Those who wonder to themselves how M. Night Shyamalan still gets work will be relieved to know that the work he’s getting now is being delegated from the Big Willie Style nepotism machine, having been hired (ordered?) to direct an untitled sci-fi film starring both Papa Smith, and his wee son, Jaden.
The film focuses on Jaden landing a spaceship on an abandoned planet. And the spaceship contains his estranged father. Expect to see lots of that one Will Smith technique where he’s yelling at his son cause he’s angry, but he’s crying because he just loves him so damn much.
Not much else has been disclosed about the project, but everyone should feel comfortable forming an unwavering opinion on this project just based on the participation of Shyamalan and Will Smith & Son. The collaboration promises that ham-fisted moments shared by the Smiths will be given further heavy-handed treatment courtesy of M. Night’s deft touch.
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