In the wake of his breakout turn in this summer’s hit The Karate Kid, Jaden Smith has growing movie-star mojo — like his dad, Will, but scaled down to a 12-year-old’s size. So how will he capitalize on his newfound clout? Though his name, along with his sister Willow’s, has been attached to an adaptation of the kids’ graphic-novel series Amulet—a dark fantasy tale about two lost kids who are searching for their mother—Smith tells EW that isn’t on his immediate to-do list. Instead, his next film will most likely be 1000 A.E., a science-fiction project that’s being developed for him to star in, with M. Night Shyamalan slated to direct. “We’re reading the script right now,” he says. “I don’t want to give it away because that wouldn’t be tight, but it’s set in the future and it’s about a journey.” Perhaps not surprisingly, given the movie’s nearly $360 million global box office haul, Sony is also batting around the idea of a sequel to The Karate Kid. “They’re talking about it,” Smith says. Added to the mix is a script Disney recently purchased as a possible vehicle for Smith called Monster Witness Relocation Program. But just to be on the safe side, he’d better keep those karate skills sharp.
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