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.

<strong><em>After Earth</em></strong>: Set Photos #1
<strong><em>After Earth</em></strong>: Set Photos #2
<strong><em>After Earth</em></strong>: Set Photos #3

<strong><em>After Earth</em></strong>: 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."

<strong><em>After Earth</em></strong>: Set Photos #5
"This is one of my many daily lectures on theme and cinema. Notice the crew is paying no attention."

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<strong><em>After Earth</em></strong>: 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."

<strong><em>After Earth</em></strong>: Set Photos #7
"Me directing crew in the rainforest."

<strong><em>After Earth</em></strong>: Set Photos #9
"These are the signs posted where we are shooting. I love the... 'wait till the situation is over.'"

<strong><em>After Earth</em></strong>: Set Photos #8
"Had costume camera tests today. Met the camera crew. Saw these. It's getting real."