Director reveals secrets from The Day the Earth Stood Still trailer

The Day the Earth Stood Still movie posterThe very noir-looking trailer for The Day the Earth Stood Still has been put online. I watched this trailer before Hancock, and it looks spectacular. There was a silence in the audience after it finished and I got the feeling people were in a bit of awe.

CLICK HERE to read an MTV interview with the film’s director, where he reveals details about the plot and the movie’s relation to the 1951 original.

The upcoming remake of the sci-fi classic stars Keanu Reeves, who just finished almost getting jacked in David Ayer’s Street Kings.

The Day the Earth Stood Still follows an alien visitor (Reeves) and his giant robot counterpart, who land on Earth for mysterious reasons. The film also stars Jennifer Connelly, Jaden Smith, Kathy Bates, John Cleese, Jon Hamm, Aaron Douglas, J.C. MacKenzie, Alisen Down, Mousa Kraish, Hiro Kanagawa, Lorena Gale, Richard Tillman and Patrick Sabongui. The film hits theaters on December 12, 2008.

CLICK HERE to watch the trailer in Quicktime.

You can also watch a Flash version of the trailer below.

Film Fetish Trivia: Scott Derrickson, the director of The Day the Earth Stood Still, was the director behind the brilliant 2005 fact-based horror film The Exorcism of Emily Rose.