With tons of highly anticipated footage coming out of Comic Con, such as the Man of Steel trailer, we now get our first look at yet another film that is surrounded with much anticipation, M. Night Shyamalan‘s After Earth.
The film stars A-Lister Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith in a story set one thousand years in the future. Though we don’t know a whole lot about the film just yet, aside that it has huge potential to be a dud, thanks to Shyamalan’s involvement, we do have a plot synopsis, which you can check out below.
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.
Although the synopsis sounds like it could be fairly entertaining, the promo video doesn’t exactly have me excited. It shows a Facebook page displaying events that have taken place in recent years while a narrator describes what has happened.
I’ll be the first to say that Will Smith always attracts me to a film, but I simply do not trust director M. Night Shyamalan. The man is a bit of a hack and has not produced anything of quality since The Sixth Sense, and that was back in 1999. I’m not saying he has no talent, he does, he just seems to have misplaced it.
Check out the promo video below and let us know what you think.
After Earth is set to release on June 7, 2013.