David Cronenberg is a master of visually disturbing movies. From Videodrome through The Fly to the recent Crimes of the Future, you know you are going to see something weird.
This past week, music director Keith Schofield posted some images from a lost Cronenberg movie called Galaxy of Flesh (1985). The tweets then went viral, with fans saying it was a movie that never existed.
David Cronenberg's Galaxy of Flesh (1985) pic.twitter.com/Z5tBf8gXKG
— Keith Schofield (@keithscho) January 10, 2023
Say what you will, they do look like a Cronenberg movie, but no. They were in fact created by AI and then Schofield posted them as a joke, saying:
“…the post was intended for real David Cronenberg fans who have his filmography committed to memory.”
Galaxy of Flesh does look like it could have been him, the visuals are pretty clever, but it’s completely fake and not just that, it’s something faked by a computer no less.
Schofield also posted the same type of image claiming it was from Federico Fellini’s Pac-Man and a few other fake movies like Starlight Hyperdrive, American Gladiators: The Movie, and Chrome Lords. See the images below.
“The intention wasn’t to create clickbait, but I think it turned into that…There’s no real intent behind this title beyond, Oh yeah, this looks like this could be that…But it seemed to really set off people.”
On the one hand, I hate clickbait and the fakery of all this. On the other hand, would I watch Cronenberg’s Galaxy of Flesh? Yes, yes I would! I would love to see all of those movies. This is just the beginning of AI technology, and there is already talk of an AI movie being made. AI needs a little work, here is a meme I found of an obituary, written by AI, which is interesting.