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Movement On Will Smith's Long-In-Development Fantastical Drama 'The City That Sailed'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 14, 2013 7:24 PM
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Movement On Will Smith's Long-In-Development Fantastical Drama 'The City That Sailed'
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Will Smith Will Relive The Worst Day Of His Life w/ One Key Caveat, In 'Selling Time'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 24, 2013 5:19 PM
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Currently shooting Warner Bros' con-man/woman film Focus, Will Smith has lined up yet another project (his IMDBPro page is loaded with upcoming titles) - this one from 20th Century Fox, titled Selling Time, according to The Wrap.Described as a supernatural thriller, Selling Time centers on a man who makes a Faustian bargain of sorts, giving up 7 years of his life expectancy in exchange for reliving the worst day of his life.No other details on plot are public at this time, but my guess is that, in reliving the worst day of his life, he attempts to solve whatever it is that made that day the worst of his life, and he probably will get to relive it repeatedly, each time attempting to fix whatever the problem is, but not entirely, while gathering enough information to carry into the next time he gets to relive the day over - information that he'll use to put him even closer to solving the problem (or problems). The one caveat being that, each time he relives the day, he loses 7 years of life expectancy. So could it be that by the time he eventually solves whatever the problem is, he will have used up his remaining life expectancy, and then dies?My imagination is running wild right now...Dan McDermott (former DreamWorks Television president) will rewrite a script that he originally wrote, and that The Wrap says was touched by a number of other writers, including, interestingly, Spike Lee. Davis Entertainment is producing what has apparently been a project long in development.Recently-announced Will Smith projects include the Hurricane Katrina-set drama titled The American Can, which Ed Zwick (The Last Samurai, Blood Diamond) was being courted to direct, from a script penned by both John Lee Hancock; There's also a thriller titled The Accountant, which he was eyeing, with Mel Gibson previously said to be attached to direct.
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Michael B. Jordan Might Succeed Will Smith In 'Independence Day' Sequels

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2013 6:19 PM
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When you're *hot* you're *hot* right?

Sony Releases 9 Minutes Of 'After Earth' Ahead Of October Home Video Release

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  • September 24, 2013 7:07 PM
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A $60 million total domestic box office take for a Hollywood studio summer movie starring Will Smith is unfortunately considered a failure - especially when the movie's budget is $130 million.

Will Smith Gets A Love Interest For Warner Bros' Con-Man Project 'Focus'

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  • July 16, 2013 12:00 PM
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Will Smith Shares His 'After Earth' Box Office Disappointment - 'It's Been 2 Decades Since I Didn't Have A Movie Open At #1'

  • By Courtney
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  • June 7, 2013 7:18 PM
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For the average Hollywood actor, a $26.5 million opening weekend box office take for a movie they're starring in, would probably feel like a gift. But Will Smith isn't the average Hollywood actor. He's an international superstar who's seemingly *transcended* race, with appeal to almost every circle.
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On Will Smith's Seemingly Strategic Aversion To Controversial Roles...

  • By Adam Thompson
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  • May 30, 2013 2:33 PM
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As anticipation for Quentin Tarantino’s visionary “Southern,” Django Unchained, nears a fever pitch, my thoughts have turned to the man who was initially approached to essay the role that eventually went to Jamie Foxx – and what his ultimate refusal of such a controversial role means on a macro level.
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Will Smith Is Remaking 'The Wild Bunch' For Some Reason...

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  • May 14, 2013 5:18 PM
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It was in mid-2011 when it was first announced that Tony Scott was in talks with Warner Bros to direct a reboot of the 1969 Sam Peckinpah-directed seminal, influential classic The Wild Bunch. Scott was considering directing it as his follow-up to the Denzel Washington-Chris Pine action film Unstoppable.
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Will Smith Eyeing 2 New Projects: Katrina Drama 'American Can' & Assassin Thriller 'The Accountant'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 19, 2013 1:05 PM
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One of the dozens of projects on Will Smith's future slate... a film initially announced 4 years ago, in May 2009, when Sony Pictures and Smith's Overbrook Entertainment picked up the movie rights to the story of an ex-Marine who orchestrated the rescue of hundreds of his neighbors during the Hurricane Katrina disaster.
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Will Smith To Play Con-Artist In 'Focus' For Warner Bros.

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  • April 17, 2013 8:54 PM
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UPDATE: Within minutes of posting this, Variety writer Justin Kroll posted the following on Twitter: "Update: Kristen Stewart no longer attached to FOCUS, Will Smith only actor involved with film"
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