Entertainment The Project: Will Smith talks CGI, cloning and karma
Remembering the other Steve Smith
A dynamic New South Wales batsman. Brilliant fielder.A child prodigy. Represented his country in Test and one day cricket. Not highly educated. Never quite made it as a top-level player.I’m talking, of course, about Steve Smith. What? Steve Smith? Never quite made it?Hang on a second…I’m not talking about Steven Peter Devereux Smith – or, as Wikipedia calls him, “Steve Smith (cricketer)”.I mean Steven Barry Smith, aka in Wikipedia speak “Steve Smith (cricketer, born 1961)”, aka the first Steve Smith.
The 51-year-old actor, producer and Fresh Prince is a Hollywood action flick favourite. He soared the skies as hotheaded superhero Hancock and was propelled 30 years into the future in iRobot, but Smith's latest project is taking the star to new heights.
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The United States said Tuesday it would curb visas for Chinese officials until Beijing ends its "repression" of Uighurs and other Muslims in the western region of Xinjiang, a day after imposing commercial restrictions. Two of the biggest economies in the world – the U.S. and China – have been caught in the throes of a bitter and potentially catastrophic (for themselves and the world) trade war over the past year. Take a look at this timeline to understand the progression of the dispute between Washington, D.C. and Beijing.
Smith had a chat to The Project about the CGI magic of Gemini Man.
"It's the first-ever 100 percent digital human," he said.
"It's a recreation of me, it's not my actual skin. It's the heart of my performance, but the skin, the eyes, the hair, the movement - everything is digital."
Smith said the decision to go 100 percent digital was "a serious leap of faith".
"[Director] Ang [Lee] was [initially] talking about how we were going to achieve the clone... whether we use one of my kids or a lookalike."
Yet after the deepfakes' political advertisements and artificial intelligence anxiety, Smith says digital cloning technology isn't something to fear.
"It's much more about how we use it than it is an energy or a technology being bad. I think it's impossible for a specific technology to be inherently evil."
And for everyone who doesn't have a CGI clone, there is still a message to take away.
"A lot of us get to that point where you hit the middle of your life, and it's like, 'Oh my God, is this what I've chosen to, is this what I've chosen to be'," Smith explained.
"Some of us are lucky or courageous enough to make the adjustments we need to make, to not be consumed by our karma."
Gemini Man is in cinemas now.
Erdogan warns Kurdish fighters to pull out of Syrian region .
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday up to 1,300 Syrian Kurdish fighters have yet to vacate a northeastern Syrian area invaded by Ankara, hours before a five-day cease-fire between Turkish troops and Syrian Kurdish fighters was set to expire there. Erdogan said up to 800 Syrian Kurdish fighters have already left under the deal that brought the pause in fighting following Turkey's incursion and renewed threats to resume the offensive if all the Syrian Kurds don't depart before the deadline runs out at 10:00 p.m.
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