It's supposedly known as one of the best unproduced scripts floating around Hollywood, yet the thing has gone through three directors (Michael Mann, Jonathan Mostow, Gabriele Muccino) and it's taking a heck of a long time to get this puppy up on the big screen. According to Production Weekly, Jason Bateman (who's got a great little role in Smokin' Aces -- trust me on this one, he steals the show) is close to starring alongside Will Smith and Charlize Theron (I'm sorry, but were we aware that she signed on to this film? If so, no one told IMDB) in Tonight, He Comes.

While we've known for awhile that Smith will be playing some sort of slacker superhero, PW provides a bit more of a plot description, one that sounds decent enough for a big summer film -- it's currently eying a July 2, 2008 release date. Basically, Smith is a superhero with a drinking problem who causes lots of "collateral damage" while solving crimes. Thus, he has a bad image with the public. That is, until a public relations consultant (Bateman) swoops down to save the day as payment for Smith rescuing him from (insert problematic situation here). Yet, as our friendly PR dude works to save the superhero's image, his newest client is off romancing Bateman's beautiful wife (Theron).

Peter Berg is now (hopefully) attached as director, and he's working off a script penned by Vincent Ngo (which was rewritten by Vince Gilligan). Shooting is set to begin this May in Los Angeles ... though I thought the film was supposed to be set in Brooklyn, so I imagine they'll be making their way to New York soon enough.

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