According to Box Office Mojo, The classic sci-fi movie The Day the Earth Stood
Still is going into production and is to open on May 9th, 2008. The original is a sci-fi classic from 1951 about an alien and a robot that land on Earth to try and save the world from being destroyed by its own excesses, including nuclear weapons.
Box Office Mojo claims it’s being produced by Fox. It begs the question, will they do a good job or screw up
this remake? Recently we saw Tom Cruise in War of the Worlds, another 50’s classic, fortunately they did a pretty good job with that. The remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still is to star Keanu Reeves, of Matrix fame.
No word on who will play the Robot, Gort.
But I think Al Gore would be my first choice. 😉