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Much like Kenny Powers, Will Smith will soon hate computers. All kinds. He's attached to Ron Howard's science fiction film The Forbin Project, the movie that tells the story of a super-computer who pulls a Stealth/Short Circuit and becomes sentient. The computer then uses its super-brain to take over the world. Which really doesn't seem that bad actually. In fact, it would be awesome. There'd be porn everywhere.
Not sure who Smith will play yet, but he'll probably be the guy who invented the computer, who now has to run around with a hot Hispanic chick in order to stop it. And then he makes the ultimate sacrifice of diving into the computer's battery core or something in order to disable it. Because that's how super-computers work, you guys. (Deadline)
Everyone knows that Jaden Smith has the power to resurrect classic 80's movie franchises. But the young actor also has an amazing psychic ability to communicate with the dead. And it seems the young star is putting his talent to good use by reaching out to the directing career of M. Night Shyamalan, which passed away earlier this year after the premiere of The Last Airbender.
According to The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision Blog M. Night Shyamalan's next project will be the super secretive sci-fi flick that goes by the name of One Thousand A.E.. While details are scarce at the moment we do know that the flick is being developed as a vehicle for Jaden Smith.
I'm sure Shyamalan is hard at work developing a twist for the film's ending. And I hate to break it to him, but whatever he comes up with will pale in comparison to the shocking revelation I'm about to unleash. Jaden Smith's real father is DJ Jazzy Jeff! (Dread Central)
Director Roland Emmerich wants Will Smith to be president. Luckily, he’s a kraut, so he can’t vote in our bad-ass American elections. However, there’s nothing stopping him from making Will Smith president in the magical world of make believe.
MTV is now reporting that Emmerich was so inspired by the election of Barack Obama that he will cast Will Smith as the president in the planned sequels to his 1996 blockbuster, Independence Day….cause he’s black, I guess. This brings up an interesting question. If McCain had won, would Randy Quaid’s character, a deranged fighter pilot who was once held prisoner by aliens, be the president instead? If so, I’d like to go back and changed my vote. Sorry, Cynthia McKinney. (Cinema Blend)
Emma Thompson has signed on to head up the Men in Black. The British actress who last played ugly, but I'm sure charming in her own right, Nanny McPhee will play Oh in Men in Black 3. Thompson will be the new boss in charge, as Rip Torn can no longer be trusted to keep a super secret government agency on the rails **mimes taking swig of whisky**. Good luck getting Tommy Lee Jones to take orders from a woman. He's going to scowl a whole lot more than usual. (Deadline)
"My ice cream melted." Will Smith is remixing the Bible with his new project. Smith is now attached to star in and produce The Legend Of Cain, a retelling of the story of Cain and Abel. The script, co-written by Jada's brother Caleeb Pinkett, adds a vampiric twist to the tale of sibling rivalry. I know that adding monsters to classic works is the rage nowadays, but this is borderline insulting and sure to drum up controversy. Everybody knows there weren't any vampires in the Bible. Unless, of course, you read Mel Gibson's version. (Deadline)
Kinda hot, right?Plot details for Men In Black 3 have entered the Internet's atmosphere and they reveal the film will be set in the 1960's. In the film, Will Smith must travel through time to stop Jemaine Clement's evil alien Yaz from killing Agent K. The thought being that without K around to defend the galaxy time and time again, the world will be completely destroyed. Which is bad. But on the other hand, we wouldn't have to suffer through Tommy Lee Jones' portrayal of Two-Face in Batman Forever. It's a toss up for me.The Apple Store appears in the film as a time travel hub with the iPhone being the primary device for personal time travel. It still won't be able to make or accept calls though. Science fiction can only take you so far. (JoBlo)
If it were in color it'd burn your retinas out.
Jemaine Clement of "Flight of the Concords" fame is slated to play the villain in Men in Black III. Clement joins Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin and director Barry Sonnenfeld, who have all signed on to the project.While details are scarce, Collider is reporting that Clement will play an evil character named Yaz. Based on Clement's sideburns, one can only assume that "Yaz" is none other than Boston Red Sox's great Carl Yastrzemski, aka Mutton-chop Yaz.On the plus side, it would be hard to make a film any worse than MIB II. Unfortunately, Clement was already involved in the sci-fi related catastrophe, Gentleman Broncos, so anything is possible.
"I found this in Mrs. Lee Jones' sock drawer."Will Smith and Columbia Pictures have officially chosen a date, so you can stop asking all the time, Will Smith's mom. As foretold in the Ancient Scrolls of Fresh Princia, Men in Black 3D will indeed open Memorial Day Weekend 2012. Deadline reports that the sequel has set the film for a May 25th, 2012 release. Known in many circles as "Big Willy Weekend." Note: circles of idiots.Tommy Lee Jones has yet to sign on, nor has Josh Brolin. The production is in the process of finalizing their deals. It's unclear at this point which role Jaden Smith will be shoe-horned into, but I'm sure it will be justly earned. He'll earn it you guys.
Barry Sonnenfeld confirming the news. Director Barry Sonnenfeld told Showbiz 411 that Men in Black 3D is closer to happening sometime at some point. Will Smith has officially signed on and Tommy Lee Jones nodded awhile back, thus confirming his involvement. There's only the small matter of a script, which didn't seem to hinder the production of MiB2. I'm pretty sure the shooting draft of that was scribbled on the back pages of a Wild Wild West script. Men in Black 3D will be in 3D, as the title suggests and your common sense surmised. It's most likely Sony's hope that it lands in theaters Memorial Day 2011. Will Smith has a history of making that weekend his box office bitch.
In news that will make out-of-work dolly grips ecstatic, Martin Lawrence is certain that Bad Boys 3 will definitely happen needlessly. A script has been in the works for awhile and Michael Bay and Will Smith have stated that they'd come back if their price (Smith wants a role for Jaden, Bay wants a lifetime supply of snow leopard meat) is met. Here's what Lawrence told MTV:Any time you can get Big Willie to come out and talk about doing a third installment of a hot movie like ‘Bad Boys,’ you have to take notice. I met with Michael Bay, and he said he’s onboard too — so it’s real…We’re just waiting on Jerry Bruckheimer to let us know when it’s really real.Sounds like sh*t could get real to me. As long as the story is there, of course.
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and DJ Jazzy Jeff before a show on the mothership. Back in November we reported that Roland Emmerich wanted to do two Independence Day sequels back-to-back. We laughed at the idea and made fun of his German accent as we reenacted his interview to MTV, but now we might have to wipe a whole lotta sauerkraut off our faces because Will Smith bitch-slapped us with his recent attachment to the projects.According to IESB, Smith is on board for both sequels, possibly titled ID4-Ever Part I and Part II, a delicious pun that I hope never changes. Emmerich stated in the previous interview that the story would again be set on Earth, and the reason for two movies is that he wants "to do a bigger story arc." If I had it my way, Part II would consist entirely of Bill Pullman shooting confused looks at the rest of the ensemble cast and then delivering one ridiculously long-winded monologue before ACTUAL Randy Quaid flies off in a jet to fight aliens. Now if we can somehow invent the technology to scoop images directly out of Randy's brain they wouldn't have to shoot even a single frame. It's practically the only thing the man thinks about these days.
Give it to him good, Hollywood.Will Smith is in quite the pickle. The megastar with a penchant for box office destruction has to choose between two projects that no one cares about. The first is Men in Black 3, a film that when it would finally be released would be about as much in demand as a banged up prostitute. The second is a fantasy-adventure entitled The City That Sailed which Variety describes as such:City that Sailed revolves around a New York street magician who is unhappily separated from his young daughter. The girl, who moves to London, finds magic candles that make her wishes comes true, with unintended consequences: The island of Manhattan separates from the continent and floats toward England, bringing her dad ever closer.So Smith kinda just has to wait around the entire film until Manhattan docks with London while his little b*tch daughter lights candles? This project is going to need David Copperfield riding in barechested on a Bengal Tiger to get my interest peaked.Oh David, I remember those days. When I took pictures of you with other people's children.
I've got some good news and some bad news. Good news is that Jennifer Lopez is finally going to suffer the head trauma we've all been wishing upon her. Bad news is that it's going to be fake movie head trauma. From THR:Jennifer Lopez is in talks to star in the remake of the romantic comedy "Overboard," which Overbrook is producing for Columbia. The 1987 movie, which starred Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn and was directed by Garry Marshall, centered on a snooty, spoiled woman who falls off her yacht and is taken to the hospital by a local, morally challenged carpenter. When she wakes up with amnesia, he convinces her she is his wife, thereby getting a free housekeeper for his four boys.Putting laugh-a-minute Lopez in a comedy is a great idea because that always turns out so well. But I don't see her becoming this character. Sure, the snooty, spoiled part should be old hat for her but the housekeeping? This will be the first time that Hollywood employs a stunt double to vacuum. (THR)
Oh hell yes, Will Smith. Oh hell yes. Pull the scissors away from your tongue, they'll be no self-mutilation for you. The Steven Spielberg directed, Will Smith starring remake of Old Boy has hit a snag. The kind of snag that tears you open and you bleed out. Apparently producers Dreamworks and Mandate couldn't reach an agreement as they strived to get the rights to the original manga, and both parties decided to say f*ck it. Except Spielberg said it with a bit of a lisp, and Smith just shook his head with a pained expression.Regardless of how it went down, fans of the original film can rejoice. Plans for an inevitabley watered-down Hollywood remake are dead. Sometimes dark, violent, complex, and intriguing foreign projects are too good for this Western world. You may have won this time, Japan. But don't you worry, we'll turn another one of your movies into popcorn bullsh*t reeeeeal soon, ya heard?! (CinemaBlend)
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