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:

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

Release Date:

Friday, May 31, 2013 (Nationwide)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: N/A

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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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making After Earth

A look at the After Earth behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director M. Night Shyamalan last directed Glass and Split. 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

On or about April 24, 2013, the film was in Completed status.

MPAA rating announced; assumed completed.

On or about August 18, 2012, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about February 9, 2012, the film was in Production status.

On or about June 29, 2011, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Delayed from a September 2011 to a January 2012 production start.

On or about October 21, 2010, the film was in Development status.

After Earth Release Date: When was it 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, Ephraim's Rescue and Crazy Kind of Love.

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

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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Questions: 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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