Willow Smith is Creating an Animated TV Show Based on a Fantasy Novel She Wrote

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Willow Smith is helming two new female-driven film and television projects with her production company, MSFTS Productions, Deadline reports.

MSFTS will team with Cartel Entertainment to adapt the young adult trilogy Rebel of the Sands, by Alwyn Hamilton, which follows 17-year-old Amani on an adventure through a mythical desert land. The film adaptation could or could not be a major acting gig for Smith.

The second project picked up by MSFTS/ Cartel is an animated television adaptation of Menencholy, the fantasy novel Smith has reportedly written (though hasn’t published). Menencholy follows a girl named Menen-Nin Khali who has the ability to see into her previous life.

“The nonphysical, creative and, wild nature of a female heroine’s journey calls for a unique narrative structure that permeates the very foundation of the story,” said Smith. “Enjoy the ride!”

As it may be a while before we see any of these projects actualized, here’s Willow shooting a bow and arrow to tide you over:

C spot nonexistent <lol> #forceofnature

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13 Most Amazing Things Willow and Jaden Smith Said in Their Interview with T Magazine

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Celebrity offspring are a matter to be dealt with with a little grain of salt. Take away the press conferences and capitalization on the fame that was already brewed, they are just normal kids. Normal kids that essentially have the strings and means to dabble in making an album in the snap of a finger, or star alongside a parental unit in a Hollywood blockbuster.

In a recent interview in T magazine, siblings Jaden and Willow Smith get honest. You can basically throw away any Sigmund Freud book you dissected in school and study the philosophy of the Smith children. We’ve put together a collection of our favorite aphorisms.

Keep in mind that they are 14 (Willow) and 16 (Jaden).

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1. “I mean, time for me, I can make it go slow or fast, however I please, and that’s how I know it doesn’t exist.” — Willow Smith

2. “Honestly, we’re just trying to make music that we think is cool. We don’t think a lot of the music out there is that cool. So we make our own music. We don’t have any song that we like to listen to on the P.C.H. by any other artist, you know?” — Jaden Smith

3. “That’s what I do with novels. There’re no novels that I like to read so I write my own novels, and then I read them again, and it’s the best thing.” — Willow Smith

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4. “Willow’s been writing her own novels since she was 6.” — Jaden Smith

5. “Me and Jaden just figured out that our voices sound like chocolate together. As good as chocolate tastes, it sounds that good.” — Willow Smith

6. “I like to go to places with my high-fashion things where there are a lot of cameras. So I can just go there and be like, “Yep, yep, I’m looking so sick.” But in my regular life, I put on clothes that I can climb trees in.” — Willow Smith

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7. “That’s another thing: What’s your job, what’s your career? Nah, I am. I’m going to imprint myself on everything in this world.” — Jaden Smith

8. “Breathing is meditation; life is a meditation. You have to breathe in order to live, so breathing is how you get in touch with the sacred space of your heart.” — Willow Smith

9. “Here’s the deal: School is not authentic because it ends. It’s not true, it’s not real. Our learning will never end. The school that we go to every single morning, we will continue to go to.” — Jaden Smith

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10. “I went to school for one year. It was the best experience but the worst experience. The best experience because I was, like, “Oh, now I know why kids are so depressed.” But it was the worst experience because I was depressed.” — Willow Smith

11. “And the feeling of being like, this is a fragment of a holographic reality that a higher consciousness made.” — Willow Smith

12. “I have a goal to be just the most craziest person of all time. And when I say craziest, I mean, like, I want to do like Olympic-level things. I want to be the most durable person on the planet.” — Jaden Smith

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13. “I think by the time we’re 30 or 20, we’re going to be climbing as many mountains as we can possibly climb.” — Willow Smith

Read the full interview here.


Willow Smith Gets Passed Over as Star of ‘Annie’ Remake

Remember when Willow Smith whipped her hair back and forth? Man, those were heady days… back in 2010. She’s been kinda under the radar ever since, despite collaborations with Nicki Minaj. I mean, let’s be honest, there’s only room for one big star in the Smith household, and that will always be Will. Look what happened to Jada Pinkett Smith! (Ahhh, I just remembered her goth-metal phase. That was a fun time!) Little Willow’s big break came and went, but at least she’ll always have the starring role the updated reimagining of Annie, right? Think again: she’s too old for the part now. Tough break, kid. (Just kidding: you’e super rich, you’ll be fine.) 

[via Deadline]

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Smith Kids Collaborate On Spacey New Track, ‘Kite’

When they’re not wearing matching outfits, hanging out with the younger, less important Kardashian siblings, whipping their hair back and forth or wading into film careers, sometimes Willow and Jaden Smith, the children of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, record songs together. Their latest collaborative effort, "Kite," is a moody, space-cadet jam with spare production from Téo that seems to have resulted from Jaden listening to good kid, M.A.A.D. city a lot of times.

After navigating the spacey landscape and talking about landing on Mars, Jaden professes his love for a girl he wants to chill with "after curfew" and promises to respect her, which recalls his dad’s innocuous and parent-friendly rap career. He later goes on to rhyme "you eat a panini, ’cause baby you can" with "I am your genie / ’cause I am your man" and, relating to the genie theme, "Fly as Aladdin / I am so cool, you can call me Alaskan." His sister is an effective counterpart, coming in to emphasize the word "lost" a lot and assure us, confidently, of her presence, repeating, "Lil’ mama got bars." Have a listen below. 

Morning Links: Big Weekend for Celebrity Photo Leaks, Adele’s Mansion is Haunted

● "Busy day in the world of nude leaks," reported TMZ, after self-shot and nearly-nude photos of the oft lusted for Olivia Munn and Christina Hendricks hit the net yesterday. Neither woman is taking credit. [TMZ/TMZ]

● In conversation with Piers Morgan on CNN, born-again Growing Pains star Kirk Cameron called homosexuality "unnatural," "detrimental," and "destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization." GLAAD has criticized his comments for being "out of step with a vast majority of Americans," while Morgan has defended them as "brave." [Us]

● Insane Clown Posse has set up a Facebook equivalent for their Faygo chugging fans called JuggaloBook.com. [NME]

● Adele refuses to sleep alone in her new 10-bedroom and two-swimming-pool mansion because she is afraid that it is haunted. [The Sun]

● Jennifer Aniston says that living in New York felt like living "in a fishbowl." "It didn’t feel like the New York I grew up in and knew," she said, adding that her "happiness-level" is at a "10-plus" now that she’s out in Los Angeles. [People]

● Taylor Swift wears a Kanye West-designed top in this month’s Bazaar magazine. She’s over it. [KarenCivil]

● Willow Smith and Pharrell got the same haircut. [JustJared/Rap-Up]

Afternoon Links: Adele Suing Over False Sex Tape Claims, Willow Smith Finds the Love of Her Life

● Adele has vowed to sue the French rag Public, who claim to have images from the singer’s sex tape. "These claims and images are entirely false," Adele’s spokesperson says. [HuffPost]

● Harvey Weinstein and Michael Moore are back in business together, and next on queue? A sure-to-be-searing documentary on the billionaire Koch brothers. Heads up, boys! [Page Six]

● R&B man Robin Thicke was arrested for marijuana possession in New York City last night when two officers caught him smoking a joint while sitting in a Cadillac Escalade with "another person." [NYDN]

● It’s been a minute, but John Mayer is making some real John Mayer-y music again. Someone, somewhere must be happy. [JohnMayer]

● Young Willow Smith says that Odd Future’s Tyler, the Creator is "the love of her life." They grow up so fast. [Rap-Up]

● Anderson Cooper has risked his life on numerous occasions to report live from disaster-struck locales and the center of revolutions, but he is too afraid to get a tattoo. This is what he would look like if he weren’t. [Us]

Afternoon Links: Miley Cyrus Gets Her First Sex Scene, Kirsten Dunst Lost Her Cat

● Everything is different now that Miley Cryus is having on-screen sex scenes. The days of sheet-wrapped, Annie Leibovitz scandal seem so long ago… [Fox]

● Too busy in Brazil when she got into the whip-its, Ashton Kutcher has allegedly paid Demi Moore "multiple visits" since her hospitalization. [NYDN]

● There will be no more hair whipping for young Willow Smith now that she’s shaved her head. [YBF]

● Qatar has "upended" the modern art market by paying $250 million — the most ever paid for a work of art — for Cézanne’s painting, The Card Players. [Vanity Fair]

● Have you seen Kirsten Dunst’s cat? It looks like she’s offering a reward. [PopSugar]

● Sixteen pictures of Drew Barrymore with animals to celebrate her new and big-hearted movie, Big Miracle. [GQ]

Morning Links: Kris Gets a ‘Man Cave,’ LiLo’s ‘Playboy’ Spread Leaks

● Hunkered down in his brand new bachelor’s pad—built special for him on the DIY show, Man Cave—Kris Humphries should be over Kim in no time. [TMZ]

● Michelle Obama made him do this, right? Behold, Bon Iver’s workout plan. [Daily Swarm]

● Published author, Office star, and all-around inspiration Mindy Kaling, is working on an animated series for NBC for which she’ll executive produce, write, and voice. And you? [Deadline]

● Oops! The internet has got a hold of Lindsay Lohan’s much anticipated Playboy spread a week ahead of its scheduled debut on family-friendly Ellen. [Huff Post]

● Quick check: Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber are still not engaged. [Us]

● Willow Smith and Nicki Minaj do everything short of inventing new colors in their rave-tastic new video for "Fire Ball." [Rap-Up]

● Meet Kalyn Heffernan who is, at just 3’6" tall, the founding member, heart, and soul of your new favorite krip-hop group, Wheelchair Sports Camp. [Village Voice]









Morning Links: ‘Friday Night Lights’ Movie in the Works, Kirsten Stewart Makes Obvious Statement

● Connie Britton (Tami Taylor) says that a Friday Night Lights movie is “happening for realsies.” They’ve got a producer and someone to write the script. “It’s really just a matter of … getting everyone’s busy schedules aligned and making it happen,” Britton told Us Weekly.[Us] ● Willow Smith got a verse from Nicki Minaj for her latest single, “Fireball.” New colors will need to be invented before they can make the music video. [NahRight] ● In a sad, slurred, and often unintelligible tape played for jurors yesterday, Michael Jackson makes clear the pain he felt for his lost childhood, and the children he befriended. “I love them. I love them because I didn’t have a childhood,” he mumbles. “I feel their pain. I feel their hurt.” [NYDN]

● Kristen Stewart says she has a boyfriend, and that he’s English, but that you’ll have to Google the rest because “It’s like, Come on, guys! It’s so obvious!” [E!] ● Tabloids be damned, Jennifer Aniston isn’t all that “desperate” to have a baby. And who could blame her? She probably has a fun life. [People] ● Courtney Love says that if Kurt came back right now, she would “have to kill him.” Well, actually, “I’d fuck him,” she said, and then she’d “fucking kill him.” Guess the drugs and depression made him a handful! [Vanity Fair] ● Yoko Ono will be selling John Lennon’s lithographs and serigraphs and drawings for the next four days from a pop-up shop in SoHo. Get ’em while they last! [Page Six]