After Earth

2013 American science fiction action adventure film directed by M. Night Shyamalan

After Earth is a 2013 American action adventure science fiction movie that M. Night Shyamalan made with Will Smith. Columbia Pictures produced it.

After Earth
Directed byM. Night Shyamalan
Produced byJames Lassiter
Caleeb Pinkett
Will Smith
Screenplay byStephen Gaghan
M. Night Shyamalan
Michael Soccio
Gary Whitta[1]
Story byGary Whitta
StarringJaden Smith
Will Smith
Isabelle Fuhrman
Zoë Kravitz
Kristofer Hivju
Sophie Okonedo
Music byJames Newton Howard
CinematographyPeter Suschitzky
Edited byAndrew Rosenblum
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • May 31, 2013 (2013-05-31)
Running time
100 minutes
CountryUnited States


1,000 years in the future, astronauts from another planet (played by Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith) go back to Earth for some reason. Their space ship wrecks and Will Smith gets hurt, so Jaden Smith then has to go signal for help. There are also really mean aliens that are trying to kill Jaden Smith. Will and Jaden hope to eventually escape and go back to their alien planet.[2]



M. Night Shyamalan started filming After Earth in February 2012. Before that, Gary Whitta wrote the first script, then M. Night Shyamalan rewrote it, then Stephen Gaghan improved M. Night Shyamalan's script at the end of 2011.[1] M. Night Shyamalan filmed most of the movie in Costa Rica, California, and Pennsylvania.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sneider, Jeff (2012). "Gaghan polishes Shyamalan's A.E.". Variety. Retrieved January 31, 2012.
  2. Sony Pictures (July 13, 2012). "Random House, Sony Pictures Consumer Products, and Overbrook Entertainment Announce After Earth Publishing Program". Press release. Retrieved 2012-12-13. 

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