By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act December 24, 2012 at 10:47AM
Here's the first poster for the Lionsgate/Summit thriller, Snitch, which stars Dwayne Johnson, and is directed by Ric Roman Waugh (mostly a stunt coordinator for several previous action films like Gone In 60 Seconds).
Johnson stars as a father whose teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime and is looking at a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years. Desperate and determined to rescue his son at all costs, he makes a deal with the U.S. attorney to work as an undercover informant and infiltrate a drug cartel on a dangerous mission, risking everything, including his family and his own life.
Michael K. Williams co-stars as a narcotics kingpin with a short temper who becomes involved with Johnson's character.
Benjamin Bratt and Susan Sarandon also co-star in a film that is said to be based on a PBS Frontline documentary.
The project had been in development for years; and, at one point, Carl Franklin was attached to direct.
Snitch is set to be released on February 22.
And secondly, a new poster for the sci-fi/adventure project, After Earth, with father/son pairing Will Smith and Jaden Smith starring, 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 by the way, as sister/daughter and mother/wife respectively.
Stephen Gaghan (Traffic, Syriana) was brought on to polish up Shaymalan's script before shooting began (a very good idea IMHO), and Columbia Pictures is shooting for a summer 2013 release.
Both posters follow immediately below: