Stephen Gaghan Polishes Shyamalan’s One Thousand A.E.


According to Variety, Stephen Gaghan (Syriana, Traffic) has polished the script for M. Night Shyamalan’s One Thousand A.E..

Shyamalan was credited as the sole writer on his first nine films he directed, but this project was written by Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli). Shyamalan rewrote Whitta’s screenplay “to fit his needs”, says the trade, but Gaghan was brought on board to get it ready for principal photography. Shooting is scheduled to start in February for a June 7, 2013 release.

Variety adds that “Will and Jaden Smith are set to star as a father and son who crash-land on Earth one thousand years after mankind has abandoned the planet. The crash leaves the elder Smith badly injured, and it’s up to the boy to find help in what is now a strange and dangerous place.”

Shyamalan and Will Smith are producing with the latter’s Overbrook partners James Lassiter, Ken Stovitz and Jada Pinkett Smith.