We’re beginning to sense a theme here…
First Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke, and now Will Smith. It seems the growing trend in films right now involves coming face to face with your eerie, uncanny valley-esque doppelgänger.
After the success of Us (and the wildly unsettling mythology Jordan Peele introduced in that film) we certainly don’t mind the onslaught of doppelgänger stories!
And with what we’ve already seen from the first teasers of Gemini Man, the newest science fiction flick from Skydance Media, we’re sure this trend is only just beginning to show what amazing stories can come out of the “you vs. you” trope.
Earlier today, Paramount dropped the first trailer to Ang Lee’s (Life Of Pi, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) sci-fi thriller, and from what’s been teased already, the film looks to be a promising success. For starters, through the use of incredible cinematography and CGI, audiences will not only be able to participate in a fully immersive cinematic experience, but will have the opportunity to see Will Smith in an interesting new light.
Between the haunting version of “Forever Young” scored in the trailer, along with a powerful performance by Will Smith, Gemini Man is gearing up to be the newest sci-fi thriller that’ll take audiences by storm.