A new AI-generated image imagines what it would look like if the Lord of the Rings trilogy was a horror movie, and the results are nightmarish.
A new AI-generated image rotates The Lord of the Rings in a horror movie, and the result is pure nightmare fuel. Based on the beloved fantasy novels by JRR Tolkien, Peter Jackson The Lord of the Rings The trilogy is widely regarded as one of the most iconic film trilogies of all time. Starting with The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ringthe films tell the story of Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), a Hobbit, as he sets out across Middle-earth to destroy the One Ring in the fires of Mount Doom.
Throughout his journey, Frodo and his companion, Sam (Sean Astin), encounter all manner of dark creatures seeking to hinder their journey. In the first film, for example, the Fellowship confronts a cave troll in the bowels of the Mines of Moria before fleeing from a fiery Balrog. Whereas The Lord of the Rings The franchise features many larger monsters for the heroes to face, Orcs and Uruk Hai are also an ever-present threat. Besides Frodo and Sam, The Lord of the Rings the films feature a host of other main characters, including Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), Legolas (Orlando Bloom), Gimli (John Rhys-Davies), and Gandalf (Ian McKellan).
In a new image created using the AI-powered DALL-E Mini, The Lord of the Rings The trilogy is imagined as a horror film. The image grid, which seems straight out of a horrible nightmare, transforms beloved characters like Frodo and Sam into truly monstrous beings. One particularly creepy image even features a screaming Gandalf with sunken eyes and a black mouth. Check out the AI-generated image grid below:
While they aren’t exactly scary movies, the footage above suggests it wouldn’t take much to turn Jackson’s trilogy into a horror franchise. The the Lord of the Rings actually features at least one scene that looks like it belongs in the footage above, with Bilbo Baggins (Ian Holm) briefly becoming a Gollum-like creature as he attempts to take the ring from Frodo in the first film. The trilogy also features a number of dimly lit scenes, which only serves to make the AI-generated imagery even more nightmarish.
Amazon’s Next The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power The series seems to have a generally lighter tone, judging from the trailers released so far, which means combining it with a horror movie tone using the DALL-E Mini tool. may not yield the same scary results. While most of the heroes of The Lord of the Rings trilogy seem to be relatively normal, it’s obvious that the films quickly become much darker and nightmarish when their faces are distorted. Thankfully, Jackson’s trilogy, while not without its moments of darkness and desperation, keeps the tone firmly out of nightmare.
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Source: DALL-E Mini
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