Director: M. Night Shayamalan
Studio: Overbrook Entertainment, Blinding Edge Pictures
Distributor: Columbia Pictures
Release Date: June 7, 2013
M. Night Shayamalan’s upcoming post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller After Earth looks to be quite impressive, pitting Will Smith and his son Jayden Smith together in what looks to be one of the best new original films of 2013.
The movie’s trailer has gained considerable buzz, making it a fairly anticipated upcoming film. It will be interesting to see how Shayamalan handles previously unknown territory, as After Earth will be his first venture into the realm of science fiction.
Here is a brief synopsis from the movie’s official Wikipedia page:
A crash landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher (Will Smith) stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape.
With Cypher critically injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help, facing uncharted terrain, evolved animal species that now rule the planet, and an unstoppable alien creature that escaped during the crash. Father and son must learn to work together and trust one another if they want any chance of returning home.
I myself am looking forward to the movie and have always enjoyed Shayamalan’s films (besides maybe Devil), and just about every movie-goer on the face of the earth loves Will Smith for good reason: he’s a fantastic actor.
After Earth will release in theatres on June 7, 2013. For more information please visit the movie’s official website.