Writer Gary Whitta At AFTER EARTH Comic-Con Panel, New Viral Video & Website Goes Live
On Saturday at Comic-Con, screenwriter Gary Whitta discussed the basis for his human emotional story in M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming film AFTER EARTH. Columbia Pictures will release the movie June 7, 2013.
One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind’s new home. Legendary 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 unfamiliar and dangerous Earth. As his father lies dying in the cockpit, Kitai must trek across the hostile terrain to recover their rescue beacon. His whole life, Kitai has wanted nothing more than to be a soldier like his father. Today, he gets his chance.
AFTER EARTH is directed by M. Night Shyamalan, screenplay by Gary Whitta and M. Night Shyamalan with a story by Will Smith. The film is produced by Caleeb Pinkett, Will Smith, James Lassiter, and M. Night Shyamalan.
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