There’s a new face-swap image making the rounds on Reddit, and it’s oddly disturbing.
The trend of photoshopping Nicolas Cage’s face onto things isn’t a new one but with the advent of the Deepfake programs like FakeApp and DeepFaceLab, these face-swaps have gotten a lot more realistic.
People were astounded with how well the face-swap works.
“This is actually pretty mindbending.”
“Same, I can’t wrap my head around the fact that Ross is Nicolas Cage.”
“But somehow i have always known.”
“Are we suuuure that’s not just Ross’s face?”
“This is like discovering graphene.
Not exactly sure what the application could possibly be, but just knowing this is important.”
“Deepfake technology is… unsettling, to say the least.”
The image is actually a screenshot from a YouTube video by derpfakes:
Others are trying to name this new amalgam.
Some are exploring the implications.
“Now, imagine every Nic Cage film, except it’s David Schwimmer in Nic Cage’s shoes.”
“Rachel, I’m going to steal the Declaration of Independence.”
“It was actually Cage the whole time, he’s such a good actor, he can create other actor identities & use them to star on TV shows with ease.”
A group even worked together to make a hi-res side-by-side comparison of the actual Ross and his Deepfake counterpart.
“If only Nicholas Cage made a movie about switching faces with someone…”