Tonight's Not The Night For Muccino

Another director leaves Smith film

There’s something about Will’s Smith’s superhero drama Tonight, He Comes that’s seriously scaring directors away.

First T3’s Jonathan Mostow legs it from the job. Now his replacement – Gabriele Muccino, who had struck up a great working relationship with Big Willie on The Pursuit Of Happyness – has also decided that the film’s not for him. He’s departed in what trade mag Variety terms an “amicable” split.

Despite the fact that the film is once again a headless chicken, Sony still plans to make the film next year. Filling the void will be Smith’s work on Warner Bros’ I Am Legend remake. Now all Sony needs to do is find a new director. Our advice? Take the novelty sign that reads, “Abandon hope, all ye who enter here” from the director’s office in the development building.