‘After Earth’ Set Video and Photos with Will Smith

Production just got under way in Costa Rica on M. Night Shyamalan's sci-fi adventure.
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‘After Earth’ Set Video and Photos with Will Smith

Production started this week on After Earth, director M. Night Shyamalan's sci-fi tale which is set for release June 7, 2013. M. Night Shyamalan recently posted a brief video, showcasing a unique little creature found on set, along with photos of the lush Costa Rica landscape where they are filming. Star Will Smith also released a few photos from the set as well. Click on the video player below to go behind-the-scenes of After Earth set, then click on any of the photos to access our gallery. You can also read M. Night Shyamalan's captions under each of his photos.

After Earth: Set Photos #1

After Earth: Set Photos #2

After Earth: Set Photos #3

After Earth: Set Photos #6

"Day 1. Two firsts. This is the first time I am shooting on a digital camera. The camera I am using is a Sony F65, and I am the first filmmaker to use it."

After Earth: Set Photos #5

"This is one of my many daily lectures on theme and cinema. Notice the crew is paying no attention."

After Earth: Set Photos #4

"I'm trying to figure out how to get a reflection shot from the edge of a lake. I love reflection shots. Haunting."

After Earth: Set Photos #7

"Me directing crew in the rainforest."

After Earth: Set Photos #9

"These are the signs posted where we are shooting. I love the... 'wait till the situation is over.'"

After Earth: Set Photos #8

"Had costume camera tests today. Met the camera crew. Saw these. It's getting real."

After Earth was released May 31st, 2013.

Sources: Will Smith, M. Night Shyamalan

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  • wonderwomyn74 • 3 years ago

    What is it with M. Night Shyamalan's need to have something to do with water in the majority of all his movies? LOL

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    • wonderwomyn74 • 3 years ago

      @thedude-abides - I'm glad he turned down The Matrix and Keanu got the role. It wouldn't have been the same.

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      • instead8909 • 3 years ago

        Guess what; Will's kids will be in his future films as well. He's dead to me, thank god I turned down that audition

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        • bane5000 • 3 years ago

          @dan1...as u can tell from my last comment, i totally agree with u about Smith and his damn kids lol

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          • thedude-abides • 3 years ago

            @mbrandon11 I know what I'm getting with M. Night at this point. I'll see this movie simply for discussion purposes.

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            • thedude-abides • 3 years ago

              @dan1 You are dead on about Smith's career. It's been subpar since Pursuit of Happyness, and the reason is obvious.

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              • mr-jellyfish • 3 years ago

                It's funny, I haven't liked one of his films, but I keep getting interested in M. Night Shyamalan's new projects. I want to like them but I'm always let down.

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                • bane5000 • 3 years ago

                  @mbrandon11...I'll give the movie a chance, im just sayin it bugs me a bit that of recent when one Smith is involved, the other is somehow also, here are examples

                  Men in Black 2- Will starred, Jaden did a cameo

                  All of Us- TV show loosely based on Will and Jada's family, Will and jada were creators and executive producers, Jaden appeared in season one

                  Pursuit of Happyness- Will produced and starred, Jaden co-starred

                  The Karate Kid- Jaden starred, Will and Jada were producers

                  After Earth- Will stars, Jaden co-stars, Will as producer

                  ...and probably soon Amulet- Jaden and Willow Smith starring, Will as producer

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                  • dan1 • 3 years ago

                    @mb11 No. I've given up on the guy. Fail after fail after fail. Not going to invest my hopes n wishes into M. Night anymore. And Smith's obsession with having his kids in everything he does has brought his career down since Pursuit of Happyness in my eyes. The guy is meh to me now.

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                    • themime • 3 years ago

                      This particular direct has a different method and ways to approach his projects that tends to not really work out as much as they should. Will Smith is the one string that's holding this one up for The Mime. But who knows, this just might work out.

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                      • mbrandon11 • 3 years ago

                        ...ummm SORRRRRRY Will Smith and Jaden 1 film Pursuit.... now if thats not chemistry you dont know what is!! Lets give this a go before bashing them and all im saying about M.Night is he better not FUK this up!!! @thedude-abides@dan1@bane5000

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                        • thedude-abides • 3 years ago

                          @dan1 Amen to that. Will Smith turned down Django for this crap simply because his son was offered the role. I predict it will be just as bad a career move as when he turned down The Matrix for Wild West West.

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                          • kguy • 3 years ago

                            @dan1 What if this becomes his comeback?

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                            • dan1 • 3 years ago

                              No more benefit of the doubt from me. F*ck M. Night, and forget Will Smith.

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                              • bane5000 • 3 years ago

                                Does Jaden have to be in everything his father is involved in, wether Will is starring or producing a film, Jaden is never far behind...are there no young black actors that can play Wills sons besides his actual son

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                                • Latinboy • 3 years ago

                                  They are filming in my country , that's Awesome !!

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                                  • Alan-Solares • 3 years ago

                                    M. Night has gotten a lot of chances for a comeback and still failed! Smh

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                                    • kguy • 3 years ago

                                      That snake is like "Hey, you're the one who made 'The Last Airbender'! COME HERE!!"

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                                      • k-man • 3 years ago

                                        @thedude1 - Yeah, you pretty much beat me to it. However, I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. This could very well be his comeback......hopefully, anyway.

                                        Let's just hope that he has learned from the past few distasters he's made.

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