Will and Jaden Smith are following up The Pursuit of Happyness, their drama based on a true story that illustrated the touching, heartfelt growth of a man and his son as they struggled from homelessness to success, with the next logical step: a sci-fi adventure film directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Yup.
According to ComingSoon, the film is “set 1,000 years into the future, a young boy navigates an abandoned and sometimes scary Earth to save himself and his estranged father after their ship crashes.”
Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures, somehow released the following statement with a straight face:
“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.”
To continue the sad fact that this just isn’t a late April Fool’s joke, Shyamalan added: “The chance to make a scary, science-fiction film starring Jaden and Will is my dream project.”
We can only assume that Will did not meet with Jada before making this decision and will probably be sleeping on the couch tonight.
Source: Coming Soon