Legend director, Will Smith, reuniting for fantasy?

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Last time director Francis Lawrence teamed up with star Will Smith, it went pretty well: I Am Legend was a big hit and got generally good-to-middling reviews.

Well, now comes news that Lawrence and Smith may reunite for a fantastical drama titled The City That Sailed at 20th Century Fox, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Here's how the trade paper reported it:

The director is developing the project, which is being produced by Smith's Overbrook banner, with an eye to direct.

Written by Andrew Niccol, the story follows a New York City street magician whose daughter, because of family circumstances, lives in England. In exploring a lighthouse one day, the girl discovers a room with magic candles and wishes to be reunited with her father, causing the island of Manhattan to break away and drift across the Pond.

Can we again expect to see Smith's spunky real-life daughter, Willow—who played his on-screen kid in Legend—in City? That would make the family reunion complete, wouldn't it?