Sony Pictures has released a new trailer and poster for director M. Night Shyamalan’s sci-fi film After Earth. The film stars Will Smith and Jaden Smith as a father and son who crash land on a post-apocalyptic Earth, and it’s up to the son to fight for survival when the father is seriously injured. This trailer reveals a ton of new footage as well as the reason behind the duo’s crash landing. It’s a bildungsroman for not only Jaden Smith’s character, Kitai, but for the actor himself. Will Smith takes a back seat in this actioner and guides his on-screen and off-screen son through its paces, allowing him to take metaphorical (and literal) leaps on his own. Will we accept the younger Smith as an up-and-coming action star? Will we allow Shyamalan back into our good graces? We’ll find out this summer.
Hit the jump to watch the new trailer. The film also stars Zoe Kravitz, Sophie Okonedo, and Isabelle Fuhrman. After Earth opens June 7, 2013.
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Here’s the official synopsis for After Earth:
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.