|Directed by||M. Night Shyamalan|
|Produced by||James Lassiter|
|Screenplay by||Stephen Gaghan|
M. Night Shyamalan
|Story by||Gary Whitta|
|Music by||James Newton Howard|
|Edited by||Andrew Rosenblum|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
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.
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. M. Night Shyamalan filmed most of the movie in Costa Rica, California, and Pennsylvania.
- Sneider, Jeff (2012). "Gaghan polishes Shyamalan's A.E.". Variety. Retrieved January 31, 2012.
- Sony Pictures (July 13, 2012). "Random House, Sony Pictures Consumer Products, and Overbrook Entertainment Announce After Earth Publishing Program". Press release. http://www.sonypictures.com/corp/press_releases/2012/07_12/07132012_randomhouse.html. Retrieved 2012-12-13.