Will Smith stars in the upcoming Sci-fi drama Gemini Man and here's everything we know about it so far.
The legendary actor Will Smith plays an assassin who is forced to deal with a younger clone of himself. 'Gemini Man' is a unique film by Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media that shows a brand new story of the futuristic sci-fi drama. Things become more complex when Smith finds that the man he is assigned to track down is a younger version of himself who is well aware of his every move.
Fans see Smith saying an impromptu tagline "I’m gonna kick my own ass.” The show is created by two-time Oscar-winning director Ang Lee who worked on a script co-written by 'Game of Thrones' co-creator David Benioff, along with Billy Ray and Darren Lemke. The storyline is something that is refreshing and a new concept that no one has ever seen before. Here is everything we know about 'Gemini Man'.
Fans can see the 'Gemini Man' the doppelganger destruction on October 11. “Twenty-five years ago, they made you from me!” Smith is heard saying to his cloned counterpart, sent to kill him by the very agency that employed both men. “They chose me because there’s never been anybody like me. We have to end this right now!”
'Gemini Man' is another big-screen blockbusters for Will Smith as this is a huge return for him after dropping out of his last major franchise when he decided not to return as Deadshot in the DC/Warner's Suicide Squad sequel. He recently appeared in the late-2017 Netflix movie, 'Bright', and he also appeared as Genie in Aladdin live-action film that came in May. He will then return opposite Martin Lawrence, for the 2020-scheduled threequel, Bad Boys for Life. Apart from Will Smith, 'Gemini Man' has Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Fargo), Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange), Clive Owen (The Knick) and Douglas Hodge (Catastrophe).
Director Ang Lee has won Oscars for 'Brokeback Mountain' in 2006 and 'Life of Pi' in 2013. This project has passed through several sets of hands and has taken 20 years to finally come out with flying colors. The movie had strong producers like Jerry Bruckheimer, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger. The first teaser footage of 'Gemini Man' first released at the annual trade show for theater owners. Smith was also there, and he said, “I’m 50 years old now, and I don’t know that I would have had the experience to play a 23-year-old me [earlier in my career].” Lee joked to the crowd of exhibitors, “If you’re a director and you get to work with Will Smith, you should consider yourself lucky — and thanks to new technology, I get two.”
Yes, fans are excited to see the trailer where Clive Owen’s character asks Smith, "Tell me something,” “Why is it so hard for you to kill this man?” To which, Smith's character is heard saying, “He knew every move of mine before I made it. I’d have him right there, I’d take the shot, and he would be gone — like a ghost. Who is he?” “They chose me because there’s never been anyone like me. We have to end this right now,” Smith’s character explains to his younger self.
Will Smith plays the role of Henry Brogen who is an aging assassin now looking to exit his career. However, he soon finds someone against him is a ruthless assassin and predicts every one of his moves. It is then shown that the killer is Smith, only that he is half the age of his real-life age. Another role of Smith is of a hunter-killer Junior, which is shown perfectly with the help of de-aging techniques and special effects and because of this fans will get to see a 50-year-old Smith as young as a 23-year-old once again. Even though it is an action movie, the movie certainly has a philosophical touch in it, when one of Smith's characters ask why can't he kill his pursuer, to which he replied, "Because he's me." "This is not only an action film,” said Smith, “but an exploration of what one’s younger self can ultimately teach one’s older self.”