Will Smith News
thewrap.com – Will Smith is in early talks to star in Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures’ potential tentpole “Brilliance,” two individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. Legendary would not confirm, while a representative for Smith did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Julius Onah (“God Particle”) is directing the sci-fi thriller from a script by David Koepp, who adapted Marcus Sakey’s novel of the same name. 2 weeks 4 days ago via jetli
9:39 AM 2/13/2014 by Jeff Giles
It earned nearly $600 million worldwide and pulled in decent reviews, but Will Smith's I Am Legend has never been regarded as the kind of world-beating blockbuster that automatically guarantees a sequel -- which is part of why a proposed prequel and/or sequel have languished in development hell since Legend's 2007 release.
collider.com – Well it looks like Roland Emmerich is going to have to use the version of the script that doesn't include Will Smith, because the star has reportedly decided against appearing in the Independence Day sequel. The "Will He? Won't He?" game has been played for a number of years now, and even though a new report states that Smith has decided against starring in the sequel, nothing has been officially confirmed just yet. 4 weeks 3 days ago via theothersenhman
deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: After spending several years looking to generate a sequel or two to the 1996 Fox smash hit Independence Day, it looks like director Roland Emmerich and co-writer and producer Dean Devlin are going to have to take on those earth leveling aliens without Will Smith. I’m told reliably that Smith informed the studio that he won’t be joining in on a sequel that the filmmakers hope to have in theaters for July 4 weekend, 2016. 4 weeks 3 days ago via theothersenhman
cinemablend.com – Big-budget supernatural thrillers are not films that Hollywood handles with any sort of consistency, and it’s a wonder they continue doing it. But money is money, and director D.J. Caruso will head back to that style of flashy filmmaking following a dip into calmer waters with 2013’s YA novel adaptation Standing Up. 8 weeks 6 days ago via brucelee
10:27 PM 11/15/2013 by Binh Ngo
After paying lip service to "finding more danger in my artistic choices," Will Smith has chosen to do another blockbuster. According to Deadline, Smith will team up with director Shawn Levy for an adventure movie titled City That Sailed for Fox. The story will center on a father and his daughter who are stranded on the island of Manhattan, which started to sail off into the Atlantic Ocean.
thewrap.com – Will Smith is attached to star in the supernatural thriller “Selling Time” for 20th Century Fox, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. A representative for Smith did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment. Smith does not have an official deal in place but he is in the process of coming aboard. 19 weeks 4 days ago via donnieyen
Roland Emmerich Says There’s Two Scripts for INDEPENDENCE DAY 2: One with Will Smith and One without Him
collider.com – The question of whether or not Will Smith will be in Independence Day 2 continues to churn on. Four months ago, director Roland Emmerich said Smith wouldn't be returning for the sequel. Then two months ago, Smith was apparently in talks to reprise his role as fighter pilot/alien puncher Captain Steven Hiller. 19 weeks 4 days ago via jetli
7:25 PM 9/27/2013 by Binh Ngo
Michael B. Jordan could be the lead, or one of the leads, in 20th Century Fox's Independence Day sequel, TheWrap has learned. The Fruitvale Station star is just one of the young actors being considered for a major role in the movie, but his name comes up repeatedly in creative meetings, according to sources. This does not mean an offer will go out to Jordan anytime soon, or ever, TheWrap cautions; it's just that he's the current front-runner.
5:19 PM 9/5/2013 by Binh Ngo
A couple months ago, director Roland Emmerich said Will Smith is not going to be in Independence Day 2 because he's too expensive and too famous, but now, it looks like the situation has changed.