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It's old Clint vs. young Clint!

09 October 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Joe Carnahan

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If ever there was a script that Empire wanted to see made, it was high concept assassin thriller Gemini Man. Sadly, it appears destined to end up on the development scrapheap, but the most recent director to take a crack at getting it made, Joe Carnahan, has now put up his proof of concept sizzle reel. Take a look above.

Gemini Man first pinged its way on to our radar back in 2003, whereupon we named it as one of the 12 greatest unproduced scripts in Hollywood. And that was after it had already been floating around the place for several years.

The plot follows an NSA agent getting a little long in the tooth for the job, who discovers that he’s been targeted for assassination. And the twist? The assassin is a younger clone of the agent himself.

Through the years the likes of Sean Connery, Mel Gibson and Bruce Willis have either been attached or considered for the project, and Darren Lemke, Jonathan Hensleigh and David Benioff worked on script drafts. Curtis Hanson seemed to get closest to directing it back in 2009, but it never quite took off.

Carnahan wanted Clint Eastwood to play the role of the agent, and cooked up a stylish look at what he was going for using clips blended for an old Clint/young Clint mash-up. Now we REALLY wish he’d gotten to make this.

And talking of projects that Carnahan has put online, this follows him showing the world his tone plan for Fox’s Daredevil reboot, which you can see below.


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Out of work?
These are nice and stuff but has Carnahan resigned himself to making "fan-made" trailers now? Maybe he should do one for Green Lantern starring Nathan Fillion...oh hang on, the rest of the internet already has. I may be in a minority but why don't Fox let him make an A-Team sequel? Admittedly hold back on the bad CGI but keep Jon Hamm as the bad guy. More

Posted by Mr Grizzly at 12:22 on 10 October 2012 | Report This Post

Different enough from Looper to work on its own ...
... but they should have done it years ago. Maybe they were waiting to see if the digital youth-ifying thing would work (we know now that it doesn't. See: X-Men 3 and Tron 2). Great premise though. As for Daredevil, I don't think that gives us a feel for what Carnahan wants to do. It's just chopping up random images. Hard to feel a new tone when it's spliced with comic panels and footage from the last movie. However, I DO think Carnahan would deliver a great 70s Daredevil, if Narc is anything to More

Posted by Nicky C at 11:06 on 10 October 2012 | Report This Post

Disappointing
No invisible man in sight. More

Posted by martino1 at 09:40 on 10 October 2012 | Report This Post

Disappointing
No invisible man in sight. More

Posted by martino1 at 09:38 on 10 October 2012 | Report This Post

daredevil...
Looks flippin' sweet. sounds like De Niro doing shouty Kingpin voiceover More

Posted by jamesjewell1983 at 08:32 on 10 October 2012 | Report This Post

Hasn't this been done??
'The plot follows an NSA agent getting a little long in the tooth for the job, who discovers that he’s been targeted for assassination. And the twist? The assassin is a younger clone of the agent himself.' Isn't Looper a similar concept in that Joseph Gordon Levitt plays a younger version of Bruce Willis? Not a clone given, but a similar premise surely. More

Posted by spamfiend at 07:48 on 10 October 2012 | Report This Post


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