Empire Strikes Back Cinematographer Working on After Earth

After Earth DP

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.



  1. Awesome. Night’s team getting better and impressive. Can’t wait to hear more about rest of the cast. I wonder if Newton Howard is going to do the score for him.

  2. I think it’s a definite that Howard will be back to score the film. He’s probably already written a main theme suite for Night.

    • I can’t wait for to see him working with Night again. I have a feeling that he is doing something for After Earth.

  3. M. Night has already confirmed Howard for the score on Twitter. He said his films are only have complete until JNH does his thing.

  4. All these updates are so exciting- It just really sucks that we have to wait an entire year though…

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