Science fiction and the viral teaser have quickly become commonplace in Hollywood. First Prometheus, then RoboCop and now M. Night Shyamalan’s newest sci-fi flick, After Earth. Now many of us have been dismayed by Shyamalan’s recent work (lest we forget The Last Airbender), but this guy made Unbreakable and The Sixth Sense. Perhaps After Earth will get the filmmaker out of his directing funk.
It’s too early to tell with this recent trailer. The film seems to be reaching to the roots of science fiction, an unexplained saucer crash, unimaginable chaos and technology ensues. However, it’s told via a Facebook timeline, which seems a bit counter-intuitive for a science fiction plot. Whether the film will herald the return of Shyamalan, only time will tell, but no doubt there will be some twists along the way.
The film will feature Will Smith and Jaden Smith as a father-son survival duo. The film reaches theaters June 7, 2013. You can watch the viral video below.