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Will Smith Teams Up with Sony Pictures for Sci-Fi Thriller "Resistor"


Wed 19 Jun 2024 | 08:32 AM
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Following the success of “Bad Boys: Ride or Die", Will Smith is teaming up once again with Sony Pictures for the sci-fi thriller “Resistor,” based on Daniel Suarez’s 2014 novel “Influx.”

The movie hails from Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch and Tony Shaw of Escape Artists, which has been developing the project for years alongside Smith and Jon Mone through Westbrook. 

Heather Washington is executive producing, and Dave Wilson is a producer.

“Bullet Train” scribe Zak Olkewicz wrote the first draft, while Eric Singer (“Top Gun: Maverick,” “American Hustle”) penned the latest draft. 

The pic is in development and currently in search of a director.

The plot of the movie is under wraps, but “Influx” takes place in a dystopian society in which the government uses shady tactics to prevent technological advancement.

Smith’s latest effort with Sony Pictures, the fourth installment in the action comedy franchise “Bad Boys,” has allocated $113 million and counting at the domestic box office, and $215.5 million globally. 

The franchise recently crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office.

Those box office results marked a big win for Smith, whose career was in jeopardy after he slapped Chris Rock onstage at the Oscars. In fact, “Bad Boys: Ride or Die” nods to that accident with a scene in which Martin Lawrence repeatedly slaps Smith in the face to get him back into his “bad boy” self.