Jaden Smith May Star In Adaptation Of Boy Nobody
Kyle 2012/04/21 06:38:23
It seems like teenage killers are all the rage these days. After the success of The Hunger Games, not to mention the upcoming and long awaited Ender's Game
adaptation drawing near, it's no surprise that other properties with
similar stories and setting would be pushed into development. Sony is in
early talks to grab the film rights to Allen Zadoff's upcoming novel
"Boy Nobody," and who better to star in the (potential) series than
Jaden 'The Franchise' Smith.
Sony Pictures plans to develop Boy Nobody as a starring vehicle
and potential franchise for Smith, who performed well (literally and at
the box office) for the studio in their recent Karate Kid reboot as well as in The Pursuit of Happyness, with papa Will. In fact, the father and son duo are together again as they are currently filming After Earth
for Sony and M. Night Shyamalan. As the sleaze bucket Ari Gold always
said, you better book your next gig before the current one comes out,
especially with Shyamalan's recent track record. And, as Variety
reports, that is exactly what the young star has done with this
planned trilogy about a teenaged assassin who, despite years of
brainwashing, starts to regain his emotions.
The article pretty accurately compares the book's main character as
being 'reminiscent of a teenage Jason Bourne' since the author himself,
in this release from Publisher's Weekly,
describes his protagonist as a "young soldier trained not to feel; who
could function in every situation without fear, sympathy or anger; who
could assassinate strangers and then walk away emotionally unscathed."
Sounds pretty interesting if not entirely original.
The book won't be released until next spring but if you'd like to get a
taste of Zadoff's style, his most recent effort, "My Life, the Theater,
and Other Tragedies" is on bookshelves now (along with his previous
novels, "Food, Girls And Other Things I Can't Have" and "Hungry"). Look
for Jaden to return to the big screen in Shyamalan's After Earth on June 7, 2013.
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