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WILL SMITH SPEAKS ON THE REVOLUTIONARY TECHNOLOGY BEHIND “GEMINI MAN” DURING THE GLOBAL PRESS CONFERENCE

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.

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Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming 2 America’ Set To Land on Amazon Prime

The highly anticipated sequel to Eddie Murphy’s 90’s classic has found a home. Variety reported that Coming 2 America‘s distributor Paramount Pictures is in the process of selling it to Amazon Studios for $125 million.

The original Coming to America, which came out in 1988 and grossed nearly $300 million at the worldwide box office, featured Murphy as the single African prince Akeem, who traveled to Queen in New York City to escape an arranged marriage and find real love. The brilliant cast included Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley and John Amos. All of them have reportedly reprised their roles in the sequel.

In Coming 2 America, Prince Akeem is set to become king of the fictional country of Zamunda when he discovers he has a son he never knew about in America — a street-savvy Queens native named Lavelle (Jermaine Fowler). To honor the former king’s dying wish to groom his grandson as the crown prince, Akeem and Semmi travel to America again. The supporting cast includes Tracy Morgan, Leslie Jones, Kiki Layne and Wesley Snipes.

The expected streaming premiere date is December 18.

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‘Come Away’: Watch David Oyelowo, Anna Chancellor, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Angelina Jolie in The New Trailer

Starring NAACP Image Award winner David Oyelowo and Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie, this imaginative origin story follows two of the most beloved characters in literature – Peter Pan (played by Jordan A. Nash), Alice in Wonderland (Keira Chansa), joined by their older sibling David (Reece Yates) as they let their imaginations run wild one blissful summer in the English countryside.

Encouraged by their parents Jack and Rose (Oyelowo and Jolie), the kids’ make-believe tea parties, sword fights and pirate ship adventures come to an abrupt end when tragedy strikes. Peter, eager to prove himself a hero to his grief-stricken and financially-struggling parents, journeys with Alice to London, where they try to sell a treasured heirloom to the sinister pawnshop owner known as C.J. (David Gyasi). Returning home, Alice seeks temporary refuge in a wondrous rabbit hole while Peter permanently escapes reality by entering a magical realm as leader of the “Lost Boys.”

The upcoming fantasy drama is directed by Brenda Chapman (The Prince of Egypt) and written by Marissa Kate Goodhill.

Come Away is scheduled to premiere on November 13, 2020 in theaters and on demand. Check out the official trailer above.

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Jessica Chastain and Lupita Nyong’o are Members of an All-Female International Spy Team

The first trailer for Universal’s newest women-led film THE 355, an espionage thriller starring Jessica Chastain, Lupita N’yongo, Penélope Cruz, Bingbing Fan, and Diane Kruger, has dropped and it looks exhilarating.

Synopsis: When a top-secret weapon falls into mercenary hands, wild card CIA agent Mason “Mace” Brown (Jessica Chastain) will need to join forces with rival badass German agent Marie (Diane Kruger, In the Fade), former MI6 ally and cutting-edge computer specialist Khadijah (Lupita Nyong’o), and skilled Colombian psychologist Graciela ( Penélope Cruz) on a lethal, breakneck mission to retrieve it, while also staying one step ahead of a mysterious woman, Lin Mi Sheng (Bingbing Fan, X-Men: Days of Future Past), who is tracking their every move.

The 355 is scheduled to premiere  on January 15. Watch the full trailer above.

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