New Year, new movie: We haven’t talked about this one at all, but unless I miss my guess, After Earth with Will Smith entering the land of all-out sci-fi, and bringing his son Jaden along for the ride, will probably be a pretty big deal when it hits screens in 2013.
Now for the caveats:
- After Earth is directed by M. Night Shyamalan who, let’s be honest, hasn’t exactly lived up to the potential he showed us with The Sixth Sense, way back in `1999. (Although I personally liked The Village and Signs, both for a number of reasons.)
- There are four credited writers – Michael Soccio (“The King of Queens”), Stephen Gaghan (Syriana , Traffic), Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli) & Shyamalan (Gaghan & Whitta are credited with the screenplay, Shyamalan the story & Soccio “additional dialogue”)
“After a crash landing, a father and son explore a planet that was evacuated by humans 1,000 years earlier.”
After Earth also stars, Zoe Kravitz, Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan, The Hunger Games) and a rumored (and adorable) Sophie Okonedo. The film opens June 7 in the US and the UK.
Check out the trailer: