Neither M. Night Shyamalan, Will Smith or Jaden Smith showed up at San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, but their new movie did. After Earth had a subdued, small panel Saturday morning featuring screenwriter Gary Whitta (Book of Eli) and director of photography Peter Suschitzky (The Empire Strikes Back) talking about the world in which the 2013 sci-fi action film is set.

After the jump, you can watch the first viral teaser for the film as well as several revealing clips from the panel itself. Read More »

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Buried in the incredibly busy Saturday schedule for San Diego Comic-Con 2012 is a panel concerning M. Night Shyamalan‘s latest film, After Earth. The sci-fi film, which stars Will and Jaden Smith, seems like a natural fit for Comic-Con, but neither the director or its two leads will be in attendance.

Instead, the panel will be in a medium sized room. It will feature the screenwriter and director of photography, and focus more on the comic books designed to accompany the film than it will on the movie itself. Seems like an odd approach but, in this reveal, we do get the first official plot synopsis of the movie. Most of the information has been rumored before but now it’s official. Check it out below. Read More »

Comic Con kicks off in San Diego on July 11, and with the show only a month away we haven’t had too much concrete news about what will appear, and what is likely to miss the show. We know that The Dark Knight Rises won’t be there, as Warner Bros. and Christopher Nolan have avoided SDCC in the past, and the film opens just after the event, anyway.

But what will be there? Quite a few studios aren’t bothering with the big Hall H panels that have been a cornerstone of the film presence in the past: Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Relativity Media, DreamWorks and DreamWorks Animation reportedly won’t do Hall H panels, and Universal remains undecided on that front.

But Disney and Marvel will be in Hall H, and Warner Bros. has plans to show up with non-Nolan footage. More info is below. Read More »

Jaden Smith Shows Off His ‘After Earth’ Costume

M. Night Shyamalan recently started shooting his new film After Earth, in which a family crash lands on Earth one thousand years after humanity has vacated the planet. Will Smith plays a father who is captured by an Earth-dwelling force after the landing, leading his son (Jaden Smith) to mount an effort to save him. Zoe Kravitz and Sophie Okonedo also star in the film.

The elder Smith and Shyamalan have posted some images from the early days of filming. Now Jaden Smith has shared his own image, which shows the suit he wears in the film. It’s our first real look at any of the actual production design for the movie; check it out below. Read More »

M. Night Shyamalan, Will Smith and Jaden Smith are currently in Costa Rica shooting the Summer 2013 blockbuster After Earth and it seems like the trio are dead set on keeping the fans involved in the action. Shyamalan has been posting several behind the scenes shots at the film’s jungle location and Smith’s camp is even getting into the mix, posting our first look at the father and son as they’ll appear in the film. Will is aged up and Jaden is much more clean cut, as they’ll play a father and son who return to Earth 1000 years after the planet has been abandoned. Check out all the photos and more after the jump. Read More »

M. Night Shyamalan is mere weeks away from getting back in the director’s chair for his Will Smith/Jaden Smith sci-fi epic After Earth and he’s already begun to use social media to tease us all about it.

The director of Unbreakable and The Sixth Sense recently tweeted two photos from the production offices of the film, which is about a family who crash lands on Earth 1000 years after humans have left the planet. The story centers on what happens when a heroic father (Will Smith) is captured, forcing his underachieving son (Jaden Smith) to save him. It also reportedly stars Zoe Kravitz and Sophie Okonedo to round out the futuristic family.

Check out the images and let the dissection begin after the jump. Read More »

Gore Verbinski‘s The Lone Ranger was forced to make some changes when Disney balked at its $250 million price tag, but happily, it doesn’t seem the cuts have stopped the project from continuing to land some solid talent. Deadline reports that rising star James Badge Dale is now the frontrunner to join the cast in the role of Dan Reid. The older brother of the titular character (Armie Hammer), Dan Reid is an ex-ranger and hero himself. Johnny Depp, Ruth Wilson, Tom Wilkinson, Barry Pepper, Helena Bonham Carter, and Dwight Yoakum also star in the Western, which is being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.

The one possible downside to this news for Dale’s fans, however, is that if he officially boards Lone Ranger, it’ll pull him out of the running to play John McClane Jr. in A Good Day to Die Hard. Either way, though, Dale’s obviously on his way up. He was most recently seen in last year’s Shame, and will next appear in this month’s The Grey opposite Liam Neeson. In addition, he has two more high-profile projects, Flight and World War Z lined up for this year. Lone Ranger is scheduled to enter production next month.

After the jump, Orphan and The Hunger Games star Isabelle Fuhrman buddies up with Jaden Smith.

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M. Night Shyamalan‘s next film, After Earth, came pre-packaged with its two leads: Will and Jaden Smith. The pair will play a father-son duo whose spaceship crash lands on Earth 1,000 years after humans were forced to leave the planet. Now The Hollywood Reporter says the ladies in their lives are close to being cast and they’ll be played by Zoe Kravitz, who was recently seen in X-Men First Class, and Sophie Okonedo, best known for her Oscar-nominated work in Hotel Rwanda. They’d play the daughter and wife of the family, respectively.

The casting news actually comes with a few new details on the plot too and you can read those after the jump. Read More »

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