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Ang Lee might finally resurrect long-gestating Gemini Man project

04.24.2017

No joke, after leaving STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE and seeing the full-CG Gran Moff Tarkin, the first thought that came to my mind was: holy shit, now they can do GEMINI MAN! This is a film that's been in development for at least twenty years now (and one I've always been interested in), with everyone from Harrison Ford to Mel Gibson attached to the role. And the premise is pretty genius: "an aging assassin must battle a younger clone of himself, at the peak of his abilities". Sounds rad to me!

And it seems Ang Lee may be the one to bring this film to screen! At one point, Tony Scott and Joe Carnahan were attached to it, but honestly, Lee seems like a perfect fit. Lee is no stranger to pushing CG limits with films like LIFE OF PI and HULK (to differing degrees of success), and he's also proven himself adept with action, having directed CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON.

I also feel the technology has made great leaps and bounds in the ensuing years (the project was always intended to have an older actor play against a de-aged CG version of himself, even in the late '90s when it first originated). And we've seen the technique used in TRON: LEGACY, the two latest TERMINATOR movies (both times the highlight of the films), the aforementioned ROGUE ONE, as well as CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR and ANT-MAN. Hell, even the upcoming PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST will have a de-aged Johnny Depp in it. And, compare the trailer for POTC: DMC with TRON: LEGACY, you'll see it's basically the difference between PS1 and real life. Not only that, but many people couldn't even tell that Tarkin was CG unless they knew in advance (creating, I'd argue, a confirmation bias).

But, regardless, this has the makings of an awesome action movie! So who would you want to see fight his younger self? Maybe Sylvester Stallone?

Extra Tidbit: Yes, this is a similar premise as LOOPER. However, I'm still interested in the de-aging gimmick of it.
Source: THR

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11:27PM on 04/24/2017
Yes it is a great idea, and it's been done really well without cgi anti aging ....remember a little movie called Looper?
Yes it is a great idea, and it's been done really well without cgi anti aging ....remember a little movie called Looper?
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4:46AM on 04/25/2017
Did you see a little thing called my extra tidbit?
Did you see a little thing called my extra tidbit?
8:50AM on 04/25/2017
The mobile version of the site doesn't display the extra tidbit, nor does it offer a simple link to view the desktop version, so there's a 50% chance at best that he's seen the extra tidbit.

But be smug and defensive instead of just posting it for those of us using our smartphones.
The mobile version of the site doesn't display the extra tidbit, nor does it offer a simple link to view the desktop version, so there's a 50% chance at best that he's seen the extra tidbit.

But be smug and defensive instead of just posting it for those of us using our smartphones.
1:40AM on 04/27/2017
Yes , GB is right . I can't see your little extra tid bit :() on my mobile phone . Regardless of your little tid bit , It's nothing new and has been done in film on many occasions , Terminator Genisys, Logan , Star Trek Nemesis, Timecop and of course Looper
I can't see it being something that hasn't been done all these years due to the limits of cgi anti aging . That being said , it would be cool to see a fresh take on the younger clone angle explored . It's dissapointing that they want to
Yes , GB is right . I can't see your little extra tid bit :() on my mobile phone . Regardless of your little tid bit , It's nothing new and has been done in film on many occasions , Terminator Genisys, Logan , Star Trek Nemesis, Timecop and of course Looper
I can't see it being something that hasn't been done all these years due to the limits of cgi anti aging . That being said , it would be cool to see a fresh take on the younger clone angle explored . It's dissapointing that they want to cast Will Smith ... he really has aged well and doesn't look much different from how he looked 20 years ago .
4:54PM on 04/24/2017
I mean, didn't we kinda just get a whiff of this in Logan?
I mean, didn't we kinda just get a whiff of this in Logan?
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4:47AM on 04/25/2017
The difference is that this would be a character interaction thing. The LOGAN fights are pretty much just a revamped version of the TERMINATOR GENYSIS fight - no character to the younger version.
The difference is that this would be a character interaction thing. The LOGAN fights are pretty much just a revamped version of the TERMINATOR GENYSIS fight - no character to the younger version.
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