The second that Avatar hit it big, everyone in Hollywood was on the lookout for new sci-fi projects. However it always takes a long time to get a huge, effects filled movie into cinemas, so it’s only now that we’re seeing the wave of new sci-fi Avatar inspired, with the likes of Oblivion and M. Night Shyamalan’s After Earth. The latter looks like it’s going to be pretty good – at least if this trailer is anything to go by.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘A crash landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher (Will Smith) stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape. With Cypher critically injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help, facing uncharted terrain, evolved animal species that now rule the planet, and an unstoppable alien creature that escaped during the crash. Father and son must learn to work together and trust one another if they want any chance of returning home.’
The film’s due in cinemas June 7th.