I saw a panel at Comic-Con a few weeks ago, and the remake looks breathtaking. If the filmmakers can follow-through on this great noir visual style, with solid storytelling, we may have a winner here folks. Don’t know if I’m the only person excited about Day the Earth Stood Still or not, but I am. How prophetic was the original film, with all the turmoil going on in the world right now?
Genre: Science Fiction – Thriller
Release: December 12, 2008
Director: Scott Derrickson
Screenplay by: David Scarpa, based on the screenplay by Edmund H. North
Producers: Erwin Stoff, Paul Boardman, Gregory Goodman
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connolly, Jaden Smith, John Cleese, Jon Hamm, Kyle Chandler, and Kathy Bates
The Day the Earth Stood Still is Fox’s contemporary reinvention of its 1951 classic. Keanu Reeves portrays Klaatu, an alien whose arrival on our planet triggers a global upheaval. As governments and scientists race to unravel the mystery behind the visitor’s appearance, a woman (Jennifer Connelly) and her young stepson get caught up in his mission – and come to understand the ramifications of Klaatu calling himself a friend to the Earth.
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Below is the trailer from the original 1951 sci-fi classic, The Day the Earth Stood Still.