Will Smith and director Jonathan Mostow have committed to Tonight, He Comes — a development that has Columbia Pictures eyeing a production start in Los Angeles by next summer, reports Variety.
Vince Gilligan rewrote Vincent Ngo’s script. Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Amy Pascal acquired the project earlier this year in a bidding battle.
Smith will play a disaffected and underappreciated superhero in a mid-life crisis. Akiva Goldsman and Michael Mann will produce with Smith and his Overbrook Entertainment partner, James Lassiter.
Smith just completed starring for Columbia with son Jaden and Thandie Newton in The Pursuit of Happyness, a Gabrielle Muccino-directed drama.
Mostow will push back two projects: “Swiss Family Robinson”, a film he rewrote with Sam Montgomery for Disney and Mandeville’s David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman, and “Terminator 4”.