Instead of paying millions for CGI special effects to transform the 76-year-old Ford into his younger self from the 1977 Star Wars: A New Hope, one fan figured out how to do it using artificial intelligence (AI).
The YouTube channel Derpfakes makes videos showcasing how AI can create impressive special effects. AI processes and analyzes actors' photos in a variety of poses, then creates a database of them to use to automatically replace one actor's face with another.
In a Derpfakes video posted Monday, Ehrenreich's face is expertly replaced with Ford's in scenes from 2018's Solo: A Star Wars Story.
"Using footage and stills of a pre-1977 Harrison Ford, I tried to make the most convincing young Solo I could, with the peak (in my opinion) being the final scene," Derpfakes posted in the video description.
This isn't the first time someone replaced Ehrenreich's face with Ford's in Solo.
In May, Star Wars fan Nick Acostausing digital compositing software.