“Gemini Man” has already garnered an award before even hitting theaters.
Starring Will Smith, audiences will see a 23-year-old version of the actor trying to assassinate him. And no, it’s not just de-aging technology. The creative team behind Gemini Man literally made a visual effects clone of Smith from scratch — a feat worthy of recognition.
Exciting isn’t it? Well, the committee behind the 2019 Lumiere Awards thinks so too. So much so that Gemini Man has already been announced to take home a win under the Entertainment Technology category. And that’s ahead of its October 11 premiere. Talk about film excellence. See Smith go against his younger clone in the trailer below:
Non-profit organization The Advanced Imaging Society broke the news. According to the org, 13 varying technical breakthroughs in filmmaking will be recognized at the Lumiere Awards to be held on October 28 in Beverly Hills, California. Among the 13 is an award honoring Gemini Man producers Paramount Pictures and Skydance.
The film’s director Ang Lee made Gemini Man available to watch at varying frames per second formats. This includes 24 fps, 60 fps, and 120 fps. In addition, it will also be shown on cinema screens in 2k, 4k as well as 2D and 3D.
It’s no surprise that Lee prepared a lot of different formats for the film. As a visionary director, he is known to be an avid fan of using technology in film.
Along with Gemini Man, the Lumiere Awards will also recognize Jon Favreau’s live-action CGI remake of The Lion King for the same category.