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07.09.2009

I wasn't a huge fan of I AM LEGEND but Will Smith and director Francis Lawrence's first collaboration was such a financial success why not do it again, right? THE CITY THAT SAILED is a high concept fantastical drama being developed by Lawrence with Smith set to star. Written by Andrew Niccol, the story will follow Smith as a New York City street magician whose daughter just so happens to live in England. The girl eventually discovers some magic candles while exploring a lighthouse and wishes to be reunited with her father, which causes Manhattan to break away and drift across the Pond. The idea is definitely promising, but is this being positioned as a disaster film or an UP-style adventure film? The idea of all those hipsters, junkies, queens, socialites, fashionistas, poppers, hustlers, and my brother stranded on their beloved island in the middle of the ocean is enticing, but where's the conflict? Can't wait to find out.
Extra Tidbit: Sorry Martin, Will's got a new Lawrence in his life.
Source: THR

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5:12PM on 07/09/2009

Sounds Amazing

I am a big fan of Niccol, Smith, and Lawerence, and this premise sounds intruging as hell. I can't wait!
I am a big fan of Niccol, Smith, and Lawerence, and this premise sounds intruging as hell. I can't wait!
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11:25AM on 07/09/2009
Sounds promising. Gotta give it credit for being original. :)
Sounds promising. Gotta give it credit for being original. :)
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10:57AM on 07/09/2009

Okay

Sounds good, but damn it. I want Bad Boys 3! Am I the only one?
Sounds good, but damn it. I want Bad Boys 3! Am I the only one?
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3:19PM on 07/09/2009
if it ends up being anything like 2 ( which was mindless fun but still)...then yes.
if it ends up being anything like 2 ( which was mindless fun but still)...then yes.
10:26AM on 07/09/2009
Will Smith is overrated.
Will Smith is overrated.
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10:24AM on 07/09/2009
Manhattan breaks off the country and floats towards England? I'm fucking there
Manhattan breaks off the country and floats towards England? I'm fucking there
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10:17AM on 07/09/2009
Any movie Will Smith's in, I would go see it.
Any movie Will Smith's in, I would go see it.
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9:20AM on 07/09/2009
Andrew Niccol's always an interesting writer. Love GATTACA, Truman Show, and Lord of War. This thing sounds out of left field even for him, but it might be good.
Andrew Niccol's always an interesting writer. Love GATTACA, Truman Show, and Lord of War. This thing sounds out of left field even for him, but it might be good.
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7:09AM on 07/09/2009
Everybody loves Will Smith. So do I. I'll watch this. I think they're not telling us something about the plot... "Seven Pounds" kicked ass.
Everybody loves Will Smith. So do I. I'll watch this. I think they're not telling us something about the plot... "Seven Pounds" kicked ass.
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6:46AM on 07/09/2009
big fan of the big will

premise sounds cool enough , but whole manhattan island?
lots of CGI work , seems pretty expensive
but hey im not going to finance this project, so bring it on!
big fan of the big will

premise sounds cool enough , but whole manhattan island?
lots of CGI work , seems pretty expensive
but hey im not going to finance this project, so bring it on!
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6:20AM on 07/09/2009
Getting sick of Smith
Getting sick of Smith
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6:03AM on 07/09/2009
I loved I AM LEGEND, ending and all.

Neat premise - regardless of where the movie gets taken.

Will Smith is the man.

That said, I want to see Lawrence's SURVIVOR and WORLD WITHOUT US already, dammit! This can wait in the meantime.
I loved I AM LEGEND, ending and all.

Neat premise - regardless of where the movie gets taken.

Will Smith is the man.

That said, I want to see Lawrence's SURVIVOR and WORLD WITHOUT US already, dammit! This can wait in the meantime.
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5:13AM on 07/09/2009
I wouldn't say it's really that terrific of a premise, but Niccol is an amazing writer (Lord of Ward was good but I like Gattaca even better), so I'm sure he'll make it work.
I wouldn't say it's really that terrific of a premise, but Niccol is an amazing writer (Lord of Ward was good but I like Gattaca even better), so I'm sure he'll make it work.
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3:21AM on 07/09/2009

Intriguing

With Smith starring and Niccol writing, this just sounds awesome to me. I loved Niccol's Lord of War. This will make a shitload of money either way, but something tells me December would be best for it..
With Smith starring and Niccol writing, this just sounds awesome to me. I loved Niccol's Lord of War. This will make a shitload of money either way, but something tells me December would be best for it..
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