AFTER EARTH Sites Reveal 20 New Images and Lots of Background Information

     December 20, 2012


Before the world presumably ends tonight (or is it tomorrow?), we have some new images and information to share with you from M. Night Shyamalan’s dystopian sci-fi epic, After Earth. While they might not be much help in the way of surviving the coming apocalypse, they should provide some interesting background on the picture should the world continue to spin on. After Earth stars Will Smith and Jaden Smith as a father and son team of explorers who crash land on a hostile Earth and attempt to survive. The new images flesh out details of Earth before the fall as well as how things stand in the film’s contemporary time. After Earth opens June 7, 2013. Hit the jump to check out the new images. 

A slew of new images come courtesy of After Earth’s website and Facebook page. The first image comes from the prequel story by author Peter David; you can read an excerpt from it at io9. Click on the images to view in higher resolution:

Official synopsis:

A crash landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher (Will Smith) stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape. With Cypher critically injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help, facing uncharted terrain, evolved animal species that now rule the planet, and an unstoppable alien creature that escaped during the crash. Father and son must learn to work together and trust one another if they want any chance of returning home.


  • dogg

    If Shyamalan is smart he won’t put his name anywhere near this. But we know he’s not smart because of The Happening.

    • Strong Enough

      and Quentin isn’t smart for Death proof which is worse than The Happening? yeah…we get your logic

      • mattinacan

        Death Proof worse than The Happening?! hahahaaaa, hahahaaaahahahahaa

      • logic error

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha Death Proof has a 67% rating on Rottentomatoes, The Happening 17% and i can’t name anyone on this planet.. beside plants who actually enjoyed that movie.

    • sebastian

      Shyamalan has only made two bad movies- happening and airbender.
      And directors aren’t perfect, they make bad movies and good movies

      • ap30

        Lady in the Water was dreadfully stupid.

      • Um, Sure

        The Village wasn’t exactly a high point either.

      • ari

        Don’t forget Signs.

      • Kessler

        ari, you fail. Signs has Certified 74% on Rottentomatoes and grossed over 408-MILLION dollars, so it’s a GREAT movie. Not fantastic like The Sixth Sense, but still great.

        You’re comment would’ve made more sense if you put Unbreakable instead, since that movie has a lower % on RT and only made around half the money Signs made, not to mention the box-office % drop for Unbreakable’s 2nd Weekend was even lower than Signs, which means the word-of-mouth for Unbreakable was worse than the word-of-mouth for Signs.

  • dobby

    I died of old age before the site loaded.

  • dobby

    The twenty-fifth century or whatever, and their best weapon is a double-edged sword with a bamboo handle? Wow.

    • Anonymous

      Him gotta pointy stick! Him stab dah tigers!

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  • tarik

    So in the future all of us we’ll be black, right?

    • tarek

      No. Grey with yellow strips.

    • medman

      Well, seeing as the original woman on earth was black and we all descend from that line in Africa, it goes to reason that ashes to ashes and dust to dust we shall return from whence we originated and the very last human alive will be a black female.

  • nothingbettertodo

    What is it with these same stories rehashed over and over and over again, just with different names and descriptions.

    And I like the part of the back story where we’ve landed on an alien world considered to be a “holy land” to a different species…but F that! we want to live there and make that our new home, so we’re going to fight against them and then act like the victim when they attack us. I guess some things never change, even in the distant future.

    • Um, Sure

      Survival of the fittest is sort of Nature’s “thing”. So no, I don’t expect that to change much in the future.

  • M&M

    I don’t think I’ve ever been less interested in seeing a movie.

  • Lady O

    You people are SUCH haters! And that comment about everybody being Black in the future? ASININE is the ONLY descriptive that comes to mind for the idiot that typed that. Really? THAT’S your complaint??? Black people have had DECADES of watching All White sitcoms, movies and more, and then when the politically correct fairies started making noises about Hollywood not being inclusive enough with these sitcoms and movies, we’ve had the last 2 decades or so having to suffer through the ‘token’ Black, who always seems to be the most dimwitted character in the story line. So, now that ONE freaking movie has flipped the script, and you have to watch what we’ve all had to suffer through for the last fifty-plus years, you have the nerve to get on here and make some snarky comment? TROLL!!! Why don’t you go find the rock you crawled out from under and return there? The HATERADE is some kinda strong these days, look like. All of you go get a life!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Samantha

    I think this movie looks really good. Everyone should give it a chance!

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