Sun. Nov 17th, 2019

Gemini Man is a cinematic throwback, but it may be the future of blockbusters, too

Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/16/20915178/gemini-man-will-smith-ang-lee-blockbuster-future-digital-de-aging-wild-west-matrix

Gemini Man is a cinematic throwback, but it may be the future of blockbusters, too
Photo by Ben Rothstein / Paramount Pictures

Around halfway through the new Ang Lee science fiction / action thriller Gemini Man, super-assassin Henry Brogan (Will Smith) learns some details about Junior, his equally skilled super-assassin clone (also Smith, in digitally de-aged form). Junior was born around 1995, meaning he preceded Dolly the cloned sheep by a year or so. This is the perfect time period to pinpoint as the birth of Will Smith (or at least a Will Smith) because it corresponds almost exactly with Smith’s ascent into movie stardom: Bad Boys came out in 1995, followed by Independence Day in 1996. This is also the approximate time period that actually birthed Gemini Man, a script that’s been kicking around Hollywood for well over 20 years, at one point as a possible…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/16/20915178/gemini-man-will-smith-ang-lee-blockbuster-future-digital-de-aging-wild-west-matrix

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