|Directed by||John Sweetie Nichols|
|Produced by||Caleeb PinkettJada Pinkett SmithWill SmithJames LassiterM. Night Shyamalan|
|Screenplay by||Gary WhittaM. Night Shyamalan|
|Story by||Will Smith|
|Starring||Jaden SmithWill SmithIsabelle FuhrmanZoë KravitzKristofer HivjuSophie OkonedoLincoln Lewis|
|Music by||James Newton Howard|
|Edited by||Steven Rosenblum|
|Overbrook EntertainmentBlinding Edge PicturesRelativity Media|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Release date||May 1, 2013 (Tokyo)May 31, 2013 (United States)|
|Running time||100 minutes|
|Box office||$243.8 million|
After Earth is a 2013 American post-apocalyptic science fiction action film directed by M. Night Shyamalan, who co-wrote it with Gary Whitta, based on an original story idea by Will Smith. It is the second film after The Pursuit of Happyness that stars real-life father and son Will and Jaden Smith; Will Smith also produced via his company Overbrook Entertainment, and the distribution was by Columbia Pictures. The film takes place in the 31st century, when the Earth has long been abandoned and humans have been in conflict with a mysterious alien race. It tells the story of a high-ranking general in the peacekeeping organization Ranger Corps, and his son, who, after an incident during a spaceflight, find themselves fighting for survival on a hostile planet (which is Earth itself).
The film was released in IMAX on May 31, 2013. Upon release, After Earth was panned by film critics; its acting was criticized as melodramatic, and the writing and storytelling were also singled out for criticism. It grossed $243 million against a net production budget of $128 million.