M. Night Shyamalan has had some great movies here and there, but due to his many recent failures, he has been looked upon mostly negatively for the last few years.
However, his new science fiction film, After Earth, which stars Will Smith and Smith’s son, Jaden Smith, got some buzz and interest started at its’ booth at Comic-Con 2012. Two of the things that people at the stand of After Earth said would be coming is a bible of things that happen before the events of the actual movie of After Earth and a prequel comic book called, After Earth: Innocence. There is also a viral video for After Earth ( The viral marketing for After Earth currently is similar to that of Prometheus) that serves as a brief prequel of the sorts to the events of After Earth. The actual plot of After Earth so far, is this: A thousand years after the horrific events that forced humans off of Earth, humans now live on their new home called Nova Prime. The legendary General Cypher Raige (Will Smith) returns home after a long time in the line of duty. He goes back to his now estranged family. He wants to become a better father to his son Kitai (Jaden Smith). But when an asteroid hits Kitai and Cypher’s space ship, they crash land on a now dangerous and unfriendly Earth. Kitai has to be the soldier that he has always wanted to be when he has to find their ship’s rescue beacon, because his father was gravely injured in the ship. The viral video shows a different plot that has to do with a UFO landing on Earth in 1908. It goes on to talk about many other things including, a certain man important to Earth in the future. It is told through different dates and photos in Facebook Timeline-esque way.
It seems like it is going to be a cool movie project both to watch and read updates about. After Earth will crash land into theaters on June, 7th 2013