Will Smith was his own worst enemy at CinemaCon on Thursday, a first look at Ang Lee's effects marvel "Gemini Man" revealed.
"If you're a director and you get to work with Will Smith, you should consider yourself lucky — and thanks to new technology, I get two," Lee joked. The acclaimed director of "Brokeback Mountain" and "Life of Pi" praised Smith for going deep into the layers of his personality to unearth both characters, calling the effort "daring."
"You have all of his gifts, and none of his pain," Owen told the younger Smith in a rough-cut trailer. Smith looked every inch a kid as the younger character, as fresh-faced and clear-eyed as he did upon his debut in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." The effects were jarring at first for the crowd, inspiring pensive silence as the whole of the Colosseum Theater studied the CGI.
"Gemini Man" has been in development since 1997, when the project was purchased as a proof of concept for Walt Disney Studios, with directors like Tony Scott and Curtis Hanson attached. The complex visual effects required to create two versions of the same man, decades apart in age, helped keep the project on the shelf at Disney. It languished for years before the rights were acquired by Paramount co-production and financing partner Skydance Media. Lee and Smith boarded the movie shortly after.
Clive Owen, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Benedict Wong co-star in the film, as advisors to Smiths both young and old.
The dramatic actioner sees present-day Smith hunted by a cunning and unidentifiable enemy throughout a European city, and soon discovers it's a younger version of himself.
government was not willing to lose — even if that meant making a copy. The film's elder Smith had seen better days. Though plotlines were largely unclear, Smith was some kind of a rare trained assassin that the U.S.
"I'm 50 years old now, and I don't know that I would have had the experience to play a 23-year-old me [earlier in my career]," Smith said in a pre-taped message to the exhibitors.
A full trailer should drop sometime this summer, as the Paramount Pictures and Skydance release hits theaters in October.” />

A canoodling couple comes to her rescue until police show up to the bizarre scene. Davis springs to action, tossing the cops around like rag dolls and terrorizing her saviors in the process. The reel opened with franchise newcomer Mackenzie Davis, playing a synthetic intelligence machine, falling naked from the sky like the original's star, Arnold Schwarzenegger, did in 1984.
The annual convention of movie theater owners, held in Las Vegas, got a lengthy footage reel from the forthcoming sequel in James Cameron's famous action franchise. What was instantly clear inside the Colosseum Theater was that director Tim Miller is the hero the IP needed.
"One cool new feature, he can split so he's twice as deadly," Miller said, practically jumping up and down.
Before he left the stage, Miller teased an upgrade to the synthetic menaces of this cinematic world: they can multiply.
Her rakish frame is clad simply in a white tank and cargo pants. We also get a hardcore Linda Hamilton cameo here, rocking a motorcycle jacket and shooting off surface-to-air missiles. That's especially true for an actress like Davis, who earned a permanent spot in the queer canon with her acclaimed "San Junipero" episode of "Black Mirror," a love story between the actress' character and Gugu Mbatha-Raw's. Davis rocks a buzzed and angular haircut. The androgyny the character is giving off is a dog whistle to LGBTQ identities, whether Paramount and Skydance Media know it or not.
Luna is not the sole Terminator in this project, as Schwarzenegger does return to stir up some trouble. On more superficial levels, the action sequences inspired cheers in some and breathlessness in others.
The "Deadpool" helmer was so devout to the property that he teared up numerous times and literally stepped out of the spotlight to compose himself, saying, "I think you'll see that passion up on the big screen."
The actor and former California governor said the film changed his life nearly 30 years ago, and gave him endless slogans for political campaigns ("Terminate Global Warming!" he yelled to the audience).
Blunt force and a dash of diversity helped "Terminator: Dark Fate" rise to the top of Paramount Pictures' CinemaCon 2019 presentation on Thursday.
Taking it a step further, the actual terminator is Mexican-American star Gabriel Luna ("Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."), and Colombian actress Natalia Reyes has a significant supporting role. The latter expressed her gratitude for the inclusive hires, saying it was "the most important part" of the presentation and reflects a changing Hollywood.
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