Will Smith screens Ang Lee's 'Gemini Man'
Will Smith's collaborations with filmmaker Jerry Bruckheimer may continue long into the future. He celebrated his 51st birthday with the prolific film producer in Budapest, Hungary on Wednesday at a special screening of their new film, "Gemini Man."
Will Smith arrives for a promotional event for the movie 'Gemini Man' in Budapest, Hungary, September 25, 2019. The action thriller will premiere on October 10 in Hungary. [Photo: IC]
The movie sees Smith play a hitman who is forced to do battle with a clone of himself as a younger man, aged 23.
The younger version of Smith is "100 percent" digitally generated, explained Smith.
"It's not my face de-aged. From scratch the digital team created an avatar," he said. "That is the 23-year-old, 100 percent digital character. So, I essentially voiced the character. I didn't necessarily play the character. So, it's not my body doing the moves and things like that."
The film is directed by Academy Award-winner Ang Lee. Lee said "It's just a long journey of discovering what digital cinema can provide to us. It's very exciting."
"Gemini Man" will be released in China on October 18.
(Story includes material sourced from AP)