The Day the Earth Stood Still to get IMAX digital format release

Scene from The Day the Earth Stood Still
Scene from The Day the Earth Stood Still
IMAX and Fox announced today that The Day The Earth Stood Still, directed by Scott Dickerson (who helmed The Exorcism of Emily Rose) and starring Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, John Cleese and Jaden Smith, will be simultaneously released to both IMAX and conventional theatres on December 12, 2008. The film, which is a remake of the 1951 classic sci-fi film about an alien visitor and his giant robot counterpart who visit Earth, will be digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of the IMAX experience.

Completing our 2008 slate with this action title is a great way to enter the holiday season and kick off 2009,” said IMAX Co-CEO’s Richard L. Gelfond and Bradley J. Wechsler. “With the ongoing rollout of IMAX digital theatres, we expect that on December 12th, the size of our network will be considerably larger than it is today…

The Day The Earth Stood Still will round out the 2008 release schedule for IMAX, after a release window was opened after the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince release date was pushed to July 2009.

Check out the trailer for The Day the Earth Stood Still below.

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