Will Smith joined a remake of 1970’s Colossus: The Forbin Project a couple years back, when Ron Howard was attached to direct (maybe he still is; it’s hard to tell). Now the project’s getting rejuvenated, with Smith’s Men in Black screenwriter Ed Solomon — also the man behind the Bill & Ted movies — tackling a rewrite. Smith will play Dr. Charles Forbin, creator of a world-dominating computer only he can stop.
Will Smith attends the “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” New York Premier at Ziegfeld Theatre on June 7, 2012 in New York City. Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images