Production Update #2: After Earth Costa Rica Location Wraps Shooting

For the past few weeks, Mr. Shyamalan has been sharing some interesting pictures from the set of his new film, After Earth from Costa Rica starring Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith in the lead. After Earth tells the story of a father and son who crash land on earth 1,000 years after mankind has deserted the planet.

The cameras commenced rolling on February 6th, 2012 in Costa Rica rainforests, via Twitter, Mr. Shyamalan and via their facebook profile and whosay profile both Mr. Will Smith and son, Jaden Smith have been sharing their pictures, which can you find in the articles below. The cast and crew of the film arrived in Costa Rica on February 4th, and a day later, Shyamalan himself arrived on the set. This is the first time that he is going to shoot in digital and on February 8th, he revealed that he is using the new Sony F65 camera. Today, Mr. Shyamalan again via his twitter stated that he has wrapped the shooting in Costa Rica; now the cast and crew of the film will head to Philadelphia, where they will be shooting through the end of April 2012. One confirmed shooting location in the Greater Philadelphia is the Budd Manufacturing Facility. As soon as we obtain information regarding more location information, we will update the site immediately.

The shooting in Costa Rica was a smooth process for the whole crew. There were no major delays or anything except one day they had to halt the shooting due to heavy rainfall, and also a minor earthquake occured one day, which didn’t do any harm or damage to anything or anyone. After that they resumed their work. After Earth will hit the big screens on July 2013.



  1. i cant wait to see this movie. I’ve heard that its gonna be so good. I personaly think that, being Will Smith on it, it cant fail.

  2. As much as I love the fact that they are filming/filmed in Costa Rica, and the fact that I can’t wait to see the movie, I really hope they do a good job of cleaning up after themselves after filming is over and didn’t make any long term damages like other production crews have done in the past, Costa Rica is an awesome location to film this type of movies, the people respect the projects, local authorities are very cooperative and the landscape is just breath taking, but the most important thing to remember is that many of the locations where a lot of this filming takes place are protected biological reserves and national parks and should be respected and treated as such.

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