According to an article posted by Mainline Media News, M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming sci-fi film starring Will and Jaden Smith will be titled After Earth. The film was formally titled One Thousand A.E., but recent reports had stated that the film would eventually going by another, then unknown, title. The Mainline Media News article reveals that director M. Night Shyamalan was at the Valley Forge Military Academy doing research for the film. Shyamalan’s assistant said that the filmmaker was researching the academy’s training camp because Jaden Smith will play a military cadet of the future in the film, which according to her is titled “After Earth.”
The main reason I use a question mark at the end of our article is because the Mainline Media News write-up then goes on to get one of Shyamalan’s other titles incorrect, stating Unbreakable was titled Unbroken. They also then refer to Shyamalan’s upcoming film under its initial title, the aforementioned One Thousand A.E..
So which is it? It seems reasonable to assume that the article’s writer just did poor research in his article about M. Night Shyamalan doing research — ironic. After all, it’s more likely that he got his quote right and the rest wrong, especially since everything else Shyamalan’s assistant reportedly said fits right in line with the rest of the news we’ve heard about the premise of this film. The film follows a young boy who navigates an abandoned Earth to save himself and his estranged father after their ship crash lands on the planet. The project is set to go on production in early 2012 and has release date of June 7, 2013.