Director M. Night Shyamalan is at it again with a forthcoming science-fiction thriller titled After Earth (originally known as 1000 A.E.), and the official teaser trailer looks epic. The film is set approximately one thousand years after a cataclysmic event forced mankind to evacuate the Earth and escape to what seems to be a remote planet with no intelligent inhabitants.
Protagonist, Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher (Will Smith) inexplicably crash land on the planet, leaving Cypher gravely injured. This leaves Kitai to journey through the uncharted terrain to signal for help. Evolved animal species that now run rampant on the planet and an alien creature that escaped during the crash will make that a difficult feat, though. We’ll let the trailer reveal the patented Shyamalan plot twist.
2013 looks to be a year of blockbuster films, with After Earth joining the ranks of sure-to-be-successful pictures Star Trek: Into the Darkness, Man of Steel, and Pacific Rim. Movie goers haven’t seen Will and Jaden share a big screen since 2006’s The Pursuit of Happyness.
See the trailer for After Earth, due in theaters June 7th, 2013, below.