The original 1996 blockbuster brought in $817 million and continued to grow in popularity long after its premiere. Because of its demand, Will Smith is asking for $50 million to be a part of the new film. But that asking price might just keep the actor from appearing in the sci-fi action movies.
Vulture reports that the impasse first came up back in 2009 when Fox began to seriously enter the development phase, but both parties agreed to wait until the screenplays were completed. The two scripts, which are expected to tell one two-part story, are due to be completed at the end of this year, bringing Smith’s involvement back into the equation.
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