BUT WHAT DID HAPPEN?
In 1996 Vincent Ngo wrote the first draft of Tonight, He Comes, a violent and very adult story about a slightly villainous superhero.
The script was unsolicited and so it wasn't until 2002, when producer Akiva Goldsman came across the draft, that things started to move forward with Ngo's idea. Goldsman managed to convince Artisan Entertainment to acquire the rights to the script with the idea of Michael Mann taking directing duties; however Mann never got to warm the seat as Artisan then sold the script to Goldsman.
WAS IT SUCH A BAD THING THAT TONIGHT, HE COMES DIDN'T GET MADE?
Depending upon how you felt about Hancock, it may or may not matter that Tonight, He Comes never got made. There were times during Hancock where it felt as if there were two movies sandwiched together and judging from the production process, that was clearly the case. Tonight, He Comes manifested as the backbone of the movie (even if most of the orignal script didn't appear in the final film), but arguably it wouldn't have worked as a big budget film to appeal to a mass audience; especially not with Will Smith in the leading role.
BUT WHAT IF?
If Tonight, He Comes had been made... and Will Smith had starred then there would have been a whole new meaning to the phrase 'big Willie style'.