Artificially intelligent actor has gained lead role in sci-fi movie amid coronavirus pandemic.
According to a media report, for the first time ever, a humanoid actress named Erica (pictured above) will star in a feature film in the sci-fi genre.
Erica learned the acting method through face-to-face sessions to help the filming process of movies as the industry grapples with how to reopen for production safely.
The flick ‘b’ is a $70 million science fiction film that follows a scientist who discovers dangers associated with a program he created to perfect human DNA and helps the artificially intelligent woman he designed (Erica) escape.
Sam Khoze, a producer involved with the film, said of Erica’s acting experience, "In other methods of acting, actors involve their own life experiences in the role," adding, "But Erica has no life experiences. She was created from scratch to play the role. We had to simulate her motions and emotions through one-on-one sessions, such as controlling the speed of her movements, talking through her feelings and coaching character development and body language."
‘Finding Jack’ is another creative film using CGI with actual footage of an actor, including photos and video. A separate actor, still unnamed, will provide his voice.
The director of ‘b’ and the human co-star for Erica are not yet announced, but producers filmed some of her scenes in Japan in 2019.