Gemini Man took 20 years to make

The film was ahead of its time and technology had not been able to convincingly de-age the leading man by 25 years

In Gemini Man, Will Smith plays an assassin being hunted by a clone of his younger self.
In Gemini Man, Will Smith plays an assassin being hunted by a clone of his younger self.PHOTO: UIP

Hollywood took two decades to make the film Gemini Man, an action thriller about a hitman hunted by a cloned younger version of himself.

The idea was ahead of its time and, for years, the technology was just not up to the task, which demands visual effects that can convincingly de-age its leading man by 25 years.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 10, 2019, with the headline 'Gemini Man took 20 years to make'. Subscribe