Sony is eyeing the novel “Boy Nobody” by Allen Zadoff as the next film for Jaden Smith, Will Smith’s son, and a potential franchise to be boot. The novel is the first in a planned young adult trilogy about a brainwashed teenage assassin who starts to regain his emotions. The book’s main character is reminiscent of a teenage Jason Bourne, described the young protag as a “young soldier trained not to feel; who could function in every situation without fear, sympathy or anger; who could assassinate strangers and then walk away emotionally unscathed.”
What does it mean? Well, whether we like it or not the first of Will Smith’s untalented children is going to be shoved down our throats until we just accept him as a star. Thus we get this, with Smith in the lead where his stiff, wooden acting will probably be an advantage. Instead of a franchise one imagines acting lessons would be more worthwhile but, like all things, that won’t happen and instead we’ll get his crappy acting infecting everything. Nepotism in Hollywood is grand, isn’t it?