Gemini Man: One Of The Coolest Movie Concepts Ever

Published 5 years ago by , Updated August 14th, 2013 at 5:46 pm,

I’ve been following the development of Gemini Man for almost a decade now. In my humble opinion it is without a doubt one of the most exciting film concepts that I’ve ever heard – that has never been made.

The concept is simple:

The world’s best assassin is getting old and starting to lose it, there’s just one thing – he’s still the best. The only way to defeat him is to clone him and get the younger clone to hunt him down and kill him.

However, that’s not the best part.

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer wants an aging action star and a computer manipulated younger version of that actor in the film.

Think of the Harrison Ford of today facing off against the Star Wars era Ford. Imagine an older Mel Gibson fighting his 20 year old Mad Max. Or even more exciting imagine Sean Connery fighting off the Connery from Goldfinger!

Excited yet?

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (and to an extent X-Men 3) showed that the technology is there to “de-age” an actor, so it looks like the time is right for Gemini Man. If David Fincher can make Brad Pitt believably age backwards from 80 years to 8 months in an Oscar nominated epic,  then an action film with a wrinkle free A-lister seems like a sure thing on the technology front.

Over the last decade a multitude of writers have taken a crack at the script including Darren Lemke, Jonathan Hensleigh and most recently Wolverine writer David Benioff (who bagged $2 million for his work).

To ratchet up the excitement levels even further Curtis Hanson, the director behind L.A Confidential and Wonder Boys is now negotiating to wield the megaphone. With Hanson’s attachment one can only assume that the film will be thoughtful and action oriented (it is a Bruckheimer film after all).

So what do you think? Which aging action star would you like to see go toe to toe with their younger self in Gemini Man?

Source: Variety

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  1. It would be better than seeing a 66 yr old Harrison ford vs. a 46 yr old Harrison Ford. Ooohhh real exciting.

  2. LOL, well I think the idea is more like someone in their 60′s vs. the early 30′s version. :-)

    If done right I think this would be a great popcorn flick.

    Vic

  3. A 60 yr old assassin would have to be of SOUND mind to even have a prayer against his 30 yr old countepart. One with a body and mind betraying doesn’t stand a chance. 50 should be the top age. I mean he’s supposed to be experienced not geriatric.

  4. I bet you Bruce Willis can kick your ass. :-D

  5. I’m with Ken and Vic on this one as will most people. Would be much better to see some one like Bruce Willis than a newer action star. It would work to cast a classic-ish action star and not a newer one who really isn’t that old at all. Sort of ruins the point of the film to take some one in their early to mid 40′s or younger.

    You’re complaining that going to old that the older person wouldn’t have a chance, but didn’t you also just say that the hero has to be weaker? So just make the older guy the hero. Lets face it most people will find them selves cheering on the older character anyway. Also keep in mind being the hero doesn’t mean you always have to win. I think the idea has lots of possibility’s and will be great.

  6. This can be an opportunity for a Mikey Rourke/Robert Downey jr. like comeback…im gonna say some less popular names that can be great…

    Christian Slater
    Michael Keaton
    Anthony Michael Hall
    Val Kilmer
    Carl Weathers
    Robert Englund
    Burt Reynolds
    SAM ELLIOT

    You get the idea

  7. The problem with your list Johnny is that one of the things that makes this idea so exciting is the major action star idea. Names like Clint Eastwood, or Bruce Willis. I am a huge fan of Val Killmer and Micheal Keaton, but to be honest this would not be very exciting at all if they were in this role.

  8. Yah, I agree. But no matter how much I like Clint Eastwood, he’s simply much too old. I can’t imagine him fighting his Dirty Harry self, Dirty Harry would run circles around him. Bruce Willis would be 100% perfect in my opinion. Never during Live Free or Die Hard did I think he was too old to do what he did. But there were times that I thought he was too injured to do what he did though, lol. He was basically all beat up from the first major action scene in the tunnel. But he took out those (younger) bad guys inside that apartment without much effort, so you can already see how he can survive a younger version of himself using his smarts.

  9. Someone mentioned women; what about Meryl Streep or Demi Moore? And what about Tommy Lee Jones? Or maybe John Travolta?

  10. LOL @ Meryl Streep, what is she going to do, hug a tree until her younger self goes away? :-D

  11. Michael Keaton would be perfect.

  12. Sounds a bit like Wanted.

    Still a good concept.

  13. Liam Neeson worked great in ‘Taken’ so maybe he should get the role.

  14. A remake of 1976 television series about a secret agent named Sam Casey former CIA operative accidentally drown into the Sea of Japan of the coast of Korea a downed North Korean satellite fell into the sea from the sky maybe it is a defensive nuclear weapon exposed then they went to research center to recuperate and revive from a nuclear radiation with the use of digital watch invented as a secret weapon of invisibility to apprehend and infiltrate the enemy and successfully used the classified item of stealth code name:Minus One with the aid of his mentor and scientists that created a superhuman mutated being known as Gemini Man.story by HG Wells British author/novellist and scholar/teacher an historian…thanks for the information about your comments in your opinion.From:Wayne

  15. New Gemini Man to be filmed in Canada and the United States a new project is under way by next year in 2014 is a rebooted and remake of classic television series from 1976 a new character actor will be chosen to play a new hero from HG Wells story also known as Code Name Minus One …thanks for the information about your comments in your opinion.From Wayne

  16. A remake of 1976 television series and movie about a former US Navy Seal drown in the sea during a naval exercise and retrieving a nuclear weapon from a downed North Korean missile and died several years later was rescued by US Navy salvage ship and recovered the remains and finally a secret weapon is born a new hero also known as Gemini Man .Based from a novel by HG Wells creator of Time Machine and Invisible Man becomes a new television series and movie version filming is underway by early spring
    of 2014 coming soon.Thanks for the information.From:Wayne

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