gemini man footage reaction

If you had the chance to talk to your younger self, what would you say? That’s the premise, more or less, of Gemini Man, the upcoming sci-fi action film starring Will Smith…and Will Smith. Smith stars as an assassin named Henry who is being hunted down by a younger clone of himself, called Junior, sent to kill him by his former employer. Ang Lee directs the film in stunning 120 frames-per-second 3D, a feat that would already be impressive if not for the cutting-edge technology used to turn Will Smith into his 23-year-old self. But before you make comparisons to the “de-aging” technology used frequently by Marvel, Lucasfilm, and other studios, Smith wants to clarify: it’s not de-aging.

“The younger character is not me,” Smith said during a filmed Q&A screened after a footage presentation of Gemini Man attended by /Film. “That is a 100 percent digital character. A completely recreated character. They didn’t take my image and just stretch some of the lines. It is a completely CGI character in the same way that the lions in The Lion King are CGI characters.”

Smith’s dual performance is highlighted in the Gemini Man footage presentation, which /Film got to attend in New York City. The presentation showed three extended clips in 60 frames-per-second 3D (a step down from 120 but still in eye-popping high definition), which painted a fuller picture of what kind of action film Gemini Man will be.

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Will Smith goes up against Will Smith in the latest Gemini Man trailer. Ang Lee helms this effects-filled action flick in which Will Smith has to fight a younger clone of himself. The premise is cool, but nothing new. The real draw here is the visual effects work, which has pulled out all the stops to create a younger-looking Will Smith. The results are impressive. Watch the Gemini Man trailer below.

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Gemini Man Featurette

What happens when your greatest enemy turns out to be yourself from 27 years ago? That’s the premise of Ang Lee‘s upcoming action thriller Gemini Man, and Will Smith is the assassin caught in the middle of it all.

The teaser trailer for Gemini Man did a good job of setting up the basic premise, something that we’ve seen play out with a variety of sci-fi concepts, ranging from time travel to clones. Now, a new Gemini Man featurette shows how they’re duplicating Will Smith and giving us a version of the actor we haven’t seen on screen since the 1990s. Will Smith plays both the 50-year old assassin Henry Brogan and Junior, the 23-year old assassin who looks just like him and just happens to have been assigned to kill him. Read More »

gemini man trailer

How to fight someone who knows your every move, because he is you? That’s the plot of Gemini Man, the new sci-fi film from Ang Lee that has older Will Smith going up against younger Will Smith. Using sophisticated de-aging visual effects, Lee is able to pit the present-day Smith against himself, de-aged to his youth. But how effective does it look? See for yourself: The first Gemini Man trailer await you below.

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gemini man footage reaction

Gemini Man is a sci-fi movie that has spent decades in development, attracting the likes of Mel Gibson and Clint Eastwood to the role of an over-the-hill hitman who finds himself targeted by a younger clone of himself. But it wasn’t until now, when de-aging technology has become the hottest new commodity in blockbusters, that Gemini Man could finally become a reality.

Now set to star Will Smith and be directed by Ang LeeGemini Man will finally hit theaters more than two decades after the film was first pitched in 1997. /Film’s own Peter Sciretta and Ben Pearson are attending CinemaCon is Las Vegas this year and got a sneak peek at the first footage of Gemini Man.

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gemini man screenings

Ang Lee‘s Gemini Man is due out this year, but we’ve still yet to see a single frame of it. The acclaimed filmmaker has been working hard on the effects-driven film, which involves Will Smith facing off against a younger clone of himself (also played by Smith, via digital de-aging effects). When Gemini Man finally arrives, Lee and Paramount Pictures want to make sure it looks as special and spectacular as possible. As a result, they’re making sure theaters can host Gemini Man screenings with high-frame rate 3D. Lee employed a similar technique for his drama Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.

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gemini man begins filming

After years of languishing in development hell, Gemini Man has finally started rolling its cameras. Shortly after Ang Lee became attached to the project last year,the production kicked into high gear, soon adding stars Will Smith, Clive Owenand Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Now, Smith has shared a charming video from the Savannah, Georgia set of Gemini Man, where the actor braves all manner of swampy wildlife to shoot the science-fiction clone thriller.

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gemini man cast

Gemini Man has found its female lead. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who recently delivered fantastic back-to-back performances with 2016’s 10 Cloverfield Lane and last year’s season of Fargo, has joined Ang Lee‘s science-fiction thriller.

And on the production side, Gemini Man has landed John Wick: Chapter 2 stunt coordinator J.J. Perry. Even though the film will be heavily reliant on de-aging technology for star Will Smith to play the dual roles of an aging assassin and his younger clone, it seems like Lee will be combining cutting-edge tech with visceral action choreography.

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gemini man casting

Clive Owen will be facing off against Will Smith in the new Ang Lee sci-fi thriller, Gemini Man. The sci-fi thriller follows an older assassin (Smith) who becomes marked for death by another mysterious killer, who he discovers is a cloned version of his younger self.

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Gemini Man could finally germinate beyond its status as a famous script languishing in development hell.

With director Ang Lee reportedly circling the project, Will Smith has expressed interest in starring in the clone assassin thriller by Skydance. This role would require him to play double — as the aging assassin trying to retire and as the younger clone on the hunt for himself. We may see a young Will Smith again, people.

Find out more about Will Smith starring in Gemini Man below.

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