Father-son pair Will and Jaden Smith will co-star in Columbia Pictures’ untitled futuristic sci-fi adventure for M. Night Shyamalan. Overbrook Entertainment (Will and Jada Smith, James Lassiter and Ken Stovitz) will produce along with Shyamalan–which is unusual for the headstrong Philadelphia filmmaker, who likes to maintain complete control of his projects. “The chance to make a scary, science-fiction film starring Jaden and Will is my dream project,” he says.
The story, which resembles a mix of Smith’s I Am Legend and The Road, takes place 1,000 years in the future and follows a young boy as he navigates the abandoned planet Earth to save his estranged father after their ship crashes.
Columbia president Doug Belgrad states:
“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.”