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The Day the Earth Stood Still

Database entry for The Day the Earth Stood Still

By Jarrod Sarafin, News Editor     January 15, 2008

Release Date: December 12, 2008
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: Scott Derrickson
Screenwriter: David Scarpa 
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, Jaden Smith, Kyle Chandler
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Official Website: DTESSmovie.com

Plot Summary: A remake of the 1951 sci-fi classic about a humanoid alien named Klaatu (Keanu Reeves) who arrives on Earth accompanied by an indestructible, heavily armed robot and a warning to world leaders that their continued aggression will lead to annihilation by species watching from afar. 8-year old Jacob (Jaden Smith) and stepmother Helen (Jennifer Connelly) get caught up in Klaatu's mission, coming to understand the ramifications of his being a self-described "friend to the Earth."

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tgolamb 3/11/2008 4:40:01 PM
This story is another of those sacred territory things. If it isn't done with respect to the original, and one heck of a good job, it's going to show that we not only don't have any original ideas anymore, we can't even do a good job remaking the old ones.
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