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First TV Spot For ‘After Earth’ Hits

Big Willie Smith is uniting with his son Jaden once again for the upcoming M. Night Shyamalan movie After Earth, which is all set to hit cinemas later this summer. It sees Smith and Smith battling aliens, stranded on an alien planet (Earth) , 1000 years after humanity departed. The film hits Us cinemas on June 7, and the UK on the same date.

The Smith duo’s last outing, The Pursuit Of Happyness was relatively fine, but this is a huge, huge movie compared to that… and its directed by one M. Night Shyamalan, who has been more hit than miss of late.

Here’s the full plot.

A crash landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher (Will Smith) stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape. With Cypher critically injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help, facing uncharted terrain,
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Will Smith To Direct Cain And Abel Movie?

Biblical tales are blowing up Hollywood at the moment, what with Darren Aronofsky starting work on Noah with Russell Crowe, and both Ridley Scott and Steven Spielberg having Moses projects in the pipeline. And now it seems Big Willie Smith has jumped on the biblical bandwagon with reports he wants to tell the tale of battling brothers Cain and Abel. An interesting choice for his directorial debut.

The Redemption Of Cain is the working title of the piece, which is currently under development with Sony. This news comes two years after reports that Smith was up for producing and staring in The Legend Of Cain, a similar idea but with…a vampiric twist? Hmmm. Maybe he’s missed the boat with that one after Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter re-imagined the early years of President Lincoln, with a lot more fangs than is probably historically accurate.

But before all this, however,
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Will Smith To Produce “Overboard” Remake Starring Jennifer Lopez

Big Willie Smith is on that remake tip again… we already know about the upcoming Karate Kid which stars his son, Jaden; this time, it’s a remake of the 1987 romantic comedy, Overboard, which starred Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn and was directed by Garry Marshall.

The 1987 movie centered on a snooty, spoiled woman (Hawn) who falls off her yacht and is taken to the hospital by a local, morally challenged carpenter (Russell). When she wakes up with amnesia, he convinces her she is his wife, thereby getting a free housekeeper for his four boys. You can probably figure out what happens next, even if you’ve never seen the original.

The remake will star Jennifer Lopez in the Goldie Hawn role. Although, the man who will star opposite Lopez, in the Kurt Russell role is unknown. Is Will going to be that guy? I’m guessing not. I think
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