Photos: Will and Jaden Smith Attend “After Earth” Japan Premiere

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Will Smith and son Jaden Smith attend the premiere of their film “After Earth” in Tokyo, Japan. Earlier in the week, Will and Jaden were spotted arriving on a flight at Narita International Airport to start their promotion for the film.

M. Night Shyamalan’s After Earth will be represented at this year’s Comic-Con. The intention is to generate positive buzz for the sci-fi feature, which should benefit from the box office draw of father-son duo Will and Jaden Smith. However, After Earth also has to overcome the general public’s attitude towards its director – which steadily soured during the 2000s, before it bottomed out with Shyamalan’s previous film, The Last Airbender.

In After Earth, one thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind’s new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige (played by Will Smith) returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai (played by Jaden Smith). When an asteroid storm damages Cypher and Kitai’s craft, they crash-land on a now unfamiliar and dangerous Earth. As his father lies dying in the cockpit, Kitai must trek across the hostile terrain to recover their rescue beacon. His whole life, Kitai has wanted nothing more than to be a soldier like his father. Today, he gets his chance.

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