The new trailer for Gemini Project released yesterday left many people impressed to see the protagonist of the film, Will Smith, in his current and younger version, much like he was at the beginning of his career. The curiosity is how this process of rejuvenation of the actor was carried out.
In the backstage video, Will Smith, the director Ang Lee, the producer Jerry Bruckheimer and those responsible for the visual effects of the production, Bill Westenhofer and Guy Williams, explain how this was possible and give details about the technology used in Gemini Project.
“What are you doing Gemini Project being so special is that we have two characters from different generations played by one actor. I play Henry, 50, and Junior, 23, who is sent to kill him”, Says the protagonist.
“Creating a digital human is one of the most difficult things about visual effects. This is not aging, it is not facial change. Junior is a completely digital creation and 100% made by capturing Will Smith’s performance“Explains Bill Westenhofer, one of the visual effects supervisors.
“At 23 I could not play Júnior but now I am able to understand and interpret both characters thanks to my great experience as an actor (…) This technology will change the way films are made and viewed“, Adds Will Smith.
Besides Smith are in the cast Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Benedict Wong. The script is by David Benioff, Billy Ray and Darren Lemke. The direction is Ang Lee.
Gemini Project hits theaters October 10.