Earth Stands Still A Little Later

Keanu Reeves' sci-fi remake moves back

Earth Stands Still A Little Later

by Olly Richards |
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It always seemed strange to us that Scott Derickson's remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still would be able to make it into cinemas in time for May 9, 2008. What with, y'know, not even shooting yet. A film all about a UFO and killer robot is inevitably going to need lengthy post-production and seven months just wasn't enough time to get the movie done properly. So, the film has moved its release, in America at least, to December 12, 2008.

The Day The Earth Stood Still sees Keanu Reeves as an alien who comes to Earth in peace, but is greeted as something that should be blasted back to whence it came. So his robot companion, Gort, threatens to open several cans of whoopass on the world. Robert Wise's 1951 original is considered one of the best sci-fi movies ever made. This is correct.

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