A press release today from Sony has made it all official, announcing that Jaden will star in the film along with his Will Smith, and that Shyamalan will direct the screenplay he wrote along with Gary Whitta; Shyamalan, the elder Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith will also produce, along with James Lassiter and Ken Stovitz, who team up with Smith at Overbrook Entertainment.The story seems pretty simple:
Set 1,000 years into the future, a young boy navigates an abandoned and sometimes scary Earth to save himself and his estranged father after their ship crashes.
Will Smith is currently making Men In Black III for Sony, though considering the latest news probably Sony wants to distract Will from MIB III.
No word on when production on One Thousand A.E. might start, or how it could fit in along with the Karate Kid sequel that’s reportedly still in the works.