Tuesday, December 9, 2008

"The Day the Earth Stood Still" Redux

Picture this: Our environmental depredations have cheesed off nearby aliens, and they decide to send one of their own to Earth to save the planet.

Sound reasonable? Well, that’s the premise of The Day the Earth Stood Still, a remake of the 1951 classic sci-fi film of the same name. The alien is played by Keanu Reeves, and his right-hand robot, Gort, is played by some computer graphics.

It’s going to be a film you won’t want to miss. And Seth was technical adviser on the film, so if you find any science errors, you can direct your fury to him.
Check out his description of what it was like to be on the set with Keanu, John Cleese, and Jennifer Connelly here.
Klaatu barada nikto!


Coutelier said...

I just saw the poster for the new one yesterday. I'm definitely looking forward to it; I think Keanu Reeves is the right choice for playing an alien (although in my mind he'll always be 'Ted' Theodore Logan).

Saw the original recently as well; I always love sci-fi aliens logic; 'Stop you're violent ways, or you're dead!!!'

Ren said...

So the original was about them not wanting us to take our wars into outer space... This one is about them not wanting to ruin out planet. What would be the universal (or galactic) implications if we off ourselves on our own?