Just a week ahead of Gemini Man‘s premiere, Paramount held a global press conference at YouTube Spaces in Los Angeles. Will Smith, who stars in both lead roles, his co-star Clive Owens, Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, visual effects supervisor Bill Westenhofer, and Weta visual effects supervisor Guy Williams were in attendance.
The focus of the conversation, aside from talented performances and inspirations behind the script, was made on the significance of the technology used and how it would revolutionize the experience of watching films on the big screen.
Gemini Man has been in the works for about 10 years, Bruckheimer said. It took some time for the technology to catch up with the grand vision, which was to create a digital human, a leading character in a film.
“We’ve been toying around with digital humans a lot with stuntwork,” Williams told the journalists,” but to really break this barrier what we needed was a project that supported it … [to] truly have a digital human standing in front of the camera acting and resonating with the audience and delivering the lines, and serving the story. This film was the perfect opportunity to actually be able to bring it all together.”
Smith followed Williams’ comment by clarifying: “Junior is not de-aging. It’s not my face, and they smooth out my face to make it look younger. It’s a 100 percent digital human…”
Gemini Man is an innovative action-thriller starring Smith as Henry Brogan, an elite assassin, who is targeted and pursued by a young, skilled operative named Junior. Also starring are Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, and Benedict Wong.
Gemini Man opens in theaters on October 11, 2019.
You can check out the images from the press event below.
Watch: ‘Let It Snow’ Debut Trailer Starring Shameik Moore
Spiderman Into The Spider-Verse star Shameik Moore plays a high school senior in a new Christmas comedy Let It Snow, based on the best-selling book by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle.
When a snowstorm hits a small midwestern town on Christmas Eve, a group of students find their friendships and love lives colliding thanks to a stranded pop star, a stolen keg, a squad of competitive dancers, a mysterious woman covered in tin foil, and an epic party at the local Waffle Town. Come Christmas morning, nothing will be the same.
The cast also includes Isabela Merced, Odeya Rush, Liv Hewson, Mitchell Hope, Kiernan Shipka, Jacob Batalon, and Joan Cusack.
The film will land on Netflix on November 8. Watch the trailer above.
DeWanda Wise Joins Jurassic World 3 in a Lead Role
by Kimberly Jones
DeWanda Wise, star of the Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It, is gearing up to take on a new role after the series was canceled earlier this year. Wise has been cast in a leading role in the upcoming Jurassic World 3 scheduled for a June 2021 release.
The highly anticipated third installment of the franchise is the follow up to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom released in 2018. The plot for Jurassic World 3 has yet to be released but Fallen Kingdom ended with the dinosaurs roaming freely to take over the world. Wise will join Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard who are reprising their roles from the previous films.
Steven Spielberg is returning as executive producer along with Jurassic Park alum Laura Dern and Sam Neill. Both films from the franchise have made over $1 billion at the box office and Universal Pictures is hoping Jurassic World 3 can bring audiences into theatres for another box office hit.
DeWanda Wise recently starred in the Netflix romantic comedy Someone Great along with Gina Rodriguez and Brittany Snow and the independent film The Weekend.
Zoe Kravitz Cast As Catwoman
Big Little Lies star Zoe Kravitz has been tapped to play Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman in the upcoming Warner Bros.’ Batman movie.
Kravitz will star opposite Robert Pattinson as the Dark Night and Jonah Hill, who is rumored to join the project as either the Penguin or the Riddler.
Per People, the movie, directed by Matt Reeves (War for the Planet of the Apes), will focus on Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne in the early stages of his transformation into the Caped Crusader.
This marks Kravitz’s second Warner Bros. movie following Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, released in November 2018.
Pre-production is expected to start this summer. The Batman will hit theaters on June 25, 2021.
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