Will Smith returns to the screen in Gemini Man and he’s playing both his older and younger self.
Henry Brogan (Will Smith) is an elite assassin who becomes the target of a mysterious operative who can seemingly predict his every move. To his horror, he soon learns that the man who’s trying to kill him is a younger, faster, cloned version of himself.
Directed by Ang Lee and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Son Granger. Gemini Man is set to hit theaters Oct 11. We caught up with the cast and crew at the Global Press Conference take a look.
It’s the first digital human. It’s actually a spectacular thing to be able to make people feel emotion in that way, capturing the youthful eyeWill Smith | Global Press Conference GEMINI MAN
When asked about the complexity of playing the two characters, Will noted that Director, Lee grabbed from Will’s filmography; Fresh Prince, Six Degrees of Separation, Bad Boys Independence day and Men in Black.
We created a language of my old characters and the moments.Will Smith | Gemini
Shooting at 120 Frames Per-Second
The goal is to bring a new experience to an audience. We haven’t made huge technological advances in cinema for a while. We went from black and white to color. We’re mostly digital now, so the image is clearer but this is a huge, huge jump as far as what an audience is going to experience, it’s immersive.Jerry Bruckheimer
DIGITAL ACTORS TO REPLACE ACTORS?
Not ANY TIME SOON-A true concern for any creative in the business, the new technology does raise eyebrows to what this means for the future of actors. Ang Lee, notes the digital version of the 100% digital Will costs a lot more than the actor in real life.
Most importantly, Lee wants people to focus on the film.
We want to be recognized but at the end of the day the biggest praise we can have is nobody think about that.. they would just watch the movie and the story of Junior.ANG LEE | GEMINI MAN
Outside of the cost of the digital technology the performance of an actor is needed. Will Smith still gave the performance of young Junior
IN THEATERS OCT 11
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