Director M. Night Shyamalan and Columbia Pictures have released the first full synopsis for After Earth, their epic, post-apocalyptic father/son sci-fi adventure starring Will Smith and Jaden Smith. Get the scoop on the film’s plot after the jump.
"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."