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Oh Keanu, We Always Knew You Weren’t Really Human… November 29, 2008

Posted by Jen in Movies.
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So to talk about a movie that IS being released on  December 12, 2008, we look towards Keanu Reeves’ next film; The Day the Earth Stood Still. This film is a remake of the 1951 movie directed by Robert Wise and starring Michael Rennie. Both the 2008 and 1951 films are based off of Harry Bates’ short story “Farewell to the Master“. Keanu will be playing the part of a visitor from outer space. you can read the synopsis of the story HERE

While the 1951 movie used a man dressed as a robot to play the part of Gort, Klattu’s (Keanu Reeves) travelling companion, who is also “a member of a race of super-robot enforcers invented to keep the peace of the galaxy and will destroy the Earth if provoked”; the 2008 film looks to be abit more in line with following the original short story’s ideas.  Using today’s technology we can look forward to Gort being a big black cloud of dust and what not that is able to destroy buildings, etc. Can anyone say Lost

Anyways, haven’t read the book yet, but you can check out the trailer:


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