Ang Lee’s last film, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, didn’t get the same critical reaction as many of his earlier movie. For his next movie, he’s in talks to go in a rather different direction and a genre he’s never really touched before – sci-fi. But then, Lee has always liked to try new things, as his back catalogue has ranged from historical drama and war films, to tragic romances and rom-coms.
Recently it was revealed Ang is in negotiation to helm Gemini Man, and now THR adds that Will Smith may be the man who’ll star in the movie.
Gemini Man itself has a long history, as it’s been around since 1997, when Disney bought the original pitch from Darren Lemke. Since then it’s been through numerous hands and incarnations. The latest is Skydance Pictures, which is hoping that bringing Lee and Smith onboard will finally help get the movie made.
The film itself ‘centers on an aging assassin who finds himself in a battle with the ultimate opponent: his clone, who is 25 years younger and at the peak of his abilities.’ It’s not known when we might see the movie.