The Natives Are Murderous In The New Wayward Pines Trailer 

It's been a while since we've seen new footage of M. Night Shyamalan's 10-episode "event series" Wayward Pines, but this trailer adds a bit more outright violence and murder to the mysterioussetting. Could that be enough to save it from its earlier poor reception? I do not expect a shocking twist in this regard. » 2/20/15 7:40am 2/20/15 7:40am

Another Strike For M. Night: First Impression Of Wayward Pines

M. Night Shyamalan's Wayward Pines is scheduled for a fall debut, but Fox brought the pilot episode to San Diego Comic-Con to give a select few an early preview. The trouble is, in this case, being one of the select few wasn't cool. » 7/26/14 7:00am 7/26/14 7:00am

Shyamalan Reinvents The Prisoner And Hieroglyph Sexes Up Ancient Egypt

Surprise! M. Night Shyamalan's creepy new show Wayward Pines actually looks downright watchable in this first three-minute promo. Mostly because of the incredible cast. And below, watch the first short promo for Hieroglyph, Fox's Egyptian mythology show. » 5/12/14 4:06pm 5/12/14 4:06pm

​The 14 Least Competent Alien Invaders of All Time

There have been many times when the Earth has been at the mercy of alien invaders. And there have been more than a few times where haven't — not because of our weapons, our savagery, or our inner strength — but because the aliens themselves were morons. Here are 14 alien invaders who did not think their invasions… » 12/16/13 10:01am 12/16/13 10:01am

More Lovely Concept Art of Our Future Space Armadas

Yesterday we brought you some stunning spaceship concept art from the space movie After Earth, by artist Colie Wertz. Now here's another batch, covering the spaceships and cities in the film, from artist Emmanuel Shiu. Exclusively at io9! » 6/05/13 4:00pm 6/05/13 4:00pm

After Earth: The Spoiler FAQ

A Will Smith movie that bombs at the box office? An M. Night Shaymalan movie that people say could actually be worse? After Earth is just confusing as hell, and thus we’ve decided to answer your Frequently Asked Questions regarding the movie. » 6/04/13 11:00am 6/04/13 11:00am

Shyamalan's new film is a huge disappointment (because it's not awful)

Admit it: You were secretly hoping for After Earth to be a trainwreck. It's M. Night Shyamalan's first movie since the oh-god-my-eyes Last Airbender. It's Will Smith trying to jumpstart his son Jaden's career. It has a ridiculous backstory. All signs pointed to another MST3K-worthy outing. Except After Earth is...… » 5/31/13 9:00am 5/31/13 9:00am

We wish this was the real After Earth theme song

They may be a little nutty, but this father and son duo can jam. Even as their oxygen supply is swiftly running out trapped in this post apocalyptic After Earth world. This is Big Will and Son in "After Earth, it's Just The Two of Us." » 5/29/13 2:20pm 5/29/13 2:20pm

The Alien Backstory You Didn't See in the After Earth Trailers!

Think After Earth is just about Will Smith reconnecting with his son on a dangerous future Earth? WRONG. There's a whole baffling alien backstory, that you don't even know about. It's just not in the trailers. Journey with us as we attempt to untangle M Night Shyamalan's ridiculously complicated movie. And meet the… » 5/23/13 4:24pm 5/23/13 4:24pm

These monkeys don't think much of Shyamalan's After Earth either

A new clip from M. Night Shayamalan's After Earth titled "Monkey Discovery" has been released. In it, young Jaden Smith does indeed discover a monkey, who is extremely upset at being forced to star in an M. Night Shyamalan film. Justly so, I think. » 5/15/13 1:40pm 5/15/13 1:40pm

New After Earth trailer shows M. Night has no idea how evolution works

I wouldn't say I was at all optimistic that M. Night Shyamalan would ever make a decent movie again after the Airbender debacle, but I did assume he knew the theory of evolution. I guess not, though. » 4/23/13 1:00pm 4/23/13 1:00pm

After Earth trailer shows the monstrous new wildlife on future Earth

Get a good luck at the gigantic creatures Will Smith's son will have to fight in M. Night Shyamalan's post-apocalyptic adventure After Earth. Set on Earth... after... something. » 4/15/13 7:40am 4/15/13 7:40am

Shyamalan will bring weekly WTF to television, in Wayward Pines

The past master of the twist, M. Night Shyamalan, is developing a Twin Peaks style series titled Wayward Pines. Fox has finished a deal with Shyamalan for this series, penned by Chad Hodge (The Playboy Club) and adapted from the Blake Crouch book Pines. Here's the official synopsis from the novel: » 1/08/13 12:17pm 1/08/13 12:17pm

How did humans colonize space in Will Smith's After Earth? An Exclusive…

So now you've seen the first trailer for After Earth, Will Smith's new movie set in a future after the human race has abandoned our original home planet. But what kind of post-apocalyptic, space-faring future are we looking at here? And what kind of challenges do our descendants face, in M. Night Shyamalan's space… » 12/11/12 11:30am 12/11/12 11:30am

M. Night Shyamalan's new sci-fi flick After Earth doesn't look…

Look, if you don't want to give M. Night Shyamalan another chance after The Happening and The Last Airbender, I wouldn't - I couldn't - blame you. But darned if this new trailer for After Earth doesn't make Shyamalan's next movie seem potentially... not totally awful. As we know from SDCC, the movie is set in the… » 12/10/12 12:30pm 12/10/12 12:30pm

Twist! M. Night Shyamalan to make TV for Syfy channel

M. Night Shyamalan is now going to start making television for Syfy. But here's the (welcome) twist! Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Fright Night's Marti Noxon is also attached to the project as a producer/writer. The Hollywood Report explains that the pilot is titled Proof and "centers on the son of a billionaire tech… » 8/03/12 8:20am 8/03/12 8:20am

The Incredibly Complicated Mythology of Will Smith and M. Night…

M. Night Shyamalan is back, with a new post-apocalyptic film called After Earth, starring Will Smith and Jaden Smith. And it sounds like Shyamalan and Smith have joined forces to concoct their most fiendishly complicated mythos yet — judging from the tidbits of worldbuilding we gleaned from the film's Comic Con panel. » 7/15/12 7:00am 7/15/12 7:00am

Can Will Smith and his son save M. Night Shyamalan's career?

What could make us dread another M. Night Shyamalan movie even more? What about adding that child actor who ruined Karate Kid? Although it sounds Shyamalan's next picture is The Happening 2, we're still clinging to a bit of optimism. » 4/05/11 12:19pm 4/05/11 12:19pm

Kevin Costner's supernatural experience is just as cheeseriffic as…

Kevin Costner has an encounter with the other side, and there are flashy lights and montages of children shouting, and a white light, and then his dead wife reaches out. Is Dragonfly the worst supernatural film of the early 2000s? » 1/17/11 5:30pm 1/17/11 5:30pm