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Will And Jaden Smith To Star In Shyamalan’s Sci-Fi Space Film

You’ve got to say this for M. Night Shyamalan: He might not yet have been able to recapture the magic of his 2000 superhero genre-flipper Unbreakable, but darn it if he doesn’t keep on trying. The director is rolling the dice once again, this time with someone who is arguably one of the biggest names he has yet worked with set to star. Will Smith.

Smith and son Jaden, star of The Karate Kid remake, will headline an untitled science fiction film set in space, to be directed by Shyamalan with a script he wrote with Gary Whitta, Deadline reports. The project was actually mentioned by Shyamalan last year with the title One Thousand A.E., and Smith was going to produce.

The story is set aboard a spaceship that has crash-landed on an abandoned planet. A young boy works to stay alive, and he’s apparently got his estranged father aboard the ship as well. Do you think the fictional not-so-dear old dad is a ghost and the young boy can see dead people?

Too obvious?


  • D’Wetts

    Hmm. I bet Will IS dead and all that’s left of him are a bunch of holo-diary entries. Jaden is forced to live off the strange planet with only his wits and his father’s incredible advice to get him by.

    Kind of like Sixth Sense meets Krull meets, uh, Karate Kid.

    No foolin’, I I bet this is pretty close.

  • Kdiebold8715

    i think youre right haha

  • Anonymous

    I’m guessing that Will is really a AI program or some sort of robot. Seeing how I figured out The Village but just looking at the poster (I kid you not),I can bet it won’t be anything good.

  • Randy

    I bet the planet on is really earth!!!

  • Summer

    So. Will Smith is attempting to destroy his career and his son’s, in one fell swoop?

    Well, I wish them luck!

  • Mel

    What a twist!!!

  • T58anderson

    they never left earth

  • Anonymous

    I was shocked how much I liked Karate Kid, but this.. is done by M. Night so I’ll be skipping it.

  • Mak

    Maybe Will Smith will bring M. Night popularity back….


  • Farson89

    Huh, I didn’t realise that Will Smith was that desperate for a paycheck.

  • Chris Schillig

    Maybe they find the Statue of Liberty at the end …

    Actually, I’m still a Shyamalan fan and will give this a try. Why not?

  • Clevernamehere

    Because Will Smith’s career has really been all sunshine banana tarts and unicorn handshakes after Hancock, Seven Pounds, Hitch, I Am Legend, and I Robot.

    At least he’s stopped with the overly depressing blatant Oscar bid movies.

  • Jacob

    I Am Legend and I, Robot kicked ass.