Will Smith plays two versions of himself in Gemini Man directed by Academy-award winning filmmaker Ang Lee.
The innovative action-thriller stars Will Smith as Henry Brogan (Smith) an elite assassin, who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative who can seemingly predict his every move. Things spin out of control when Brogan realises the operative is his younger self.
The film also stars Benedict Wong, Clive Owen, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead and is directed by 3 times Oscar winner Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – 2000; Brokeback Mountain– 2005; Life of Pi – 2012). Gemini Man will be produced by renowned producers Jerry Bruckheimer, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger.
“This story is not one that could have been told with cinema as we know it. However, thanks to incredible new digital technology, not only can we finally see both younger and older Will Smith embodied together on screen, but we can also experience the story in a deeply immersive way. It is my great fortune to be able to experiment and test the limits of what new digital cinema has to offer us. No less so to be able to work with two Will Smiths – One beautifully sophisticated, the other exuberantly honest. In my opinion, this is Will at his very best, and when the two come together, it is something truly magical. Further, the immense effort and technical skill of the crew in creating a new aesthetic, between the cinematography, art department, visual effects, and technical team, was both inspiring and heartwarming. I truly hope that this movie delivers a completely new theatrical cinematic experience to audiences across the world.” – Ang Lee Director of Gemini Man
“The emotional and physical challenges of making this film have been the most demanding of my career. Ang is pushing the limits to give people an experience in the movie theater that you can’t get anywhere else. This is not only an action film but an exploration of what one’s younger self can ultimately teach one’s older self. I’m 50-years-old now, and the irony of becoming 23-year-old Junior in this film is that 23-year-old me wouldn’t have been ready for this experience or to take on this role. Our hope is that this story provides something for everyone — never before seen cinematic wizardry, nuanced, relatable characters, and next-level action.”- Will Smith
Gemini Man will be released in October 2019.