Sony Pictures has recently made an official announcement about the film One Thousand AE. Talking about the film, Doug Belgrad, the president of Columbia Pictures, said, “Night is an outstanding filmmaker who has a tremendous vision for this science-fiction adventure story and we couldn't be more excited to be working again with Jaden after our experiences on The Pursuit of Happiness and The Karate Kid."
The studio refers to the movie as an untitled sci-fi adventure, but Shyamalan calls it One Thousand AE. In the press release, Shyamalan says, “We're thrilled to have the two of them (Jaden and Will) together on this project. The chance to make a scary, science-fiction film starring Jaden and Will is my dream project."
M Night Shyamalan is writing the story for One Thousand AE in association with Gary Whitta. The movie is set one thousand years into the future, when Earth has been abandoned. It centers on a young boy and his father, who explores the now empty and frightening planet after their spacecraft crashes.