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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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“Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard”: Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek & Ryan Reynolds Are Teaming Up Once Again

The first teaser trailer for The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, a sequel to the 2017 action-comedy The Hitman’s Bodyguard, has dropped.

Set four years after the events in the original film, bodyguard Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) once again gets involved with assassin Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson). However, this time, he is forced into action by Darius’s even more volatile wife, the infamous international con artist Sonia Kincaid (Salma Hayek). As Bryce is driven over the edge by his two most dangerous protectees, the trio gets in over their heads in a global plot and soon finds that they are all that stands between Europe and a vengeful and powerful madman (Antonio Banderas). Joining the sequel are also Morgan Freeman, Richard E. Grant, and Frank Grillo.

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard will land in theaters on June 16, 2021.

Watch the first look at the upcoming action comedy below.

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Bria Danielle Singleton Talks Playing The Younger Version of Octavia Spencer’s Character in ‘Thunder Force’

Bria Danielle Singleton had secured a role in Netflix’s new superhero comedy Thunder Force, starring Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer and Emmy winner Melissa McCarthy.

The 15-year-old California native is playing the younger version of Spencer’s character, Emily – a quiet girl who prefers to keep it to herself. Tween Emily lives with her grandmother and does not have any friends. That is until she meets Lydia, and they form a strong friendship. The two best friends lose contact with each other but later reunite when in their 40’s after Emily devises a treatment that gives both powers to protect their city.

Watch our interview with Bria below and stream Thunder Force on Netflix starting Friday, April 9.

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‘The Suicide Squad’ Unleashes First Official Trailer

James Gunn’s R-rated superhero mayhem includes a few cast members from David Ayers’ 2016 Suicide Squad.

The highly anticipated Suicide Squad relaunch is fast approaching!

Directed by James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy), the stand alone sequel’s premise is somewhat similar to the original. Supervillains Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Bloodsport (Idris Elba), Peacemaker (John Cena) and a group of convicted criminals at Belle Reve prison join the Task Force X. The ‘bad guys’ are on a mission to destroy a Nazi-era prison, a place where human experiments were conducted, in exchange for a shorter prison sentence.

The massive cast includes a number of series newcomers, namely Sylvester Stallone (King Shark), Michael Rooker (Savant), Flula Borg (Javelin), David Dastmalchian (Polka-Dot Man), Daniela Melchior (Ratcatcher2), Mayling Ng (Mongal), Sean Gunn (Weasel), Pete Davidson (Blackguard), Storm Reid (Tyla), Peter Capaldi (The Tinkerer) among others.

The Suicide Squad is set to be released in theaters and on HBO Max on Aug. 6.

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