Jonathan Mostow (“Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines”) has ankled Tonight, He Comes, the Columbia Pictures drama Will Smith will topline this summer and produce with Akiva Goldsman, Michael Mann and James Lassiter.
Variety says Mostow and Smith found they weren’t on the same page creatively. Mostow will remain on the project as executive producer. The studio will begin the search for a new director quickly so that the project can stay on track for a June start.
Smith will play a disaffected and underappreciated superhero in existential crisis. The script, originally by Vincent Ngo and rewritten by Vince Gilligan, has long been considered an unmade gem.