The Gemini Man leak script has been doing circles in the Hollywood industry for the past 20 years. The director Ang Lee keeps this script up his sleeve and now the time is right for use of tech to make it a perfect masterpiece.
It doesn’t only involve CGI de-ageing Will Smith but also making his acting skills mediocre.
While the actor can be made to look like he is 25 years younger, Will Smith’s acting skills need down-grading for Gemini man. Ang Lee, the Academy award-winning director wants to go a step further for making Gemini Man the movie it deserves to be. The script has been making rounds in Hollywood for the last 20 years.
Gemini Man leaks suggest that the effort of Will Smith to act badly will give the movie an authentic feel, going forward. Remember Will Smith from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air? Ang Lee scoured through all the possible looks of the actor to give the CGI renders the best possible look of junior.
Gemini Man Leaks – Will Smith vs Will Smith
Will Smith is going to play the role of an ex-government assassin, Henry. Henry is going to be fighting a younger version of himself – a clone. For this clone, Will Smith especially needs to do justice to the younger role. This role requires him to portray a bad actor Will, as Ang Lee describes.
De-ageing is common in movies these days. Tron: Legacy, Terminator: Genysis and few of the X-Men and MCU movies have made use of the available CGI tech. None have gone out of their way to make it surreal and complicated for the character themselves. Lee means real business when he wants a character to be portrayed as a younger version of itself.
Ang Lee makes use of 3D as well as 120 FPS shooting for Gemini Man. This means you really see the punches land rather than a blur of hands. The surreal CGI combined with Will Smith’s performance is sure to make Gemini Man one of its kind.
“Ang told me,’I need to you act less good,’” – Will Smith.
Ang Lee comments on Will Smith and Gemini Man
“The biggest problem is Will is a much better actor today than he was 30 years ago,” Ang Lee said, elaborating that the key wasn’t about portraying how Smith looked three decades ago but finding a way to accurately portray the real human character inside the digital effect. “People talk about technology but this is not [that],” Lee explained.”This is an artistic endeavour. Not a clone but a soulful human being.”
“My way of directing had to change,” the director continued.”[The actor] can’t act; you have to feel the emotion that will translate to the audience. He has to be real, complicated.”
The movie, Gemini Man starring Will Smith seems to take inspiration from earlier Hollywood movies. However, it may stand a chance to be the best of them all. Will Smith in Gemini Man is perhaps going to give his best acting as the worst actor he’s been. Let’s not forget that he is also going to be playing as the older version as well.
Gemini Man finally hits Theatres this October.