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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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Watch: ‘Like a Boss’ Red Band Trailer Starring Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne

Paramount has released the red band trailer for its upcoming comedy Like a Boss starring Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne.

Miguel Arteta (Cedar Rapids, Youth in Revolt) directed. Adam Cole-Kelly and Sam Pitman wrote the screenplay. Both are first-time feature writers.

Synopsis: Best friends Mia and Mel (Haddish and Byrne) are living their best lives running their own cosmetics company they’ve built from the ground up. Unfortunately, they’re in over their heads financially, and the prospect of a big buyout offer from a notorious titan of the cosmetics industry Claire Luna (Salma Hayek) proves too tempting to pass up, putting Mel and Mia’s lifelong friendship in jeopardy. The beauty business is about to get ugly.

Also starring are Billy Porter (Pose), Jennifer Coolidge (Legally Blonde), Ari Graynor (The Sitter), Natasha Rothwell (Insecure), Jessica St. Clair (Bridesmaids), and Karan Soni (Always Be My Maybe).

Like a Boss hits theaters on January 10, 2019. Watch the latest trailer above.

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Michael B. Jordan Fights For Justice In Newly Released Trailer For ‘Just Mercy’

Warner Bros. has released the newest trailer for its upcoming highly-anticipated thought-provoking story starring Michael B. Jordan and Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx.

Just Mercy follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Brie Larson). One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Foxx), who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds—and the system—stacked against them. 

The drama is written and directed by Destin Daniel Cretton (The Glass Castle). The cast also includes Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe SpallO’Shea Jackson Jr., and Karan Kendrick

Just Mercy will be released in select theaters on Christmas and wide on January 10!

Check out the new trailer above.

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This Looks More Like It! Paramount Releases The Brand New Trailer for (The Upgraded) ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’

Months after Paramount released the first Sonic The Hedgehog trailer which was received with very little enthusiasm, to say the least, the company returns with a brand new preview.

Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, Sonic The Hedgehog tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth.

In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. The film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.

Watch the full trailer above.

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