After Bad Boys Success, Will Smith To Star in Sony’s ‘Resistor’

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If you think an Oscar slap Will stop Will Smith, then you’re wrong and Bad Boys: Ride or Die proved that.

Will Smith is currently in talks with Sony Pictures to star in a new film, ‘Resistor.’ The project is an Escape Artists Entertainment adaptation of the 2014 Daniel Suarez best selling novel, Influx. It imagines a chilling future where technological advances are held hostage by the government in this thriller that perfectly blends “nail-biting suspense with accessible science” (Publishers Weekly).

Though details about the plot of the adaptation is yet to be revealed, the first draft of the script was written by Zak Olkewicz and Eric Warren Singer currently working on the latest draft.

Deadline reveals the film is to be produced Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch and Tony Shaw of Escape Artists, which has been developing the project for some time with along with Smith and Jon Mone through Westbrook, with Heather Washington exec producing. Dave Wilson is also producing.

Will Smith and Todd Black have previously collaborated on movies with Sony including Seven PoundsThe Pursuit of Happyness and Emancipation.

Will Smith film, Bad Boys: Ride or Die, co-starring Martin Lawrence, has surpassed $100 million at the domestic box office after 10 days of release with the franchise becoming a billion dollar franchise.

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