Will Smith & Shyamalan Tweet Out Tropical 'After Earth' Set Photos
So are they still on Earth or somewhere else? I'm not normally a fan of set photos, but these images come straight from the source(s) themselves - Will Smith and director M. Night Shyamalan (yea I know, give him a chance), plus screenwriter Gary Whitta always tweets plenty about it as well. They're all currently making a movie called After Earth, a new science fiction movie starring Will Smith and his son Jaden, who crash land on a "planet", which I'm sure is just Earth, many years in the future. They're getting ready to start shooting, and the photos (via Collider) include shots of Smith on location in beautiful, tropical Costa Rica.
These give us a general idea of the landscape they're working in, at least for the moment. Shyamalan says the film "has a strange formality/rawness about it." There's some great shots by this pool, and even videos on M. Night's WhoSay of them filming. The rest of the shots come from Will Smith's Facebook. Take a look:
The current logline for After Earth is: "After a crash landing, a father and son explore an alien planet." M. Night Shyamalan and screenwriter Gary Whitta have been tweeting about its production, with photos and updates along the way. Word is that the story is about what happens when these two crash land on Earth "one thousand years after humans abandoned it." THR also mentioned that "elder Smith is playing a hero, while Jaden is his son, considered a failure as a warrior." I'm definitely intrigued to see this early look at how this is coming together, but I'm still thrown off by the environment, seems odd for an "alien planet", but we'll see. Shooting is underway now, with Columbia Pictures aiming for a June 7th, 2013 release. If you're interested, follow @mnightshyamalan or @GaryWhitta for more After Earth updates as they arrive.