November 24, 2008 06:21:14 GMT
Take a glimpse into 'The Day the Earth Stood Still', the re-imagining of Robert Wise's 1951 sci-fi thriller, through a batch of newly-released photos from the Keanu Reeves-starring movie.
A series of new images from the forthcoming sci-fi remake, "The Day the Earth Stood Still", has been unearthed. Put forward by IESB, the nine fresh photos take a closer look into the characters, including Klaatu, Helen Benson and her stepson. They also spoil out some of the action sequences to be expected.
The movie tells the story when an alien named Klaatu comes to New York City to meet the leaders of the Earth and warns them about the impending danger mankind are facing. Taking the form of a human being, he eludes capture to gain better understanding of the Earth's dominating inhabitants. And as governments and scientists race to unravel the mystery behind his appearance, a microbiologist and her stepson get caught up in his mission and uncover what he means by being a "friend to the Earth".
Starring Keanu Reeves as Klaatu and supported by Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm and Jaden Smith, "The Day the Earth Stood Still" uses a script written by David Scarpa. Unlike the original movie, the modern version of the 1985 sci-fi movie picks up the theme of man versus nature. Directed by director Scott Derrickson for the 20th Century Fox, it is set to hit the U.S. big screen on December 12.