In the movie Face/Off, Nicolas Cage’s character had his face swapped with the character played by John Travolta.
Now, 21 years later, and thanks to the Internet, Cage’s face is being plastered on different characters from every movie imaginable.
Say hello to FakeApp, the software that allows this stuff of nightmares to happen.
Created by Reddit user deepfakeapp, the software uses an algorithm that allows users to scan and upload a face, before adding it to an existing video content.
As fun and harmless as this software sounds, it has a dark history. Fakeapp is actually a variation of the software created by another Redditor called deepfakes who used open-source machine learning tools to post female celebrity faces onto pornstar’s bodies.
But let’s not go there.
The easy-to-use FakeApp has been downloaded over 100,000 times, and the detailed instructions on how to create your own videos can be found here.
Rest assured, you don’t only have to make videos of Cage, but why would you want to make a parody movie of anyone but the very meme-able actor himself?
Users are having a field day sharing their creations on social media and so far, some of the more memorable ones include Cage as Lois Lane in Man Of Steel (finally, his dream of appearing in a Superman movie comes true, huh?), as Indiana Jones in Raiders Of The Lost Ark, and him as Gollum from the Lord Of The Rings franchise.
It’s part creepy and part entertaining, and let’s have fun at Cage’s expense before this is deemed illegal for copyright infringements.