In the pipeline

“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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