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Old December 10 2012, 08:37 PM   #6
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Re: "After Earth" - Trailer (M. Night Shyamalan, Will & Jayden Smith)

This is a rather interesting idea, which has some involvement from people I know. Apparently the film is one part of a multimedia franchise that will also involve novels, comics, companion books, and maybe some other stuff. Star Trek and comic-book authors Peter David, Bob Greenberger, and Michael Jan Friedman worked with the screenwriters to develop a "bible" for the whole After Earth universe, which influenced later drafts of the screenplay, and are writing the tie-in books.

I agree it's high time we got to see a film where Shyamalan directed others' scripts. He has some great qualities as a director; the problems with most of his films have been in their writing. Applying his directorial skills to a script by more capable writers could produce something really good.
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