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South Park Creators Forced To Abandon Donald Trump Deepfake Movie Because Of The Pandemic

If it weren't for the pandemic, this Donald Trump deepfake movie would've been South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker's second feature after 2004's Team America: World Police

South Park Creators Forced To Abandon Donald Trump Deepfake Movie Because Of The Pandemic

South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker once developed a full-length deepfake Donald Trump movie.

But thanks to the pandemic, Stone and Parker ended up with Sassy Justice, a 14-minute short that featured a deepfake Trump, voiced by British actor Peter Serafinowicz (Shaun of the Dead). The video, which debuted in October 2020, sees a deepfake Trump reporting news out of Cheyenne, Wyoming under the moniker Fred Sassy. 


Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, Parker said: "Not a lot of people know that we were a day away from starting production on the first feature movie we had done since Team America: World Police.


“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.”


The project would have featured a nude deepfake of the former United States President. "It was going to be Deep Fake: The Movie," said 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.”


Stone admitted the "script was sort of timely", but they ended up pushing on with the deepfake arm of their Deep Voodoo production studio, which led to Sassy Justice.

But the pair haven't given up on the movie, which, according to them, is "sort of on hold."

Parker said, "We’d have to majorly rethink it to do it now" while Stone quipped, "I don’t know, he could be running again."

This year the South Park series turns 25 and to celebrate the milestone, Paramount Network (Singtel TV Ch 418) will air the episodes from the latest four seasons from Aug 15 (Monday). The special will end on Sept 16 with South Park The 25th Anniversary Concert, a concert filmed at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre near Denver, headlined by Primus (the guys behind the South Park theme song) and Ween.

Watch Sassy Justice here:

 

The South Park special airs on Paramount Network (Singtel TV Ch 418) from Aug 15, 10pm. — BANG SHOWBIZ

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