According to The Hollywood Reporter, Will Smith and director Jonathan Mostow are teaming up to bring the superhero drama Tonight He Comes to the screen and are in early negotiations with Columbia Pictures.

Akiva Goldsman and Michael Mann are producing.

Written by Vince Gilligan, Tonight is a script that has fallen on many execs' "best unproduced scripts" lists and has attracted many A-listers. But its dark, adult tone made it difficult to set up.

The story tells the tale of a depressed, bored superhero who drinks, smokes and has one-night stands. He develops a newfound purpose in life when he is drawn to a married woman.

Vincent Ngo wrote the original draft.