A new deepfake video has superimposed actor Nathan Fillion's face onto the body of Nathan Drake in Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (opens in new tab), and the results are both impressive, uncanny, and a teensy bit skin-crawling.
Created by YouTube deepfaker Jarkan (opens in new tab), the video uses a late game cut scene from Uncharted 4 (so contains spoilers for those who have yet to play Naughty Dog's 2016 PS4 exclusive) to see what Fillion might look like if the studio had used his real likeness for Drake's in-game model.
Check it out for yourself below:
Fillion has long expressed interest in playing the role of Nathan Drake, having been originally associated with the in-the-works movie adaption (opens in new tab) of the action-adventure series before Tom Holland eventually nabbed the role for himself. The Castle and Firefly star even played Drake in a live action fan film (opens in new tab) two years ago, and it's safe to say his performance nails the character perfectly.
Of course, the games themselves feature prominent games industry actor Nolan North as the voice of Drake, and Naughty Dog Vice President recently suggested (opens in new tab) the studio might return to the world of Uncharted one day if it feels there's another story that's worth telling. It just needs to get The Last of Us 2 (opens in new tab) released first, of course..
For more, check out everything revealed in Last of Us 2's Outbreak Day info drop (opens in new tab), or watch below for our hands-on gameplay preview of the sequel. Reserved your copy yet? If not, check out our roundup of the best Last of Us 2 pre-orders (opens in new tab).