Will Smith do Men in Black 3 or City That Sailed?

Will Smith with Tommy Lee Jones in MIB

Will Smith with Tommy Lee Jones in MIB

Variety reports that Will Smith has narrowed his next assignment down to two projects: MEN IN BLACK III for Sony or THE CITY THAT SAILED for Fox. The studios will neither comment nor confirm; Variety cites “insiders” as the source of the information.

MEN IN BLACK III would be almost a guaranteed hit, considering the blockbuster numbers of its predecessors. However, Smith has a personal stake in CITY THAT SAILED, which his company Overbrook FIlms developed.

CITY THAT SAILED, written by Andrew Niccol (THE TRUMAN SHOW) is about a New York street magician (presumably to be played by Smith) whose daughter in London discovers magic candles that grant wishes. You can imagine what goes wrong with Manhattan Island when she wishes to reunite with her dad – just look at the film’s title.

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Steve Biodrowski

Cinefantastique's Los Angeles Correspondent from 1987 to 1993 and West Coast Editor from 1993 to 1999. Currently the webmaster of Cinefantastique Online, I also run a website called Hollywood Gothique that covers Halloween Horror and Sci-Fi Cinema Events in the Los Angeles area.

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