It looks like Will Smith has narrowed his many possible projects down to The City That Sailed or Men in Black 3. After over a year of speculation, Variety reports that the actor will likely make one of the projects his next feature. While, the plot of MIB 3 is unknown, we all know what kind of movie it will be: sci-fi action-adventure. But The City that Sailed is an adventure-fantasy we first reported on back in July of last year. Here’s what I wrote about back then:
Written by Andrew Niccol, the story follows a New York City street magician whose daughter, because of family circumstances (read: Daddy likes the whores), lives in England. In exploring a lighthouse one day, the girl discovers a room with magic candles and wishes to be reunited with her father, causing the island of Manhattan to break away and drift across the Atlantic, the magic candles apparently not having access to priceline.com or any comparable service. I guess the other option is that she could just walk across…if it’s not too deep.
The “Daddy likes the whores,” was pure speculation on my part, but what was true is that Francis Lawrence, who teamed with Smith on I Am Legend, was to direct. Now, that’s not the case and currently the project has yet to find a director. Hit the jump to learn about all the other projects that were on Smith’s plate.
Last month, it was rumored that Smith might star and produce in a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s Suspicion. In January, we reported that he might team up with Denzel Washington for a remake of Uptown Saturday Night. In November, we reported that he might team up with Steven Spielberg for a new adaptation of Flowers for Algernon.