|Back in 1951, the poster advertising sci-fi flick The Day The Earth Stood Still featured tanks shooting ordnance at a massive robot with a laser firing from its face. In the background of the poster was a giant hand holding planet Earth in its vice-like grip. Pretty cool, huh? How the hell can you top that?|
We’re still not sold on the idea of Keanu Reeves and the director of a straight-to-video Hellraiser sequel remaking one of the more cerebral sci-fi classics. But we’re confident it will, at the very least, look cool — and this poster does nothing to change that.
Well, according to the marketing bods on the 2008 remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still, by showing state-of-the-art fighter jets blazing their way towards an enormous, phospherant orb floating over a city— the spaceship of choice of the new-look alien invaders. It’s creepy, vibrant and only a slight rip-off of the similarly themed Independence Day’s one-sheet (below).