Must Watch: First Trailer for Shyamalan's 'After Earth' with Will Smith

December 10, 2012
Source: Yahoo

After Earth

"Everything on this planet has evolved to kill humans." This week is going to be chock full of trailers for huge releases in 2013, and it looks like the first one out of the gate is M. Night Shyamalan's sci-fi action adventure After Earth starring Will Smith and his rising star son Jaden Smith. This is an international trailer, and the domestic trailer is supposed to be coming later today (it's exactly the same and embedded below), but this still looks pretty interesting. The story finds a father and son from another planet crash landed on a quarantined Earth 1,000 years after humanity was forced to desert it. Now the wildlife has evolved and run wild, making it very dangerous. Is Jaden Smith actually the real star of this film? Watch it!

Here's the first official trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's After Earth, originally via Yahoo:

1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape from Earth, Nova Prime is mankind’s new home. 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 dangerous Earth. As his father lies dying in the cockpit, Kitai must trek across the planet to recover their rescue beacon. M. Night Shyamalan directs After Earth wrote it with Stephen Gaghan (Traffic) and Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli) and it hits theaters on June 7th, 2013.

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Welcome to earf. Couldn't help myself. Not a bad trailer.

Brice Gilbert on Dec 10, 2012


That's welcome to EARTH!!!! AWESOME TRAILER

Lovethismovie on Dec 10, 2012


24 people and Mr. Gilbert need to watch that scene over again. *sigh*

JL on Dec 12, 2012


What's with the accent? Are they partially deaf?

Jay on Dec 10, 2012


It seems like it's probably an evolved English sort of dialect.

Ethan Anderton on Dec 10, 2012


It's kinda the way the black people will speak in the future?

Manuel on Dec 10, 2012


are you being serious? anyways yea it sounds like it's just a new accent, i suspect it would still be changing over time.

Robert Sheppard on Dec 11, 2012


Sounds like a Kentucky accent or something. I dunno

Richie G on Dec 10, 2012


sounds fine to me

Brendan Stenson on Feb 7, 2013


Pandora on Earth, seems to me.

Will on Dec 10, 2012


Looks very cool. Worried about M. Night, as always, but looks cool...

earthlingdave on Dec 10, 2012


Could this be my first M. Night movie since The Village? Apprehensive

Richie G on Dec 10, 2012


I'm surprised he didn't save that they were on Earth all along as a twist ending.

Drock on Dec 10, 2012


Looks good, definitely interested.

grimjob on Dec 10, 2012


Planet of the Apes/Avatar - but still looks stunning 🙂

Steven on Dec 10, 2012


looks cool and original. can't wait!

Billbob on Dec 10, 2012


If there are no humans on this version of Earth, then how could the wildlife "evolve to kill humans" ? As far as the trailer, it looks kinda cool..

Tester on Dec 10, 2012


They evolved to kill humans and they exint us already.

Manuel on Dec 10, 2012


that's why humans left earth 1,000 years before that.

Eru'Eru Narvaez on Dec 10, 2012


Also ,real life evolution does not work like that.

noname on Dec 10, 2012


me doofus, thx guys, I stand corrected

Tester on Dec 11, 2012


This is Earth? But now we already know the twist!

HarryFiddleSticks on Dec 10, 2012


They are ghosts. It's not Earth. It's now, but they are a reflect of the future. They are zombies. It's a prequel.

Manuel on Dec 10, 2012


its the midnight screening on board the starship enterprise, tickets are ten dollars per person. no federation discount allowed....

Jericho on Dec 10, 2012


There is no economy based on money in Star mean the Fake Trek of J.J.Abrams...

hater on Dec 10, 2012


By "Fake Trek" you must mean "New Trek which can actually result in a hit film that critics like"

Chris Groves on Dec 11, 2012


No,no, I mean fake trek..I did not say it is bad altogether just that it's fake...

hater on Dec 11, 2012


Well, you are incorrect.

Chris Groves on Dec 12, 2012


"It's now, but they are a reflect of the future"... I have no idea what that means, but knowing M. Night Shamalamadingdong, that's probably what it is. Seriously though, what is it? Time travel?

Richie G on Dec 10, 2012


It's in the official plot summary at Coming Soon that father and son crash land on Earth...

Steven on Dec 10, 2012


It's called a joke. Try it sometime

HarryFiddleSticks on Dec 10, 2012



Andrea Moss on Dec 10, 2012


Surprised you could read. The twist is your covering up the fact you missed the point of the film.

Steven on Dec 11, 2012


The twist is it's not Earth. Or is it? It is/isn't.

David Balderdash on Dec 10, 2012


Liking it. Did I see a girl in there too? And some enemy spaceships?

Carpola on Dec 10, 2012


Jaden Smith looking more handsome than ever. He will be a major star soon.

The Truth on Dec 10, 2012



Nielsen700 on Dec 10, 2012


He's too old for pedobear.Pedobear is not into teens.

noname on Dec 10, 2012


Jaden Smith was grown in a vat, and groomed to take over the human race aka the Antichrist, aka author of all sin, aka the devourer, and last but not least: chief of the demons. Brace yourselves for a new age of movie garbage.

Christopher Philip Cinquegrano on Dec 10, 2012


There is no devil, he was invented by 6th century Christians, but as the devil was an invention of man, so was God. I doubt the son of one of the wettest rappers ever could be the Devil anyway. Boom Shake Shake the Room? Biblically bad, but not evil.

Carpola on Dec 10, 2012


Is it just me or is Sir William Smith trying to channel Vin Diesels low toned voice?

Christopher Philip Cinquegrano on Dec 10, 2012


the devils greatest trick was making others think he didn't exist.

Christopher Philip Cinquegrano on Dec 10, 2012


The only Devil there is is between your ears.It's human mind.Or to be more precise ,misuse of human mind.

q on Dec 10, 2012


there's a hd version now, you should update

qwqwrq on Dec 10, 2012


Is the twist this is somehow connected to 'Avatar'?

Mithun Divakaran on Dec 10, 2012


now that would be interesting! i wasn't wild about avatar, but to have a cross tie-in between 2 different films .......that just sounds cool.

beevis on Dec 10, 2012


Avatar was fantastic...this doesn't look anywhere near as good.

Chris Groves on Dec 11, 2012


sorry chris, while i thought avatar looked good - for me, it was a lousy film - i watched as a rental and had to watch it in multiple sittings - i was so uninterested. that's just me though. and you're right about this will smith film - it looks awful. my point above was only that a cross tie-in between 2 different films would be very interesting......even if it's 2 films i don't like - i'd still like to see how they do it.

beevis on Dec 11, 2012


Fair enough...Avatar does seem to have a bit of a polarizing effect. I found it to be a bit a masterpiece in visual storytelling, to be honest. Big fan of a lot of the allegory and environmental/social subtext as well. Cross-overs and tie-ins are fun...but I don't like them for no good reason...Avatar and After Earth aren't owned/produced by the same no crossover could really happen. Plus there is no need.

Chris Groves on Dec 11, 2012


You call it subtext I say there was nothing sub about it .It was right in your face.

wine on Dec 12, 2012

51 seems like there is no win for losing, half the people say it's shallow and is 'all visuals' nothing more' and then half the people say that there was TOO much commentary and allegory, too many messages and themes. There is a lot to miss or pick up on, depending on your own state of mind and intelligence. If you plan to be pissed about any messages, that is all you will see, if you damn the movie as hollow and nothing but spectacle, you aren't going to notice anything else. There is a reason that film was such a global success, because it was able to get a universal response across cultures and languages. The reaction speaks for itself.

Chris Groves on Dec 13, 2012


Will Smith sounds weird.

Nielsen700 on Dec 10, 2012


Seems to be like the Trailer gave away the movies big twist? Earth? This guy made one of my fav movies of all time. Unbreakable. Yet, the last 5 movies were so so so so bad. I mean, so SO bad, that I cannot see why anyone would give this guy money?? Hollywoods math is all screwed up, IMO.

buzzfunk on Dec 10, 2012


It being Earth isn't the twist, that's mentioned in the plot summary.

Steven on Dec 10, 2012


The title of the movie is freaking 'After Earth'...I don't think it being Earth is any sort of 'twist'...that speech where he says 'It's earth' likely comes about 1/3rd of the way through the movie, TOPS.

Chris Groves on Dec 11, 2012


Where is the signature over the top "Aww hell no" from Mr. Will Smith ?

ding dong on Dec 10, 2012


Nice 🙂

redskulllives on Dec 10, 2012


Interested but not impressed. I get the feeling that the trailer only covers the early portion of the movie and there is more to it that just survival. As long as the twist is not Will being a ghost or this being Earth a billion years before our earth, I'll be fine with it.

Maverick on Dec 10, 2012


Twist: Will Smith is dead the whole time.

Daniel on Dec 10, 2012


i thought the same while he was narrating.

THE WOLF on Dec 10, 2012


Wow I'm impressed. I think it looks great.

rocky728 on Dec 10, 2012


I couldn't even make it through the trailer. Very tired, no originality at all.

ricky on Dec 10, 2012


It looks good actually. I was more excited for oblivion but was kinda let down with the trailer, but this one surprised me quite positively.

AJ on Dec 10, 2012


I think it's gonna be the other way round with the actual movies,meaning Oblivion will be a much better movie than After Earth.Why ?Because I doubt Shymalwhatshisname won't be able to resist putting another idiotic twist at the end.Because it has to have a twist.It's a thing.Also ,Tom Cruise is a better actor than Smiths.And there is Morgan Freeman as well.

noname on Dec 10, 2012


You might be right. If the trailer is good, doesnt mean the movie will be too. I was just expressing my curent opinion based on what we have seen till now.

AJ on Dec 11, 2012


K-k-kool!!! Hopefully the film will be as good as the trailer.

DAVIDPD on Dec 10, 2012


Won't see it. CGI looks horrible.

Kento on Dec 10, 2012


It doesn't come out for another 6 months. I'm sure the CGI won't improve by miles, but I doubt these are necessarily 100% finished shots.

Chris Groves on Dec 11, 2012


Confusing title. Rather 'After Humans', since the biosphere seems more alive than ever, not to speak of Earth itself.

Will on Dec 10, 2012


Maybe it means humans after Earth,you know the future of humans after leaving Earth. It's a clumsy title.

noname on Dec 10, 2012


The last airbender was the worst movie I've get seen but i like the premise here and Will Smith has enough talent to save any movie.

Jon Odishaw on Dec 10, 2012


That's what I'm banking on. Though he has a history of somehow making good actors temporarily awful - see: The Happening.

OfficialJab on Dec 10, 2012


Mark Wahlberg is already an awful actor.

JBrotsis on Dec 10, 2012


After The Fighter, The other guys and Ted(irony) I think Wahlbergs got some good acting chops.

Cody W on Dec 10, 2012


Looks... generic. I dunno. Not excited over this movie. M. Night destroys everything he touches.

Alex on Dec 10, 2012


Interesting how so many comments left assume that just because it's a Shyamlan film there will automatically be some huge twist. Sure, it's possible, but you know what assumptions do...

ik on Dec 10, 2012


It's Shamalymmmalyalayan, so it will be crap... No matter how good the trailer looks.

Lagoya on Dec 10, 2012


I'll give it to you that most of his recent work has been terrible...but not all of it. The sixth sense and signs was decent if not good.

JBrotsis on Dec 10, 2012


The sixth sense was very good.Signs was just a load of crap.Imo.

noname on Dec 10, 2012


Signs was fantastic.

Chris Groves on Dec 11, 2012


You are incorrect.It was average at best.The decline of Mr.Shyalamamanaa has already started to show in that movie.

vd on Dec 12, 2012


Maybe if you are really against themes of faith in film...then sure, I can see how you'd be put off by a film like that. But you cannot watch the climactic scene in the living room and tell me that it isn't perfectly executed in every way. Great payoff to a great film. The Village is when he started to lose it, when he wanted to make a 'non-genre genre film'...had he played that more openly as a straight drama it would have worked better.

Chris Groves on Dec 13, 2012


They are not aliens. They are demons. Now it all makes sense. Read up on demons, then go watch it again.

David Banner on Dec 14, 2012


It saddens me when people overlook Unbreakable, if you dont think that movie was a complete original masterpiece then watch it again.

Cody W on Dec 10, 2012


Unbreakable is one of my favorite movies, and to be honest, it's his best. Because of that I have hope that this movie could be a return to form.

TK on Dec 11, 2012


The twist is that the baboons are semi intelligent, and will help them.

Lagoya on Dec 10, 2012


that ruined the movie........putting his worthless ass untalented kid in the movie

yougohoe on Dec 10, 2012


Couldn't agree more! Jayden is a horrible actor.

JBrotsis on Dec 10, 2012


Cypher Raige? Who wrote this, a twelve-year old?

OfficialJab on Dec 10, 2012


so conflicted. Shamalama has such a terrible track record, but dang it, that looks good!

l.21 on Dec 10, 2012


How does Shyamalan keep getting work?

Cory Lind on Dec 10, 2012


The twist? *ominous music* There is no twist.

Mufasa on Dec 10, 2012


You guys are freaking expected the comments poke at Shyamalan. I'll still see this, just not in theaters. "Twist" ahaahahaaa

Ceazar_s on Dec 10, 2012


I would also bet than "shamalamadingdong" could care less about these haters . Because after all they must've PAID their money to see the films , to "know" how bad they were . he's all good , and still getting work from studios, so " twist " his name all you want .....

Dominic A on Dec 24, 2012


This is just one big movie made at attempting to blow up will smith's kid into movie stardom. Please stop.

DotaD on Dec 10, 2012


i kept LMAO at the over-acted looks smith and son kept giving throughout the trailer........i couldn't take it seriously.

beevis on Dec 10, 2012


Daddy's gotta take care of his kid.That's what good father does.

noname on Dec 10, 2012


I'm hoping the animals are really evolved in this movie. Discovery did an insert way back called "the future is wild" with some pretty bizarre animals evolved. From the trailer you can see typical looking baboons and bongo and a cat that looks like a saber tooth (evolved to look like a prehistoric animal, what?). So I hope some of the other animals they show look way more evolved. Like a crocodile that walks upright like an ape would be sick.

JBrotsis on Dec 10, 2012


thanks, mr. science! 🙂

beevis on Dec 10, 2012



JBrotsis on Dec 10, 2012


As a physician and scientist, I hope this could be a part of this future earth Shyamalan would explore.

David Banner on Dec 13, 2012


"croc walking upright ..." somebody would say he's ripping off Alien and Ridley ....

Dominic A on Dec 24, 2012


argh, gosh damnit, this looks really cool, but the stigma with Shyamalan's name still resonates strongly. At the same time though, it's got Will Smith and that dude is beyond credible. I'll give a chance

Armeetapus16 on Dec 10, 2012


It's "Lets do the Twist" time with M.Night!!! I like Will Simth...will watch for that reason....

drafunt on Dec 10, 2012


I Am Legend II: Son of Legend

Calliope_Clamors on Dec 10, 2012


Will Smith plus Shymalan? No thanks.

Geoffrey Shauger on Dec 10, 2012


Looks terrible.

Guest on Dec 10, 2012


WHo wrote this crappy dialogue? Oh yeah, shamalamadingdong....

ff on Dec 10, 2012


A lot of jaded Movie fans here. Or maybe its just a trend now to bash movies... making yourself feel somehow superior. Seriously. Its one trailer. Its Will Smith. And his son is a decent actor in his own right. Give it a chance. Looks to be a good pop-corn blockbuster. Its not meant to be deep. Its a CGI fireworks display.

Kyle.W.McDougal on Dec 10, 2012


Looks okay, but to me, this doesn't feel like it's going to end up being a Will Smith movie with Jaden Smith in it. It seems like it is going to turn out to be a Jaden Smith movie with Will Smith in it to boost the film's value.

Chris Groves on Dec 11, 2012


Might be interesting with different actors and director. Otherwise, nyet.

castingcouch on Dec 11, 2012


anyone watching this trailer should have noticed the signs of intelligent life. Maybe another species colonized the planet after humans evacuated? Or, another species evolved after humans left?

Matthew South on Dec 11, 2012


In just 1000 years?What ,some kind of super hyper evolution?If it worked that way in real life we'd be gods by now and we are as far as we know the fastest evolving thing on the planet so far in terms of intelligence.And one would not think that when looking around at all the stupidity in human society.

hater on Dec 11, 2012


Evolution is ongoing, and 1000 years is actually a long time for a species to evolve. While we have not changed much in our physical appearance over the course of 1000 years, we have evolved greatly in other ways. We, as an over all species are smarter, living longer, and have evolved past needing things like wisdom teeth, finger and toe nails, excess body hair, an appendix, and gall bladders. Yes, rapid evolution is possible, but to point out something that should be obvious, this is a FICTIONAL movie, therefore, anything is possible, and I feel that this movie will reveal an intelligent species inhabiting the Earth after humans leave it behind.

Matthew South on Dec 24, 2012


Rising star Jaden Smith? Moron.

Eric Jones on Dec 11, 2012


Looks like Prehistoric Earth not After Earth. There's you M Night Asshole twist.

Eric Jones on Dec 11, 2012


LOL the negativity towards Will Smith is hilarious on here. Must be a bunch of super dorks or something. The guy has made numerous blockbusters and very good films and is one of the most liked celebrities in the world, fact. The consistency in his box office numbers show this. People like watching him and I do not blame them. He is a very talented individual. Yes he can overact at times but not many people can pretty much hold down a whole movie 90 minutes or more (I am legend) alone off their natural presence. He made one of the greatest sitcoms...some amazing movies and even some good music in his younger keep the hate up while he keeps winning. As for the trailer, it actually looks great. The fact that they told us that it is Earth straight away may mean that they are trying to get away from expecting some sort of cliched twist at the end at it may just be a dramatic finish rather. The trailer looks impressive. Any Will Smith movie is pretty much worth watching and after men in black 3 turned out to be better than expected...this I am looking forward to. Even though it does seem like a film more based towards Jaden smith rather than Will. We'll see how good a teen actor he is I guess.

Ronald Barker on Dec 12, 2012


BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORING. And what kind of a stupid name is Cypher Raige??? WTF is Smith thinking? And I am sick of seing is old tired, serious looking face. Dude needs to find himself, seriously. He ain't the same. Renewal with Alfonso Ribeiro, James Avery, Karen Parsons, Tatyana M. Ali, and Janet Hubert-Whitten for The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, season 8.

TheRagingCajun on Dec 13, 2012


This wont make any money. This looks like a terrible story.

Cupcakes on Dec 14, 2012


If M.Night was smart, the twist would be, there is no twist! The whole time we could be expecting an plot turn typical of Shyamalan, but then turns out, what's real is real and it's just an epic story... if only he was that smart...

Ian Pullens on Dec 21, 2012


I'll bet it's all a VR training exercise. Or Jaden is really a young Will, and old Will has gone back in time to right a wrong. A 13-second-wrong, maybe. Yeah, that's it!

mograph on Mar 8, 2013

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