After-Earth is the movie adaptation of M. Night Shyamalan’s successful novel and it stars the father and son tandem of Will and Jaden Smith. They are survivors of a space crash as mankind reels on the fringes of an apocalypse. After Men in Black 3, Will Smith takes the back seat in favor of his son’s leading performance. The MediaFreaks 3D Animation Studio Blog has this snippet of the movie in this official trailer:
Jaden Smith takes on an expanded role because his character Kitai Raige has to tend to his injured father as they return to Earth due to a navigation mishap. Along the way, they encounter a nefarious alien threat. Shyamalan has also taken the reins as the director for his novel adaptation so it’s curious to see how he’ll unleash this expanded creative control. Will this also be the movie that makes Jaden Smith more than just the son of Will Smith in terms of his acting performance?