Will Smith stars with son Jaden in ‘After Earth’ trailer – watch

They play father and son in the new sci-fi thriller from director M Night Shyamalan

The first trailer for M Night Shyamalan‘s After Earth has been unveiled – scroll down and click ‘play’ to watch it.

After Earth is a sci-fi thriller set 1,000 thousand years after the human race was forced to leave its home planet. Will Smith stars as a legendary soldier called Cypher, whose son Kitai is played by the actor’s real-life scion Jaden Smith.

Columbia Pictures has released an official plot synopsis for the film. It teases: “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.”

After Earth is the first film from M Night Shyamalan since his notorious 2010 flop The Last Airbender. The director’s previous hits include The Sixth Sense, Signs and Unbreakable.

The screenplay was written by Gary Whitta, a former video games journalist, and Stephen Gaghan, whose previous credits includeTraffic and Syriana. After Earth is scheduled for release in UK cinemas on June 7, 2013.