The first trailer for the film ‘After Earth’ has been released and it marks the return of M. Night Shyamalan as a sci-fi film director.
Overall, the trailer is pretty interesting and not what was expected. It also gives us the first look of Will and Jaden Smith as they play father and son (yes, it is a stretch) whose spacecraft crash lands on Earth, but it’s not the Earth that we know it as you’ll see in the video.
The first few seconds of the trailer did get my heart pumping but frankly, the bloom of Shyamalan has worn off and while at one time any film directed by him would have been a no-brainer to see, the fact that he’s in the director’s chair for this one is a legitimate reason to be wary. Whether the script by Stephen Gaghan (‘Syriana,’ ‘American Gothic,’ ‘Traffic’) and Gary Whitta (‘The Book of Eli’) or the acting abilities from the Smiths can steer away from the fact that he’s directing will be determined when the film is released in June.
Meanwhile, check out the trailer after the synopsis and let us know if you think Shyamalan has a hit or a miss on his hands:
One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind’s new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige (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 (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.
‘After Earth’ – Trailer:
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan, ‘After Earth’ starts Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Isabelle Fuhrman, and Zoe Kravitz and will be released in theaters on June 7, 2013.