We spoke to Ang Lee's collaborator Bill Westenhofer about the art of creating multiple Will Smiths for Gemini Man.
This article comes from Den of Geek UK.
Actors have been playing opposite themselves for decades – think Alec Guinness killing himself again and again in 1949's Kind Hearts and Coronets. But Ang Lee's new film Gemini Man takes things to a whole new level, pitting Will Smith against a wholly digital recreation of his younger self on the screen.
Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Bill Westenhofer worked closely with Lee to bring the 23-year-old 'Junior' Smith to life. Den of Geek spoke to him about working on these challenging new effects, and what they might mean for the future of the industry.
First of all, can you take us back to the beginning – how long were you working on this project? Did you ever have any doubts when