Learn what happens BEFORE Shyamalan's After Earth in viral video

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Dec 17, 2012, 3:27 PM EST

M. Night Shyamalan's new sci-fi epic After Earth looks like one of the cooler flicks coming down the pike, and we finally have some background on what exactly happens to our beloved planet thanks to a new viral video.

The viral clip digs into the history of why Earth becomes abandoned and peels back a few layers around the concept.

The film will star Will and Jaden Smith and follow a father-son duo after they crash on a dangerous, abandoned future Earth. Here's the synopsis below:

In After Earth, one thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige (played by Will Smith) returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai (played by Jaden Smith). When an asteroid storm damages Cypher and Kitai's craft, they crash-land on a now unfamiliar and dangerous Earth. As his father lies dying in the cockpit, Kitai must trek across the hostile terrain to recover their rescue beacon. His whole life, Kitai has wanted nothing more than to be a soldier like his father. Today, he gets his chance.
Check out the video below:

What do you think? Are you looking forward to this one?

(Via Bleeding Cool)