With the summer movie season fast approaching, there has been a bit of a shake up for the release of M. Night Shyamalan’s “After Earth.” The film will open on May 31st, instead of its original June 7th date. Speculation is that SONY wants to distance the film away from Warner Bros.’ “Man of Steel” blockbuster. Still, “After Earth” will have to compete with the sequel “Fast 6,” which arrives a week before on May 24th. Fox’s comedy “The Internship” will be the sole film to open in wide release during the first week of June.
Here is the storyline for the film.
One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind’s new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai. 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.
The action/sci-fi/adventure “After Earth” will open in theaters on May 31. The film stars Will Smith, Isabelle Fuhrman, Jaden Smith, Zoë Kravitz, Sophie Okonedo, Kristofer Hivju, David Denman, Glenn Morshower, Lincoln Lewis, Sacha Dhawan, Chris Geere, Jaden Martin, Gilbert Soto, Darrell Foster, and Monika Jolly. Stephen Gaghan, M. Night Shyamalan, and Gary Whitta wrote the screenplay with additional dialogue by Michael Soccio. M. Night Shyamalan directs.