Columbia Pictures has announced that Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith will star together in a new currently untitled sci-fi movie directed by M. Night Shyamalan.
The sci-fi thriller will be produced by Shyamalan and Smith along with with James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett Smith and Ken Stovitz, Smith’s partners at Overbrook Entertainment. With screenplay penned by Shyamalan and Gary Whitta.
From what was released in the press, the story is set 1,000 years in the future, it will star Jaden who navigates an abandoned Earth to save himself and his estranged father after their ship crashes.
President of Columbia Pictures Doug Belgrad had this to say about the project:
Night is an outstanding filmmaker who has a tremendous vision for this science-fiction adventure story and we couldn’t be more excited to be working again with Jaden after our experiences on ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’ and ‘The Karate Kid.’ We’re thrilled to have the two of them together on this project.
The time Will and Jaden started in a movie was in the 2006 drama “The Pursuit of Happyness.”
Looks like the studios still have faith in Shyamalan and as long as that trend continues, expect more awful convoluted movies. We’ll have more as it develops.