Columbia Pictures announced today that writer and director M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming sci-fi action film After Earth starring Will Smith and Jaden Smith will now arrive in theaters on May 31st instead of June 7th. The film will now go up against Louis Leterrier’s Now You See Me and James DeMonaco’s The Purge.
In 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.
Just in case you missed it, posted below is the final action-packed theatrical trailer that showcases the massive scale of the film.