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Will & Jaden Smith Team Up With M. Night Shyamalan for a Futuristic Sci-fi

Will & Jaden Smith Team Up With M. Night Shyamalan for a Futuristic Sci-fi

Hollywood’s most beloved family, the Smiths, are at it again. Yesterday it was announced that Will Smith and his son Jaden will join director M. Night Shyamalan on an epic futuristic adventure. Together, the three hope to dominate the box office once again.


Sony Pictures Entertainment has signed Will Smith and son Jaden Smith to star in an untitled futuristic science fiction adventure film that will be directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Shymalan wrote the script with Gary Whitta [The Book of Eli], and Overbrook’s James Lassiter, Smith, Ken Stovitz and Jada Pinkett Smith will produce with Shyamalan. Shyamalan talked about the project some last fall when he was promoting The Last Airbender, when the project went under the titleOne Thousand A.E. Back then, Will Smith was only supposed to produce, but now he’s set to star as well.

The story takes place far in the future where a young boy has to navigate an abandoned planet on a space ship that has crashed. On board is his estranged father.

I’m all for this, except for one part: M. Night Shyamalan. His past films have been so off the wall that it’s ridiculous, and I’m not talking about them being weird, I’m all for Shyamalan’s wierd and creepy stuff. His films just haven’t performed well at the box office. I remember the last film I saw of his was The Happening. Sadly I decided to give him another chance after Lady in the Water. Maybe the Smith duo have the chance to revive Shyamalan’s name. If you look at the Smith’s past box office numbers, Jaden pulled in $359.1 million worldwide for his first lead in The Karate Kid. Do we need to talk about Will’s box office numbers? He’s constantly raked in the cash with his films. Let’s just hope Will can co-produce this one.

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