Will And Jaden Smith’s ‘After Earth’ Gets Plot Description

A big-budget mystery project involving Will Smith will always generate some curiosity, but when you add in director M. Night “What A Twist!” Shyamalan, we’re going to demand a few details.

After Earth” is the latest effort from the infamous director and stars father-son duo, Will and Jaden Smith. The project and its sci-fi story have remained mostly under wraps, but with San Diego Comic-Con around the corner, an official plot description has surfaced (via /Film) in the programming schedule for the convention.

Read the full description after the jump!

“After Earth” will take on a relatively familiar sci-fi arc, but from the sound of the plot description, Jaden seems to be more front-and-center than dear old dad.

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.

General Cypher Raige, huh? Adding the i certainly adds a layer of subtlety to that one.

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