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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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 »
Summer blockbuster season get a big jolt this week with the arrival of Spider-Man: Far From Home. But over at Honest Trailers, they’re celebrating blockbusters the only way they know how: by making fun of them.
Coincidentally enough, as Spider-Man returns to the box office for his second solo film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we take a look back at another Independence Day blockbuster involving a big screen spider. Except this movie is much hornier, lazier, and it even has its own catchy rap song. Yes, we’re talking about the Wild Wild West Honest Trailer, and boy, it’s a doozy. Read More »
You know what kids love? Will Smith as a super spy who gets accidentally turned into a pigeon, apparently. Spies in Disguise is an upcoming movie starring Smith and Spider-Man: Far From Home‘s Tom Holland that still baffles the mind every time that twist comes up in a trailer. But it may just be so ridiculous that it’s genius. Watch the latest Spies in Disguise trailer below.
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King Richard, the biopic starring Will Smith as the father and coach of tennis greats Venus and Serena Williams, has served a release date and a director. The film will bounce into theaters next November, with Reinaldo Marcus Green calling the shots. The film will track how Richard Williams trained his daughters Venus and Serena to be the best tennis players in the world.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, watch an extensive discussion about the real world impact that the snap of Thanos (as well as undoing it) would have on the world in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Plus, check out some Terminator: Dark Fate trailer Easter eggs, and watch as the live-action Aladdin remake takes to the streets in James Corden‘s latest edition of Crosswalk: The Musical. Read More »
Despite going into Guy Ritchie‘s Aladdin with almost no hope whatsoever, I ended up being won over by the movie. Fans of the original Aladdin won’t be disappointed, and while I’ve grown to be somewhat cynical about Disney remaking its animated classics, this one justifies its existence by making some interesting updates while staying true to its characters.
This past weekend, I attended the Aladdin press conference in Beverly Hills, and amid all of the expected answers about singing and dancing, collaborating on set, and the importance of maintaining cultural authenticity, we learned a few things about the movie and the people who made it. Example: director Guy Ritchie was given the nickname “Cry Ritchie” by stars Will Smith and Naomi Scott on the set because he apparently cried when he saw good takes. Read More »
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Right now, it doesn’t seem like many Disney fans are all that excited about the arrival of the studio’s remake of their 1992 animated classic Aladdin. The marketing certainly isn’t doing the movie any favors, whether it’s because of the seemingly wooden performance from Mena Massoud as the titular street urchin or the boring choreography for what should be one of the most lively parts of the movie. However, if the early buzz is any indicator, this movie is much better than the trailers make it seem.
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The reaction to Disney’s upcoming live-action Aladdin has been a bit…muted. The footage revealed is a bit lacking, and fans of the original don’t quite know what to make of Will Smith‘s take on the Genie. We won’t know how the film actually is until it’s release, but let’s just say the enthusiasm for this live-action Disney remake is a lot lower than previous releases. But maybe this Aladdin special look will do the trick. The video below goes behind-the-scenes of the Guy Ritchie-directed adaptation, showcasing all the work that went into creating the film’s whole new world.
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