Must Watch: Extended The Day the Earth Stood Still Preview
Before the encore presentation of J.J. Abrams' "Fringe" last night on Fox, an extended 7-minute preview for the upcoming remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still aired. I actually watched it on TV before it showed up here and will say again what I thought then - this looks awesome! I know I'm excited for a lot of movies a lot of the time, but being a big sci-fi fan, The Day the Earth Stood Still has now shot to the top of my most anticipated list for the rest of the year, right below Quantum of Solace. This 7-minute extended preview features a lot of the scenes we saw at Comic-Con, including the incredibly intense part in the middle where Keanu Reeves takes over the guy who is interviewing him and escapes. I know I'm not alone in my excitement, so hopefully those who are in agreement with me will voice their opinion, too.
I wish I could better explain why I think this looks great, but it's a bit hard. Not only does it look very polished, which is a very important thing for me, but Keanu actually looks like the perfect choice and the story looks like an appropriately modern upgrade. Being a huge sci-fi guy, my excitement for this is driven purely by my interest in the subject and the intensity of the scenes, including that ending with Gort. We'll see how all of this holds up in December when I actually get to see the finished film. Thoughts?
Watch the extended preview for The Day the Earth Stood Still:
Preview removed at the urgent request of 20th Century Fox. Sorry!
The Day the Earth Stood Still is directed by up-and-coming director 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.