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Jaden and Will Smith to Star in Shyamalan's New Sci-Fi

April 5, 2011 (4:13 am) GMT
Sony Pictures has made it official that the 12-year-old actor/rapper will join his father to star in M. Night Shyamalan's upcoming film 'One Thousand A.E.'
Jaden and Will Smith to Star in Shyamalan's New Sci-Fi

After playing together in "", will team up again with his father in a new film. On Monday, April 4, Sony Pictures has announced that the Smiths will star in new M. Night Shyamalan movie, which is written by Shyamalan and Gary Whitta.

Sharing his thought about the film, Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures, said, "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 ''."

"We're thrilled to have the two of them together on this project," he went on. In the press release, Shyamalan, who previously directed "", added, "The chance to make a scary, science-fiction film starring Jaden and Will is my dream project."

Although the studio refers to the movie as "an untitled sci-fi adventure" film, Shyamalan once called it "One Thousand A.E." in October 2010. The forthcoming movie is set one thousand years into the future, when Earth has been abandoned. It centers on a young boy and his father who explore the now empty and frightening planet after their spacecraft crashes.

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