Gemini Man (film)

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Gemini Man
Directed byAng Lee
Produced by
Starring
CinematographyDion Beebe
Edited byTim Squyres
Production
company
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • October 4, 2019 (2019-10-04) (US)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Gemini Man is an upcoming American science fiction action thriller film[1] directed by Ang Lee. The film stars Will Smith, Clive Owen, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Benedict Wong. It is scheduled to be released on October 4, 2019 by Paramount Pictures.

Premise[edit]

Henry Brogen, an aging assassin seeking to exit his career finds himself going against a younger clone of himself, who can predict his every move.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Gemini Man, based on a concept by Darren Lemke, was originally slated to be produced by Walt Disney Pictures along with Jerry Bruckheimer in 1997.[2] Tony Scott and Curtis Hanson had previously been attached to direct the film.[2] At the time, Disney's now-defunct animation/visual effects department The Secret Lab developed a test short, known as Human Face Project, to create visual effects for the film, which would involve creating a younger CG clone of the main actor.[3] The film never progressed at Disney, though, as the technology wasn't developed enough in order for the film to be produced.[2]

In 2016, Skydance Media acquired the film from Disney, with Jerry Bruckheimer still attached as producer.[2] Ang Lee will direct the film for Paramount Pictures and Skydance. [4] The film is set to star Will Smith in the lead role with a release date set for October 4, 2019.[5] In January 2018, Clive Owen and Mary Elizabeth Winstead were cast in the film, with Winstead winning the role over Tatiana Maslany.[6][7] Later, in February 2018, Benedict Wong joined the cast as filming began.[8]

Principal production commenced on February 27, 2018 in Savannah, Georgia[9] and includes locations in the city of Cartagena, Colombia[10][11]. Filming continued in May 2018 at Széchenyi Thermal Bath in Budapest, Hungary.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://variety.com/2018/film/features/georgias-production-incentives-seal-the-deal-for-hollywood-1202990450/
  2. ^ a b c d D'Alessandro, Anthony (July 6, 2017). "Ang Lee's 'Gemini Man' Targets Fall 2019 Release". Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  3. ^ Failes, Ian (September 5, 2017). "The Secret History Of Disney's 'Gemini Man' And The Quest To Make A Convincing CG Human". Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  4. ^ Kit, Borys (April 21, 2017). "Ang Lee in Talks to Direct Clone Assassin Movie 'Gemini Man' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  5. ^ "Ang Lee's 'Gemini Man' Gets October 2019 Release".
  6. ^ Kroll, Justin (2018-01-12). "Clive Owen Joins Will Smith in Ang Lee's 'Gemini Man' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2018-03-01.
  7. ^ "Mary Elizabeth Winstead to Star Opposite Will Smith in 'Gemini Man' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-03-01.
  8. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (2018-02-28). "Paramount's 'Gemini Man' Adds 'Doctor Strange' Actor Benedict Wong". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-03-01.
  9. ^ "Actor Will Smith filming movie near Savannah; says Georgia 'gotta do something about these bugs'". WSAV-TV. 2018-02-28. Retrieved 2018-03-01.
  10. ^ "Otorgan permiso para película que Will Smith filmará en Cartagena". El Heraldo (in Spanish). 2018-03-16. Retrieved 2018-03-17.
  11. ^ "Autorizan permiso para rodaje de película de Will Smith en Cartagena". El Universal (in Spanish). 2018-03-16. Retrieved 2018-03-17.

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