Shyamalan & Jaden Smith Team On “A.E.”

M. Night Shyamalan (“The Happening,” “The Last Airbender”) is set to direct the top secret sci-fi project “One Thousand A. E.” for Overbrook Entertainment reports Heat Vision.

Gary Whitta penned the script, but plot details are under wraps. The project is being developed as a vehicle for Jaden Smith (“The Karate Kid”), though there is a major role for an adult male star.

Said star won’t be Jaden’s father Will Smith, though he will likely produce along with James Lassiter, Ken Stovitz and Jada Pinkett Smith. Sony has a first-look deal with Overbrook so it will likely distribute.

The project is not to be confused with Shyamalan’s secret untitled project with Bruce Willis and Gwyneth Paltrow loosely attached that was shopped around this past summer. That project has been quietly shelved.