Will Smith’s children and M. Night Shyamalan. Possibly the most hated movie pairing in quite some years. People don’t care about Jaden Smith at all and even the slight mention of M. Night can make people groan. so naturally they should make a Sci-Fi movie together.
Earth has been ruined by some event and humans have retreated to the stars. Will Smith plays some a famous general who returns home very much the absentee dad. Smith and his son, played by his son, somehow crash land on the abandoned earth. Will is injured and Jaden goes an adventure to save him. Then it turns out it’s really a computer.
I made up that last part. This movie won’t be out until next year but I just want to prepare you for when everyone tries to guess the Shyamalan twist. This one may be have a twist of course, though it is written by ‘Book of Eli’ scribe Gary Whitta. Eli had a bit of a twist so this might be quite the twisty writer/director team up.
Also prepare yourself for a lot of posters overselling the A.E title.
I just don’t see Shyamalan having the directing flare for a destroyed Earth landscape film. When he as at his best it was little moments that worked. The large scale scenes he attempted in ‘The Last Airbender’ fell absolutely flat. Maybe this will connect with a young audience like Jaden’s ‘Karate Kid’ did but the budget seems way to high just to go after the under 16 crowd.
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