M Night Shyamalan directs Will Smith & Son in sc-fi
A first trailer has emerged for After Earth, a sci fi thriller about a father and son surviving a crash landing on Earth a thousand years in the future- a planet long since abandoned by humanity.
When your Dad happens to be the biggest film star on the planet, following him into the business must be quite a challenge. So far on the basis of The Day The Earth Stood Still and The Karate Kid remakes, Jaden Smith lacks the easy charm of his father, so it will be fascinating to see whether Shyamalan can conjure another great performance from a child actor, a la The Sixth Sense.
The twist in Shyamalan's last three films Lady In The Water, The Happening and The Last Airbender was that they weren't any good. It's probably time for him to remind us quite how impressive his films used to be.
After Earth is expected after 7th June 2013