Ang Lee's 'Gemini Man' to premiere in Taiwan Oct. 23
Taipei, Oct. 1 (CNA) "Gemini Man," the latest film by Taiwanese-American director Ang Lee (李安), is scheduled to make its Taiwanese premiere in Taipei on Oct. 23.
Lee will be joined by lead actor and Hollywood megastar Will Smith as well as producers Jerry Bruckheimer and David Ellison for a three-day promotional tour of the country from Oct. 20-22.
Originally scheduled for Oct. 25, the release date was moved up by two days to coincide with the director's birthday.
"Gemini Man" tells the story of a middle-aged assassin (Will Smith) being pursued by a younger assassin, who he discovers is quite literally a younger version of himself.
The film uses motion capture technology that allows Smith's performance as his younger self to be transferred into a completely digitally rendered character.
The film's visual effects supervisor, Bill Westenhofer, was widely acclaimed for his previous work with Lee on "The Life of Pi."
"Gemini Man" is Lee's fifteenth directorial credit, following a number of worldwide hits including "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" (2000), "Brokeback Mountain" (2005) and "The Life of Pi" (2012).
Lee was born and raised in Pingtung County, southern Taiwan, before moving to the U.S. to pursue a film career that has spanned nearly three decades.
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