M. Night Shyamalan’s next film, After Earth, is quickly coming up on the start of filming. As you may have read in the news article below, Night has been posting pictures of the pre-production via his Twitter account. And for all of this time, we haven’t yet heard who will be shooting the picture. Well just recently Night tweeted that Peter Suschitzky (The Empire Strikes Back, Eastern Promises) will be the director of photography on After Earth.
Suschitzky has been in the business for nearly half a century, and began to make a name for himself working on films like The Rocky Picture Horror Show, The Empire Strikes Back, and Krull. Lately, the BAFTA nominated cinematographer has been working closely with David Cronenberg, having shot the majority of the director’s films, including Eastern Promises and A History of Violence.
Obviously with After Earth being a sci-fi film, his photography for The Empire Strikes Back is a major plus, and Suschitzky’s work with Cronenberg has been top notch. What do you all think about Night working with a new DP? His past collaborations have been really successful.