"After Earth," the upcoming M. Night Shyamalan film starring Will Smith and Jaden Smith, has been shifted to May 31. The film was originally set for release on June 7 where it was set to compete with the Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson comedy "The Internship."
Sony Pictures, which is releasing "After Earth," made the announcement on Friday.
Shyamalan's "After Earth" is about a young astronaut (Jaden) who crash lands on a post-apocalyptic Earth with his injured father (Will). The film will now battle the magician heist thriller "Now You See Me" and horror thriller "The Purge" at the box office. "After Earth" will also run smack into the second weekends of "The Hangover Part III" and "Fast and Furious 6," both of which open over the Memorial Day holiday.
The calendar position is a familiar one for the elder Smith: Last year, "Men In Black 3" opened during the last weekend in May (which was Memorial Day) to over $69 million.
[via Coming Soon]