The last couple of days there have been a couple of not-so-interesting twitter pictures from the set of M. Night Shyamalan‘s sci-fi picture After Earth, showing everything from Will Smith standing around to Will Smith and Jaden Smith standing around, sometimes with trees, sometimes near a pool. Nothing in costume.
So It’s not just the absence of Will that makes this latest example the best yet.
It’s the costume.
This is our first look at something designed for the film – some kind of set, or prop, or (as it happens) costume, created specifically for this movie. It’s not a lot to go on, but it’s something. What might those nobbly bumpy bits on his left side mean?
The After Earth script got a recent rewrite by Stephen Gaghan (Traffic). Shyamalan of course, did a pass or two at the script himself and considering Book of Eli writer Gary Whitta started off the whole process in the first place, the script should be pretty close to camera ready.
After Earth is a sci-fi tale chronicling an estranged father and son’s journey through a desolate Earth after their spacecraft crashes on the long -barren planet 1,000 years in the future.