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#1 Posted by Daneian (1245 posts) -

Gaz's IMDBpage is listing that he co-wrote After Earth, a 2013 release directed by the horrendous 'talent' behind Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Village and The Happening.

I didn't like Book of Eli but like Gary so am wondering how this could go.

#2 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

Hope it doesn't suck.

#3 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

Its a sequel to titan a. e.

#4 Posted by Ramone (2975 posts) -

@Claude said:

Hope it doesn't suck.

As do I, but I don't really have high hopes.

#5 Posted by Daneian (1245 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

Its a sequel to titan a. e.

Really? That seems random.

#6 Posted by OroJackson (680 posts) -

So its will be bad...

thats sad, I was looking foward to it

#7 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

This has been known. Will Smith and his son Jayden are in it.

M. Night Shyamalan is directing Columbia’s sci-fi action adventure, in which humans no longer live on Earth after it becomes inhospitable. The elder Smith is playing a hero, while Jaden is his son, considered a failure as a warrior. When the two crash-land on Earth, it is up to the son to save the dad.

If deals are made, Kravitz would play Smith’s daughter, while Okonedo will portray his wife.

M. Night Shyamalan is in town this week, working on putting together his next directorial effort which will see him working with Will Smith.

But it won’t be the secret untitled project he shopped around in June. That script, which came with Bruce Willis, Bradley Cooper and Gwyneth Paltrow loosely attached, never found a buyer and was quietly shelved.

That’s not to say Shyamalan has lost his love for secrecy -- sources are saying Shyamalan is developing an ultra clandestine sci-fi project titled One Thousand A. E., being developed at Overbrook, the production company Smith runs with James Lassiter, Ken Stovitz and Jada Pinkett Smith. And unlike most of Shyamalan’s oeuvre, to which his most recent film The Last Airbender is an exception, A.E. is not written by Shyamalan.

That honor goes to Gary Whitta, who wrote The Book of Eli and Undying, his in-development Kurt Russell project.

Plot details are under lock and key although it is known that A.E. is being developed as a vehicle for Jaden Smith. There is a starring role for an adult male, although sources said Will Smith is not taking it on.

A.E. has no studio home yet although Overbrook has a first-look deal with Sony, which will likely be its home.

#8 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -
@Daneian

@Dagbiker said:

Its a sequel to titan a. e.

Really? That seems random.

No... I just wish someone would make a sequel to titan a.e.
#9 Posted by Aegon (5701 posts) -

It'll be really awkward if Screened reviews it and it ends up being horrible. Especially since I like the guy.  

#10 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -
@Dagbiker said:
@Daneian

@Dagbiker said:

Its a sequel to titan a. e.

Really? That seems random.

No... I just wish someone would make a sequel to titan a.e.
Titan A.E. wasn't that good. Don't jinx Gary's movie.
#11 Posted by 71Ranchero (2781 posts) -

Its not out yet, nobody even has a clue what the movie will even be like and already its branded a bad movie.

#12 Posted by Aetheldod (3623 posts) -

I unlike the rest of you like Shyalaman´s work (altho I havent seen Avatar , but the rest I like) also like Book of Eli so I see no harm here

#13 Posted by EdIsCool (1122 posts) -

@Aetheldod: this thread just got a twist.

#14 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

@Aetheldod said:

I unlike the rest of you like Shyalaman´s work (altho I havent seen Avatar , but the rest I like) also like Book of Eli so I see no harm here

The happening, Lady in the Water, The village, devil? Seriously?

Also, yes, Book of Eli was great, loved it.

#15 Posted by Hailinel (25179 posts) -
@Atramentous

Its not out yet, nobody even has a clue what the movie will even be like and already its branded a bad movie.

Thus is the power of Shamalamadingdong.
#16 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3064 posts) -

I like how you only listed M. Night's bad movies. Unbreakable and The Sixth Sense are all right.

I'm not a fan of The Book of Eli, and I don't really care about M. Night, so I'll pass on this.

#17 Posted by RockinKemosabe (619 posts) -

@Claude said:

@Dagbiker said:
@Daneian

@Dagbiker said:

Its a sequel to titan a. e.

Really? That seems random.

No... I just wish someone would make a sequel to titan a.e.
Titan A.E. wasn't that good. Don't jinx Gary's movie.

I just rewatched Titan A.E. over the weekend, it's not as good as a I remembered it.

#18 Posted by NovaDTH (166 posts) -

Whitta is making a Kurt Russell movie?

Respect x100

#19 Edited by Daneian (1245 posts) -

@ShadowConqueror said:

I like how you only listed M. Night's bad movies. Unbreakable and The Sixth Sense are all right.

I'm not a fan of The Book of Eli, and I don't really care about M. Night, so I'll pass on this.

Thats understandable but I'm talking track record. Those movies have been proceeded by only horrific ones. Plus, no on Sixth Sense.

#20 Posted by Hailinel (25179 posts) -
@ShadowConqueror

I like how you only listed M. Night's bad movies. Unbreakable and The Sixth Sense are all right.

I'm not a fan of The Book of Eli, and I don't really care about M. Night, so I'll pass on this.

Both of those movies were in the early portion of his career before his gimmicks became overdone. And The Last Airbender is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. Nothing in that movie works.
#21 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Holy shit! Gary Whitta writes movies?

#22 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3064 posts) -

@Daneian: I was just saying Sixth Sense is not as bad most of his later work. It was critically well received (it was up for Best Picture at the Academy Awards) and made him a lot of money. I don't like it very much, though. Unbreakable is by far my favorite film of his. Signs is also one of his better films, but that's not saying a lot.

#23 Edited by Dany (7887 posts) -
#24 Posted by N7 (3593 posts) -

Book O Eli was pretty good. Great action and some pretty cool fighting scenes.

#25 Posted by Landon (4152 posts) -

@Atramentous said:

Its not out yet, nobody even has a clue what the movie will even be like and already its branded a bad movie.

Let's go to the chart, shall we?

Yeah, I don't think it's wrong to expect it to be bad.

#26 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3108 posts) -

M. Night will do a fantastic job of wrecking what may or may not be good source material put out by Whitta.

#27 Posted by Jothel (934 posts) -

The Book Of Eli was alright until the twist at the end and good lord it just ruins the movie, it's so dumb.

#28 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

@Landon: We can all hope??? eh?

#29 Posted by StingerMK2 (386 posts) -

i really liked The Book Of Eli, and ill pass judgement on M Nights direction until i see some footage of the film, cos whilst im not a fan of his writing, some of his films have looked really nice in the past, i havent bothered with watching any of his films since The Village, i did like that film though

#30 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -
@Dany: I'm still hoping for the best. Maybe M. Night has a come back in him and Gary's script is the catalyst for this transformation.
#31 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -

I like M. Night as a director. And i like Gary. I'll give this a shot.

#32 Posted by AdSapien (104 posts) -

Hey, is this what happened to Penny Arcade's "The New Kid"? I remember that getting optioned for a screenplay and Gary was attached. Or did I dream the whole thing?

#33 Posted by Landon (4152 posts) -

@Dany said:

@Landon: We can all hope??? eh?

Well, we can hope in one hand and shit in the other and see which one fills first.

#34 Posted by RIDEBIRD (1233 posts) -

The Happening is the worst movie I have ever seen. It's also ridiculous and hilarious. Let's hope this isn't as bad.

#35 Posted by MJHAYLETT (441 posts) -

I enjoyed The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable so there is always hope but well I am not holding out much of it. Also The Book of Eli was okay, not great and not bad but okay. I guess its more to do with my non religious views that I kinda went 'meh' after it was done. I was hoping for a more Science/Future Tech To Save The World kind of book but instead it was a damn religious book. I understand the points it was making but as I said I am not religious so it was not a satisfying book to be the book of if you see what I mean :D meh is what I think of this post too lol

#36 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

M Night. Will smith, if they got the waynes brothers to wright I would say they where trying to design the worst movie posible.

#37 Posted by Daneian (1245 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

M Night. Will smith, if they got the waynes brothers to wright I would say they where trying to design the worst movie posible.

Will Smith and son.

#38 Posted by Aetheldod (3623 posts) -

@Dany said:

@Aetheldod said:

I unlike the rest of you like Shyalaman´s work (altho I havent seen Avatar , but the rest I like) also like Book of Eli so I see no harm here

The happening, Lady in the Water, The village, devil? Seriously?

Also, yes, Book of Eli was great, loved it.

I shit you not .... :D I do liked them , The Village the most

#39 Posted by FunExplosions (5407 posts) -

Gonna be shit!

#40 Posted by benpicko (2010 posts) -

@Landon said:

@Atramentous said:

Its not out yet, nobody even has a clue what the movie will even be like and already its branded a bad movie.

Let's go to the chart, shall we?

Yeah, I don't think it's wrong to expect it to be bad.

The problem is that he writes them all. He's an all right director, but he can't write a movie script worth a shit.

#41 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

I hated Unbreakable.

#42 Posted by Vexxan (4623 posts) -

Naturally, the Will Smith stars in this After Earth movie.

#43 Edited by EchoEcho (830 posts) -

@Aetheldod said:

@Dany said:

@Aetheldod said:

I unlike the rest of you like Shyalaman´s work (altho I havent seen Avatar , but the rest I like) also like Book of Eli so I see no harm here

The happening, Lady in the Water, The village, devil? Seriously?

Also, yes, Book of Eli was great, loved it.

I shit you not .... :D I do liked them , The Village the most

Eh, you're not that weird. I've liked most of his movies, with the exception of The Happening -- and I didn't bother to see The Last Airbender. Thing is, I don't necessarily think M. Night makes great movies, he just tells interesting stories. But whether or not a story is interesting is entirely up to taste, so if that's the only thing good about the movie, then it leaves a lot of room for people to dislike them. To each their own, as the saying goes.

Edit: Oh right, on topic -- I liked Book of Eli quite a bit, and I'm looking forward to seeing what story Gary Whitta has to tell in his next movie. But considering the only thing I really like about M. Night movies are the interesting stories he tells, I'm not sure I really want him as the director for a movie telling someone else's story.

#44 Posted by Hailinel (25179 posts) -

@Daneian said:

@Dagbiker said:

M Night. Will smith, if they got the waynes brothers to wright I would say they where trying to design the worst movie posible.

Will Smith and son.

So it's a nepotism project being headlined by an inept director. Great.

#45 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

I loved Book of Eli, but I swore after the crime that was committed upon me by "The Happening" that I would never watch another Shyamalan movie.

But if this is true then I am in deep conflict because I love Garry Whitta.

#46 Posted by RE_Player1 (7563 posts) -

The only M Night movie I hated was Avatar. All his other works to me are either amazing, Sixth Sense, or cheesy in a good old Twilight Zone kinda way,The Happening, Lady in the Water etc. I'm looking forward to this project.

#47 Posted by Little_Socrates (5683 posts) -

I haven't seen The Book of Eli, but I've never actively hated a Shyamalan movie. I've missed most of the bad ones outside of The Happening and The Last Airbender, but at least those movies aren't boring. The part that turns me off is actually Will and Jayden Smith, whose chemistry I find somewhat insufferable as it brings out the most cloying Will Smith I've ever seen.

#48 Edited by Enigma777 (6076 posts) -

Hey man, Gary's gotta eat too. That Apple obsession of his doesn't come cheap.  
 
Anyways, as far as I'm concerned, Shamalamanam has only made two ok movies: The Village and The Sixth Sense. Everything else has been bad with some ranging into the realm of aborted fetus juice (Lady in the Water, The Happening, The... ugh... Last Airbender.) FUCK YOU SHAMALAMANAM! FUCK YOU FOR RUINING ONE OF THE GREATEST CARTOONS EVER MADE! 

#49 Posted by Herocide (442 posts) -

Starring Tested's Will Smith.

#50 Posted by KingPossum (236 posts) -