Will Smith to star in Ang Lee's 'Gemini Man'

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Los Angeles [USA], Apr 26 (ANI): Looks like Will Smith is all set to fight himself in Ang Lee's 'Gemini Man'. According to Hollywood Reporter, the 48-year-old is in negotiations to star in Skydance's action thriller based on one of Hollywood long-unproduced scripts. The 'Life of Pi' helmer Ang Lee will reportedly direct the movie which is being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The story of the movie focuses 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. The project was first set up at Disney in 1997 as a pitch by Darren Lemke, with Don Murphy producing and Tony Scott directing. But the movie was considered to be unfilmable because visual effects technology had not caught up to the concept. The script has been reworked on many times over two decades, and numerous camera tests have been conducted by the studio, which at different times had considered Mel Gibson and Clint Eastwood for the lead role. Skydance picked up the project in October, with Bruckheimer on board and Murphy executive producing the movie. (ANI)