Day the Earth Stood Still Remake Director - Scott Derrickson
Back in February we broke the news that a The Day the Earth Stood Still remake was coming sometime in 2008 (most likely May). A week or so later, IESB.net added a rumor that Scott Derrickson (who directed 2005's The Exorcism of Emily Rose) would possibly be directing the unneeded remake. Now it's been confirmed, via way of Film Chat and Hollywood North Report, and production details have been discovered.
HNR says that Derrickson is currently prepping for the shoot in Vancouver that will last all the way to November - one of the longest shoots ever up in Canada. Let's hope it's a necessary to pull off a remake that isn't as shunned as everyone is making it out to be.
According to our sources, Scott Derrickson - last here in 2005 to direct The Exorcism of Emily Rose - will helm Fox's remake of their classic 1951 science fiction film, The Day the Earth Stood Still, currently prepping for production here in Vancouver.
There isn't any confirmation or any other details about who is in the cast or who will play any of the important leads, but I'm sure that information will surface soon. Another interesting thing to note is the other movie that Scott Derrickson is finishing up - Paradise Lost - a live action film version of the epic poem. When and where the heck did this happen under everyone's nose?!