Released in national theaters in 2019 by Paramount Pictures, ‘Gemini Project‘ made a shy stint on the big screen and became one of the biggest commercial failures of Will Smith’s career – grossing only $173 million worldwide with a budget of US$ 150 million.
Now the movie finds its audience on Netflix. In just two days, the production is already in the 2nd position among the most watched titles in the catalog – behind only the original ‘black crab‘.
The production brings the star Will Smith face to face with a better, stronger, younger version of yourself.
Science fiction was directed by Oscar winner Lee and introduces a new technology in cinemas: 3D+.
Watch the trailer:
In the video below, the editor-in-chief Renato Marafon explains the new technology and how it works:
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In addition to 3D+, Smith underwent an interesting process of facial rejuvenation, but different from the work performed by Marvel and for Lucasfilm.
His 23-year-old version is a 100% digitally constructed character, “without any facial stretching”. And to ensure he had his youthful features salvaged, Smith donned a motion capture suit from Weta. In addition, traits of him were recreated from a series of references from his past productions, such as ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ e ‘Independence Day’.
The film was originally developed by Disney in the 1990s, but the project was shelved because the visual effects weren’t advanced enough at the time.
The cast still has Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, Benedict Wong, Douglas Hodge e Ralph Brown.