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Will Smith Will Relive The Worst Day Of His Life w/ One Key Caveat, In 'Selling Time'

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act October 24, 2013 at 5:19PM

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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Will Smith

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.

Of course he's busy behind the camera as well, producing the Annie musical reboot, and the new Queen Latifah Show.

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