Virgin Produced and Overbrook Entertainment have signed a non-exclusive deal starting on the imminent summer release After Earth.

The pact will support the After Earth franchise and grants Virgin Produced the option to co-produce, co-finance and co-market a sequel.

The companies will look to develop film and television properties together, in which Virgin Produced would co-produce and market across its global platforms.

Overbrook’s Will Smith stars opposite his son Jaden in the sci-fi adventure about a father and son who crash land on Earth one thousand years after it has been abandoned. M Night Shyamalan directed the film, set to open on May 31.