M. Night’s Next Project: One Thousand A.E. With Jaden Smith

M. Night ShyamalanWe take the piss out of M. Night a lot around here; he makes some pretty unlikeable films.  He certainly knows how to keep busy regardless of what fans and critics say; and if I were in his position, I’d probably disregard them as well.

His last film, The Last Airbender went onto gross over $300 million worldwide, so obviously the sequel light goes on in some suits office and a script is made.  However a new project is on the way says Heat Vision called One Thousand A.E.

Shyamalan will direct the sci-fi film One Thousand A.E. in conjunction with Overbrook Entertainment. Overbrook is the production company run by Will Smith, James Lassiter, Ken Stovitz, and Jada Pinkett, and was responsible for The Karate Kid re-make that made crazy money and starred Jaden Smith. One Thousand A.E. is being “developed as a vehicle for Jaden Smith”.  M. Night won’t be writing this one surprisingly, Gary Whitta, who wrote the screenplay for The Book of Eli, will be taking on that role.

Not a lot is known from a story standpoint right now, as Shyamalan likes to keep those details secret as long as he can.  Like how he kept secret that The Last Airbender sucked.  And I’m spent.