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Posted December 10, 2012 03:51 PM by Webmaster
Sony Pictures has released a trailer for acclaimed director M. Night Shyamalan's (The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable) upcoming film After Earth (2013), starring Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Isabelle Fuhrman, and Zoe Kravitz. Executive produced by E. Bennett Walsh, After Earth is set to open in theaters across the United States on June 7th.
Official synopsis: 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.
*POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT IF I AM JUST THAT DAMN GOOD*
Raise your hand if, after watching that trailer, you think that the *twist* is that they've accidentely traveled back in time to prehistoric days, and that the actions they perform in this film indirectly lead to the destruction in the future they traveled into space to prevent in the first place.
If you ask me, he's one hell of a director, but the guy can't write for shit. He lucked out on his first couple mOvies and that was it. I'm hoping that because there was another writer involved, this may actually turn out good. We'll see.....
The problem with Shyamalan's last few movies has been not letting someone else write the screenplay/dialogue. It made "The Happening" a bit of a farce, when it had the potential to be a really good movie.
He hasn't lost the title of acclaimed director, but it should be preceded by "former". Former child star. Former porn star. That sort of thing. The first four movies are still all very good. Wonder when "The Village" will see a Blu-ray release, shame that The Happening got one and Village hasn't, it's 50 times the film that Happening turned out to be.
Not surprised to see that it's not Fox doing this one, don't think they'll ever touch Shyamalan again unless he sees a huge reversal of fortunes. I'm willing to give him another shot though.
PS - looks like Paramount Pictures, not Sony Pictures?
The trailer looks great! I like Will Smith and have faith that this movie might just be something special so will have to wait and see! Not every director can have hit after hit unless you are a James Cameron or Steven Spielberg that's why they are considered along with a handful of others to be the greats of our time!