Must Watch: First The Day the Earth Stood Still Trailer!
Although most might have already seen this trailer in front of Hancock, it is just making its online debut today. The first trailer for The Day the Earth Stood Still remake has launched below and it actually looks surprisingly promising. I don't have as big of a problem as most do with Keanu Reeves, but it wasn't actually his scenes that made me think this could be pretty damn good. Be aware that this is not a direct remake, but more of a re-imagining, and with that in mind I get shivers watching some of these epic scenes unfold. Of course it reminds me of Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds, but with a much different feel and with Keanu as the eerie alien Klaatu instead. I'm very curious to hear what people think of this remake now that we've got this trailer, since the reaction was initially negative. Is there hope?
Update: Added it officially in high definition from Apple below. Looks so much better this way!
Watch the first teaser trailer for The Day the Earth Stood Still:
You can also watch The Day the Earth Stood Still teaser trailer in High Definition on Apple
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.