IGN is reporting they've confirmed that the superhero drama Tonight, He Comes, scheduled for released in July 2008, has been retitled John Hancock. The film, which is being directed by Peter Berg, will revolve around what IMDb refers to as a "questionable" relationship between Will Smith and Charlize Theron. Smith plays a down-on-his-luck superhero who hires a PR man to repair his image and then he starts putting the moves on the PR man's wife. The cuckold will be played by Jason Bateman, who is now becoming something of a Peter Berg regular, also appearing in this year's The Kingdom, opposite Jennifer Garner and Jamie Foxx. Scripting duties for John Hancock have been handled by Oscar-bait hack Akiva Goldsman, Vince Gilligan and Vincent Ngo, and Michael Mann is on board as a producer.

Smith will next be seen in I am Legend, the adaptation of the Richard Matheson novella about a man who must defend himself against the rest of the world's inhabitants, who have turned into vampires, and he's got a comedy in the works as well, opposite Nic Cage. As for Theron, she's becoming one of those actresses whose upcoming projects are hard to determine because she has so many in the air. Her IMDb page lists seven upcoming films, including some that will be released soon like Paul Haggis's In the Valley of Elah and Battle in Seattle, and others that I wouldn't count on, like Jinx (the Halle Berry movie?) and The Braziian Job.

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