M. Night Shyamalan’s movies may have decreased in quality over recent years but that hasn’t stopped Will Smith from teaming up with the director for 1000 A.E., a sci-fi/action movie which will also star Will’s son Jaden (The Karate Kid).
With filming set to begin early next year M. Night and Columbia’s are filling out the cast, and according to Heat Vision Zoe Kravitz and Sophie Okonedo are in talks to complete the on-screen family.
In the movie humans no longer live on Earth after it becomes inhospitable. Will Smith is playing a hero, while Jaden plays his son who is considered a failure as a warrior. When the two crash-land on Earth, it is up to the son to save the dad. If deals are struck Zoe Kravitz (last seen as Angel Salvadore in X-Men: First Class) will play Will Smith’s daughter, while Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda, The Secret Life of Bees) will play his wife.
Stephen Gaghan (Traffic, Syriana) was recently brought on to re-write the script, and the studio is aiming for a June 2013 release.