M. Night Shyamalan Is Terrible, But Here’s Info On His New Movie Anyway

Thanks to the Comic-Con 2012 programming schedule, I was able to scope out some info on the new M. Night Shyamalan movie After Earth starring the tandem I hate watching, Will and Jaden Smith, but hey I’m open-minded.

Here’s the synopsis.

In After Earth, one thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind’s new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige (played by 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 (played by 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.

M. Night will only be directing, with screenwriting duties going to Gary Whitta of the absolutely terrible Book of Eli, but features rewrites from Shyamalan and Stephen Gaghan (Traffic).

Devil was a return to form of sorts, but not on the same level as Unbreakable or Signs. Let’s not even talk about The Happening (you’re not interested in what happened to the bees?!). I’m willing to give him another chance, but I need to see a trailer first.

After Earth will be hitting theaters sometime next June.

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