Directed By
Written By
Stephen Gaghan, Gary Whitta
Distributed By
Columbia Pictures
Release Date
June 7, 2013
$130 million-135 million
$243.7 million

After Earth (originally known as 1000 A.E.) is a 2013 science-fiction thriller film directed by M. Night Shyamalan, starring Will Smith and Jaden Smith. It's set for release on June 7th, 2013.

Plot SummaryEdit

One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth. Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai. 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. [1]


Production NotesEdit

  • Principal photography for After Earth began in February 2012.
  • The script was originally written by Gary Whitta, rewritten by Shyamalan and finally polished by Stephen Gaghan in late 2011.
  • Much of the filming will take place in Costa Rica; Humboldt County, California; and Aston, Pennsylvania.
  • An image of Jaden's character in costume was released on February 15, 2012. (below) *Filming of After Earth was done using Sony's CineAlta F65 camera, which was shipped in January 2012.
  • This was once rumored to be the sequel to Independence Day.

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