When I heard today that Will Smith will star opposite his son Jaden Smith in an upcoming M. Night Shyamalan sci-fi film, all I could think was, Oh no! Not M. Night Shyamalan! But maybe it’ll be good. Maybe Shyamalan will return to his ‘[amazon_link id=”B001BRZ5J2″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Sixth Sense[/amazon_link]’ roots and surprise us.
Set 1,000 years in the future, the movie centers on a young boy who navigates an abandoned and sometimes scary Earth to save himself and his estranged father after their ship crashes. Shyamalan and Will Smith will produce with James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett Smith and Ken Stovitz, Smith’s partners at Overbrook Entertainment. The screenplay is by M. Night Shyamalan and Gary Whitta.
Jaden made his big screen debut in 2006’s ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’ co-starring his dad. Here’s a still from that film, in which Will played the real-life Chris Gardner, a struggling salesman who took custody of his son and turned his life around. Loved this movie – inspiring and motivational.