The premiere of The Last of Us series on HBO is imminent. There is barely a week left for the adaptation of Naughty Dog’s video games to reach our screens and amaze us… or horrify us, according to your tastes.
While this is happening, a group of modders have done their thing: change the original Ellie to Bella Ramsey, the actress who plays the girl in the series, in The Last of Us Part II. The result is much better than many of you would expect.
Twitter user Speclizer has shared a tweet with a video showing the face swap from the original Ellie to Bella Ramsey. The original video is available on YouTube and has a duration of 4 minutes. The modeling of the actress for the game is the work of Alejandro Bielsa and smasher248.
Let’s put the cards on the table: it’s weird to see Ellie different. She can squeak a bit during the first viewing, so I recommend you take a second look at the video. The result is very successful and is great, although not perfect. Bielsa himself acknowledges that it is a pity that “some expressions are not so sustained, but when it works it is incredible”. And he’s right!
The Last of Us series premieres on January 15, 2023 on HBO Max. On the other hand, The Last of Us / The Last of Us Part I and The Last of Us Part II are now available for PS4 and PS5. The first part will arrive on PC on March 3, 2023.