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Will Smith Plans To Direct Cain and Abel Centered Film For Sony

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 07/12/2012

Will SmithDeadline reports, Will Smith is eyeing a film about battling brothers Cain and Abel as his directorial debut. The film is being set up at Sony Pictures through Overbrook Entertainment.



Even for the Bible neophytes, this one’s general plot shouldn’t be so hard to figure out. Adam and Eve’s two sons can’t get along, Cain becomes the first murderer & Abel the first murder victim, and their story is used as the basis for many on-the-nose metaphors and allegories throughout the history of storytelling.



Unless, that is, Smith hasn’t abandoned a vampiric side this project once had. It’s possible you don’t remember, but, back in July of 2010, the actor signed for The Legend of Cain — note the similarity between past and current titles, too — a gothic, bloodier take on this classic Biblical tale. (Caleeb Pinkett, Daniel Knauf [Carnivale], and Andrea Berloff [World Trade Center] all had their hands on the screenplay at various points, though proper credits are not being supplied at the moment.)


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This won’t be Smith’s next film, so who knows if or when it will ever happen. So just put this one on the shelf for now, but it’s an intriguing prospect nontheless for a guy whose only directing credit to date is an episode of “All Of Us.”


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