Will Smith fighting his older self?
Paramount Pictures just released their trailer for the upcoming movie Gemini Man, which includes action, drama, and young and older Smith. The sci-fi film is directed by Ang Lee (Life of Pi and Hulk) and written by David Benioff (HBO’s Game of Thrones). Smith plays the role of Henry Brogan, an assassin who battles his younger, stronger, and faster self. It’s the most entertaining thing ever.
The technology used in the movie is incredible. The high resolution gives the illusion that audiences are watching Smith from the 90’s and 2000’s. Smith plays both roles and without a stunt double. Director Lee had this to say about the film.
“The concept of a man being chased by himself, that’s a really compelling idea for a story,” Lee explains in a behind-the-scenes featurette (watch below). “When you see the two Will Smiths, that’s something we’ve never experienced before.” The film’s special effects artists also take care to note that the 23-year-old Smith seen in Gemini Man isn’t the result of the digital de-aging process seen in Marvel Studios productions like Captain Marvel and Ant-Man. Instead, they used the performance capture process to create the star’s digital doppelgänger. No matter how they made it happen, it gives a whole new meaning to Smith’s hit 1988 song “Just the Two of Us.”
Gemini Man comes out in theaters October 11.
Written By: Jasmin Urquiza Montiel