Philadelphoa, PA (PressExposure) January 26, 2012 -- Sony Pictures in association with Overbrook Entertainment are set to begin production on the major sci-fi epic thriller feature film "After Earth" which had previously been titled "1000 A.E." Shooting will take place in Philadelphia and some out of town locations starting on February 6, 2012 and continue through mid May, 2012. The casting directors are seeking both photo-doubles and stand-ins for Jaden Smith, as well as numerous extras to work on the film.
Starring with Jaden Smith in "After Earth" is none other than his dad, two-time Academy Award nominee Will Smith. The story is set in a future in which humans no longer live on Earth after it becomes inhospitable. The elder Smith is playing a hero, while Jaden is his son, considered a failure as a warrior. When the two crash-land on Earth, it's up to the son to save the dad. Hunger Games star Isabelle Fuhrman has joined the cast and will play Jaden Smith characters friend Rayna. Zoe Kravitz plays Will Smith's daughter, and Academy Award nominee Sophie Okonedo plays his wife in the film.
Indian-born American filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan will direct "After Earth" from a screenplay written by Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan (Traffic, Syriana) and Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli). Shyamalan said he is not shooting "After Earth" in 3D, however he stated that he is "planning something technically special" for the film, and Shyamalan did assist in writing the screenplay. Shyamalan and his family live on an estate in Willistown, Pennsylvania, thus his frequent shooting in nearby Philadelphia.
M. Night Shyamalan will also executive produce under the banner of his production company, Blinding Edge Pictures, which is located in Berwyn, PA. Overbrook Entertainment will produce "After Earth". Overbrook is a leading entertainment production company which is run by producer James Lassiter, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and former CAA agent Ken Stovitz. Sony Pictures Entertainment will handle distribution.
Details on how talent can submit for acting roles, and submission information for stand-ins, photo-doubes, and extras can be found on the following casting post:
Sony Pictures "After Earth" Casting Call