AFTER EARTH Google+ Hangout Discussion

By AMC April 23, 2013

In preparation for the release of M. Night Shyamalan's new Will Smith and son Jaden Smith sci-fi flick "After Earth", Columbia Pictures has partnered with Google+ to host a hangout discussion. The panelists will discuss the themes presented in the film, including "science, technology, innovation and the future".

The panel was moderated by Ray Kurzweil, Google's director of engineering, and the panelists include the Smiths, Elon Musk (the founder of SpaceX, co-founder of Tesla Motors and Paypal), Alexandra Cousteau (filmmaker/environmental advocate), and NASA astronaut Sunita Williams.

Synopsis of the film, which opens in AMC Theatres on May 31st:

In After Earth, a crash landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher (Will Smith) stranded on Earth 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape. With Cypher critically injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help, facing uncharted terrain, evolved animal species that now rule the planet, and an unstoppable alien creature that escaped during the crash. Father and son must learn to work together and trust one another if they want any chance of returning home.

If you missed the hangout this morning, you can check out the conversation below!

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"After Earth" opens in AMC Theatres on May 31st.

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