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'Danger Is Real. Fear Is A Choice' - New 'After Earth' Poster Surfaces

by Tambay A. Obenson
March 8, 2013 10:12 AM
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After Earth

Here's a poster for After Earth - the Will Smith, Jaden Smith sci-fi adventure directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

Full synopsis reads:

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.

Zoe Kravitz and Sophie Okonedo co-star as sister/daughter and mother/wife respectively.

Stephen Gaghan (TrafficSyriana) was brought on to polish up Shaymalan's script before shooting began (a very good idea IMHO), and Columbia Pictures is shooting for a June 7th summer 2013 release.

Trailer #2 dropped last night, which I was thoroughly underwhelmed by; here's the new poster:

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  • khadimsial | May 21, 2013 7:01 AMReply


  • Adam Scott Thompson | March 10, 2013 7:48 PMReply

    What's up with the Johnny Unitas high-and-tight on Big Willie? LOL j/k

  • CC | March 10, 2013 9:39 PM

    Well Adam, since this is a re-vamped version of Back To The Future, I actually thought the mug shots were that of Kid n Play.

    You know, something like [using your artistic imagination]... Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of Will Smith's starships. Its 5-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before... except Johnny Unitas and Kid n Play... high-and-tight and flat on top.

  • Tamara | March 8, 2013 1:47 PMReply

    I like it.

  • AC | March 8, 2013 12:27 PMReply

    Just one thing.... FEAR is also REAL. I don't like the catch phrase / theme of the film. Both fear and danger are real, and FEAR is an emotion you can't (not always) control or choose to NOT have. However, you can control what you do about it.

    That's my only issue. Well, that and the faux accents. :/ But the film looks good.

  • trigger | April 8, 2013 4:31 PM

    Fear is as real as you allow it become. Respect for danger is good. Often fear hinders the reaction.

  • Donella | March 11, 2013 12:09 PM

    Maybe Okonedo should have tutored the Smiths in British talk.

  • AC | March 8, 2013 8:40 PM

    @ Winston - Ummm, who's/what's Bossip?
    @ RB - They sounded more like fake Australian accents. So more down under than deep south.
    @ CC - I see your point, and well said. I just thought it was, um cliche "beat your chest corny man speak." "FEAR is a choice".... not always, and most of the time it's not a choice. I agree with you, it's about how you choose to LIVE. But the statement (like most catch phrases) was overly simplistic. Thanks for engaging with my comment!

  • Winston | March 8, 2013 1:43 PM

    Faux accents? Really? Speaking in a voice other than your own, genius, is called "acting". Maybe you meant to say "bad accents".

    I guess the Bossip crowd is slowly making their way over to S&A. Geeeeez.

  • Rb | March 8, 2013 1:37 PM

    Yeah, those fake accents bothered me too. They sound like they're from the deep south. Lol. I didn't get that. But the film does look good. I will definitely go see this.

  • CareyCarey | March 8, 2013 1:33 PM

    But AC, I believe the premise/gist of the phrase can be found in the duration of any emotion.

    Granted, fear is a natural emotion that can warn us of an approaching danger. However, it can also serve as a debilitating roadblock to moving forward. Therefore, the phrase rings true and is apropos. It's a CHOICE whether or not we LIVE in FEAR.

    Again, the duration of that emotion is in the hands of the individual. Consequently, it IS an emotion that can be controlled. I am reminded of the saying "fear and faith cannot co-exit in the same heart". What one believes and accept will conquer all.

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