Will Smith: Jaden 'Does It the Way He Wants To'
By DAVID WEINER
May 17, 2013
Will Smith and son Jaden once again get to explore their onscreen relationship as father and son in the summer sci-fi adventure After Earth from M. Night Shyamalan -- and we're going behind the scenes!
"You know Jaden is getting to the point where he has his own opinion," says Will of his 14-year-old boy. "As soon as I tell him something to do, he does it quickly, he does it effectively … and then he does it the way that he wants to do it."
Set 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth, the coming-of-age movie finds frustrated teen Kitai Raige (Jaden) and his legendary father Cypher (Will) stranded on terra firma after their ship crash lands.
With the ship's signal in the tail section their only hope of rescue, the critically injured Cypher and untested Kitai must learn to work together and trust one another as they embark on a perilous journey facing hostile terrain, evolved animal species and an unstoppable alien that escaped during the crash.
After Earth crash lands in theaters May 31.