Sony’s already got Jaden Smith in their pocket — their Karate Kid sequel and M. Night Shyamalan‘s After Earth are both getting along, in some fashion, right as we speak — and, now, they’ve got an even bigger plan on their mind. As Variety reports, the studio and Overbrook Entertainment have started to acquire Boy Nobody, a forthcoming novel from Allen Zadoff that, with some luck, will be the start of a movie franchise led by The Fresh Prince’s spawn.
With a logline that sounds like Hanna for boys — the author himself raised some Bourne comparisons — Boy Nobody would tell the story of “a brainwashed teenage assassin who starts to regain his emotions,” though that’s probably just the start of so much more; this is only the start of a trilogy, as you can imagine.
I can’t, in good conscience, deem Smith an actor I’ve ever seen as capable of leading a franchise, though I’d concede that Boy Nobody at least sounds like something that could suit the young fellow. (Which is to say, I wouldn’t want him taking over the actual Bourne franchise.) This is the kind of material he should be taking on at this point — whether or not it’s worth anything remains to be seen.
Might Boy Nobody be a good franchise for Jaden Smith to handle?
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