M. Night Shyamalan’s Not-so-Secret Secret Sci-Fi Movie with The Smiths

Oh, M. Night Shyamalan, at this point in your career, should you really be running around town “hiding” movies from the public? For now, the answer is still yes, because ol M. Night has found himself a new super duper secret movie that he plans to direct — a sci-fi epic starring Jaden Smith (“The Karate Kid” remake), with Smith’s daddy Big Willy aka Will Smith producing.

The film will be called “One Thousand A. E.”, and comes from “Book of Eli” writer Gary Whitta. As usual with Night, the plot of the movie is being locked away in a safe somewhere cause, you know, if it ever leaks out, it might spell doom for mankind as we know it! Or possibly not. Hey, you can never tell with an M. Night movie. Remember “Lady in the Water”? Or “The Happening”?

Anyways, Night is looking at “A.E.” as his next directorial gig post-“The Last Airbender”, which despite starting out very slowly thanks to horrid critical reviews and overwhelmingly negative fan reaction, has quietly gone on to make $315 million worldwide. The film was budgeted at $150 million, but if you include all the costs associated with manufacturing a Hollywood Summer tentpole film, $315 won’t quite get you a sequel right away. Of course, whose to say it won’t get you a sequel in a few years, once the DVD and cable and other ancillary sales kick in…

Until then, though, you’ll have to be satisfied with Jaden Smith in “One Thousand A.E.”. Maybe the Karate Kid can learn to “bend”, you know, stuff…

'Haha, sorry, Jackie, I think it's just me this time around. Maybe when we get a 'Karate Kid 2' up and kicking...'