South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker say they had plans to make a full-length Donald Trump deepfake movie, but COVID-19 put it on hold.
In a new interview with the Los Angeles Times, Parker said, “We were going to start shooting on the day that the pandemic shut everything down. It was months and months of getting ready for that movie, to just being like, ‘Nope, it’s over.’ I went to the office to start packing up my things because I was just kind of in shock.”
Stone said the deepfake movie is “sort of on hold,” because "it was very timely and the timeliness of it has passed. We’d have to majorly rethink it to do it now.”
It would have been called Deep Fake: The Movie, and according to Parker, “It was about this guy who looked exactly like Trump because we deep fake Trump’s face onto him. And it was this whole funny thing because, of course, it ends up with Trump just naked and getting run through the wringer and everything, and that’s why it was so funny and so timely.”
A few years back, Stone and Parker founded Deep Voodoo, a deepfake production studio.