M. Night Shyamalan directs this sci-fi thriller starring Will Smith and his son Jaden as a father and son who crash land on Earth over 1,000 years after humans abandoned the planet. General Cypher Raige (Smith) is an important figure in the new civilisation humans have built on Nova Prime following the mass departure from Earth centuries before. After a lengthy tour of duty, Cypher is looking forward to spending some time with his 13-year-old son Kitai (Jaden Smith). However, when Cypher and Kitai's spacecraft is damaged in an asteroid storm, forcing them to crash land on the abandoned Earth, the necessity of father-son bonding is accelerated. With Cypher critically injured from the crash, Kitai must find a way to signal for help on a planet reclaimed by nature, ruled by hyper-evolved animals and containing the alien creature who has escaped from the wreckage of their craft.