"After Earth," the Will Smith/M. Night Shyamalan collaboration that filmed in the area earlier, has been veiled in secrecy, like most of Shyamalan's work. But a plot has emerged from a description for the "After Earth" panel at next week's San Diego Comic-Con.
“In After Earth, one thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind’s new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige (played by 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 (played by 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.”
Hmm...General Cypher Raige? That's a name if we ever heard one. What do you think? Another Shyamalan disappointment or sci-fi flick to look forward to? "After Earth" is scheduled to hit theaters June 7, 2013.