M Night Shyamalan’s After Earth: Official Synopsis
Director returns to the blockbuster scene with Will and Jaden Smith for sci-fi.
M Night Shyamalan may not have turned in a critically successful film for a while, but his last few attempts have made enough at the box office to give the director a crack at another large-scale blockbuster.
After Earth will star Will Smith and son Jaden, and will be revealed in more detail at the San Diego Comic Con next month. We do have an official synopsis for now, which gives us some idea of what to expect.
“In After Earth, one thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind’s new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige (played by Will Smith) returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai (played by Jaden Smith). When an asteroid storm damages Cypher and Kitai’s craft, they crash-land on a now unfamiliar and dangerous Earth. As his father lies dying in the cockpit, Kitai must trek across the hostile terrain to recover their rescue beacon. His whole life, Kitai has wanted nothing more than to be a soldier like his father. Today, he gets his chance.”
The film is set for release next June, so we can expect to start seeing more about this in a few months time.