First The Day the Earth Stood Still Remake Banner Discovered
We were the first ones to break the news on The Day the Earth Stood Still remake last year, now we have the first official teaser art from the film. 20th Century Fox has been keeping this project very, very quiet. No teaser posters, no teaser trailers, no photos, nothing yet. It's due out in theaters in December and I have a very good feeling this is going to be the film all of us will be talking about this Christmas. Courtesy of Film1.nl, this banner was discovered on the floor of the The Cinema Expo in Amsterdam. Although it's not much, it has a very eerie feeling to it that mysteriously draws me in. I'm very interested and this makes me think this film will be a lot more epic than we might all be thinking so far.
It's great to see Keanu Reeves starring in a big blockbuster again. I actually think he'll be able to pull off a modernized Klaatu quite well. In addition to Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, John Cleese, and Will Smith's son Jaden Smith star in The Day the Earth Stood Still. In March, we posted an interesting article where Reeves had said that this re-imagining looked at "what we are doing and who we are as a species" and is "more about man against nature" than man against man like in the original. I'm very curious to see how the story has changed and how the film fits in today's time, and if it's any good.
The Day the Earth Stood Still is directed by Scott Derrickson, of only The Exorcism of Emily Rose previously, with a script written by screenwriter David Scarpa, of only The Last Castle previously. There are a lot of fresh creative minds involved in this project who haven't yet had a lot of experience. The film is a remake of Robert Wise's 1951 sci-fi classic of the same name. Fox is releasing the re-imagined The Day the Earth Stood Still on December 12th later this year.