Peter Berg is close to a deal to direct the superhero drama Tonight, He Comes, which Will Smith is toplining and producing.

Production Weekly reports that Smith will play a tortured superhero who crash-lands in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, and tries to transform himself by romancing an alluring housewife, causing chaos in the city.

The script, originally by Vincent Ngo and rewritten by Vince Gilligan, has long been considered one of the best unproduced scripts in town.

Berg, has just completed principle photography on the drama Kingdom, starring Jamie Foxx, Colin Farrell, Chris Cooper and Jennifer Garner.