“THE KARATE KID” (remake)Commence photography: First quarter of next year Distributor: Sony, China Film Group Synopsis: Set in Beijing, the remake of the original “Karate Kid” is the ultimate fish-out-of-water story. Cast attached: Jaden Smith “PAPER WINGS” Commence photography: First half of 2009 Distributor: Sony Synopsis: A tragic love story about champion bull rider and an aspiring country singer. Cast attached: N/A “MY WIFE HATES YOUR WIFE” Distributor: Sony Synopsis: Two best friends’ wives get into a fight and declare that the husbands are prohibited from seeing each other. Cast attached: Will Smith “TAHARKA” (aka “The Last Pharaoh”) Distributor: Sony Synopsis: A sweeping epic about the last Nubian pharaoh of Egypt. Cast attached: Will Smith Writer: Randall Wallace “WELCOME TO THE STICKS” Distributor: Warner Bros. Synposis: A remake of French film by the same name that broke every box office record in France. Cast attached: N/A “THE CITY THAT SAILED” Distributor: Fox Synopsis: A father-daughter story about a connection so strong, the island of Manhattan breaks off and sails toward the U.K., uniting father and daughter. Cast attached: N/A “UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT” Distributor: Warner Bros. Synopsis: A remake of the 1974 hit that starred Bill Cosby, Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Flip Wilson and Richard Pryor, directed by Poitier. Cast attached: Will Smith Writer attached: David Dobkin “THIS MEANS WAR” Distributor: Fox Synopsis: Two best friends who are spies compete for the same woman. Cast attached: N/A “JOE LOUIS” Distributor: Warner Bros. Synopsis: The story of America’s entry into World War II set against Joe Louis’ two fights against Max Schmeling; Overbrook producing with Irwin Winkler. Cast attached: N/A
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