Shyamalan's 'After Earth' Release Moved Up One Week to May 31st
by Alex Billington
April 19, 2013
Briefly: Sony Pictures has confirmed that the release of After Earth, the new sci-fi movie directed by M. Night Shyamalan, has been moved up a week to May 31st (the same opening day as Now You See Me and The Purge). It was originally set for the first weekend in June, but with Man of Steel poised to open huge on a few weeks later on June 14th, they'll need all the extra time they can in theaters to make something before Superman knocks this out. Will Smith stars with his son Jaden Smith in this movie, set on a futuristic Earth where they crash land and must brave a foreign world to seek help. We've seen at least two full-length trailers filled with tons of giant creatures and sci-fi action, we just hope Shyamalan has made a great movie.
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 (Unbreakable, Signs, The Village, The Happening) directs After Earth from a script he co-wrote with Stephen Gaghan (Traffic) and Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli). Sony Pictures will release After Earth in theaters on May 31st this summer.