Two New Epic Posters for The Day the Earth Stood Still!
by Alex Billington
July 23, 2008
Fox is really kicking our ass with posters today! Not only did they debut two fantastic posters for Max Payne and a poster for Jennifer's Body, but they've finished up the evening with two epic posters for The Day the Earth Stood Still. After I saw the two Max Payne posters, I thought that nothing else could top either of them - I was wrong. We've seen the poster on the left before (as a banner), but seeing it in high res on a poster looks a lot better. Both of these are very impressive - they really set the tone and the scale for this remake perfectly. I really enjoyed the teaser trailer and hope that this turns as good as everything looks. As with Max Payne as well, I'm concerned that it won't live up to the hype. Anyone else agree?
I really love Fox's choice to release two separate posters for each movie. It's a great way of letting fans choose what they like most without pushing anything on them. If you're not a fan of the poster on the left, you may love the poster with Gort on the right. Personally, I'm a big fan of both of these epic posters.
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.