After Earth Movie

After Earth movie poster

A father and son, after a crash landing, explore a planet that was evacuated by humans due to catastrophic events.

Who's Involved:

Will Smith, Sophie Okonedo, M. Night Shyamalan, Jada Pinkett Smith, Glenn Morshower, Zoe Kravitz, James Lassiter, David Denman, Gary Whitta, Jaden Smith, Isabelle Fuhrman, Lincoln Lewis, Kristofer Hivju, Ken Stovitz

Release Date:

Friday, May 31, 2013 (Nationwide)

sci-fi action violence and some disturbing images

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige (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 (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.

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Who stars in After Earth: Cast List

... Kitai Raige [Son]

"The Pursuit of Happyness" , "Life In A Year"  

... Cypher Raige [Father]

"King Richard" , "Aladdin"  

... Rayna

"Escape Room: Tournament of Champions" , "The Novice"  

"The Batman" , "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"  

"Death on the Nile" , "Hellboy"  

... Security Chief

"Cocaine Bear" , "Downhill"  

... McQuarrie

"Greenland" , "BrightBurn"  

... Commander Velan

"Under the Stadium Lights" , "Backwards"  

... Bo


Who's making After Earth: Crew List

A look at the After Earth behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director M. Night Shyamalan last directed Old and Glass. The film's writer Gary Whitta last wrote Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and The Book of Eli.


James Lassiter
M. Night Shyamalan
Jada Pinkett Smith
Ken Stovitz

Production: What we know about After Earth?

Filming Timeline

  1. April 2013: The film was in Completed status.
  2. MPAA rating announced; assumed completed.

  3. August 2012: The film was in Post-Production status.
  4. February 2012: The film was in Production status.
  5. June 2011: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  6. Delayed from a September 2011 to a January 2012 production start.

  7. October 2010: The film was in Development status.

After Earth Release Date: When was the film released?

After Earth was released in 2013 on Friday, May 31, 2013 (Nationwide release). There were 9 other movies released on the same date, including Now You See Me, I Do and American Mary.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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Q&A Asked about After Earth

Oct. 8, 2012
Why did they crash?
Oct. 23, 2012 Cypher Raige and Kitai crashed after an asteroid storm.
Oct. 13, 2012
Is this a remake/reboot of the animated movie Titan A.E. (After Earth)?
Oct. 23, 2012 After Earth is unrelated to Titan A.E.; the film is based on an original script by Gary Whitta.

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