The dude who wrote the superhero drama Tonight, He Comes must be tearing his hair out in huge gruesome chunks, scalp flaps and all. For years the script kicked around various studios and (transcending its terrible title) gained a reputation for being one of the best unproduced screenplays… a status it still retains.
The Sony project, which will (eventually) star Will Smith as a bored superhero doing some soul searching, was originally to be directed by Jonathan Mostow (T3: Rise of the Machines). When he bolted due to the customary "creative differences", Smith brought in Gabriele Muccino, who’d just directed him in the drama The Pursuit of Happyness (no, I don’t know why it’s purposely misspelled). But now that hasn’t worked out either, once more abandoning the project in the Negative Zone (or the Phantom Zone, depending on your comic publisher preferences).
On the positive side, this schedule shift means we’ll finally get a new adaptation of Richard Matheson’s classic mutant/virus/vampire story I Am Legend, which will feature Smith as the last healthy man in a major metropolis, spending his days killing his nocturnal rivals and trying to find a cure for a global pandemic, and talking to himself an’ shit.