We were admittedly sceptic when we first heard of the 2008 remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still, starring Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly.
The project has remained largely under wraps over the past few months, but Twentieth Century Fox has now unveiled the very first trailer. To our surprise, it doesn't look all that bad. It almost has a War of the Worlds meets Day After Tomorrow feel to it. Check it out below and let us know what you think.
The movie's official synopsis is as follows:
Updating the 1951 sci-fi classic’s Cold War and religious themes, Keanu Reeves stars as Klaatu, a mysterious man from another world who warns Earth’s humans that unless they change their gluttonous and harmful ways and pay more attention to the planet’s needs, aliens will swoop down and destroy them for good.
Interesting? We think so. There's probably no need for yet another remake, but they aren't always bad, and we're willing to give this one a chance. After all, who doesn't enjoy a good ol' alien invasion?
The Day the Earth Stood Still reaches UK theatres on December 12th 2008.