M. Night Shyamalan is currently developing a sci-fi flick titled One Thousand A.E. that will serve as a starring vehicle for Jaden Smith. The project is being shepherded by Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment. Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli) is penning the script.
Shyamalan's The Last Airbender was almost universally panned by critics this summer, but it still managed more than $315 million worldwide. Going in the sci-fi direction seems like a smart move for Shyamalan since audiences don't seem to trust him with thrillers anymore.