It’s too late for an April Fool’s joke, right? Columbia is really going forward with an M. Night Shyamalan movie starring Will and Jaden Smith? A movie about a boy in the year 3000 trying to save his dad in the year 3000 after their spaceship crashes on a previously abandoned Earth in the year 3000? “The chance to make a scary, science-fiction film starring Jaden and Will is my dream project,” says Shyamalan in the press release, which is surprising, considering Jaden was a year old when The Sixth Sense came out.
Though it’s also surprising Smith would sign up to work with Shyamalan after the critical drubbing his recent films have received (remember M. Night’s “scary, science fiction film” with Mark Wahlberg, The Happening?), the plot certainly sounds up his alley. All of the Fresh King’s recent films have had him heartbroken and isolated from the everyday world, whether due to unfortunate circumstances (Seven Pounds, The Pursuit Of Happyness) or sci-fi drama (Hancock, I Am Legend). Crash landing on the ruins of Earth with no one but Jaden for company? How could Will resist?
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