some viewers to believe that it’s the real deal.
John Knoll is the chief creative officer and senior visual effects guru at Lucasfilm. At the time of Rogue OneIn his release, Knoll spoke about the challenges of creating a young version of Leia Organa and a digital version of Grand Moff Tarkin. “It’s a lot of pressure, yes. I mean, they’re digital people, it’s the hardest thing in computer graphics,” Knoll said in early 2017. “Well, we look at human faces all day every day. So people are very attuned to see something that – that doesn’t look good. “
Grand Moff Tarkin was brought back with the blessing of Peter Cushing’s estate. Motion capture actor Guy Henry portrayed the character on the big screen while the special effects team worked their magic. It was a challenge, but John Knoll and the crew did it with the tools they had at the time. Even so, DeepFake technology is growing rapidly and bringing in some natural-looking characters Rogue Onewithout affecting the original material.
Carrie Fisher was a little involved in the digital restoration of her younger self. “She was involved in the process and she saw the end result and she loved it,” said John Knoll. “She needs to see the scene. [Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm] showed it to her. So later I got a call from Kathy who said, ‘Well, Carrie loved it.’ “Fans were surprised by the performances of Grand Moff Tarkin, Leia Organa and Darth Vader Rogue One. Now the fans are looking forward to the Rogue One prequel serieswhich is currently under development. You can check out the latest DeepFake video above thanks to Shamook’s YouTube channel.