Director Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) and Will Smith might be teaming up for another film. According to Variety, Lawrence is to develop and direct, The City That Sailed, a story about a father and daughter that live on opposite sides of the Atlantic; their bond is strong enough to break off Manhattan from the U.S. and float across the Atlantic. Sweet or lame? I’m not sure yet.
The screenplay is to be rewritten by Brian Koppelman and David Levien. The City That Sailed was originally written by Andrew Niccol (Truman Show).
The fate of the film depends on how the rewritten script turns out and if Will Smith is willing to sign on. It seems Smith is not quick to make another film as he has made three within the past year and he is focusing on the producing the remake of The Karate Kid, which is to star his son, Jaden.
I don’t know if it is just me, but the plot sounds a little cheesy, but definitely has promise. I will give it the benefit of the doubt and just decide that I’ll need to see the idea more fleshed out. However, I think that although we know that Smith can deep drama, he generally tends to shine in action or comedy movies.
What do you think?