The Day the Earth Stood Still
is a 2008 science fiction film
, a remake
of the 1951 film of the same name
. The screenplay is based on the 1940 classic science fiction short story "Farewell to the Master
" by Harry Bates
, and the 1951 screenplay adaptation by Edmund H. North.
Directed by Scott Derrickson
and starring Keanu Reeves
, this version replaces the Cold War
theme of nuclear warfare
with the contemporary issue of humankind's environmental damage to the planet
. It follows Klaatu, an alien sent to try to change human behavior or eradicate them from Earth.
The film was originally scheduled for release on May 9, 2008, but was released on a roll-out schedule beginning December 12, 2008, screening in both conventional and IMAX
theaters. In its opening week, the film took top spot at the U.S. box office and has since grossed over $230 million worldwide. The Day the Earth Stood Still
was released on home video on April 7, 2009.
<!-- Do not put any personal interpretation of the film's title here -->In 1928, on an expedition in the snowy mountains of India
, a mountaineer encounters a glowing sphere. He touches it and then finds himself awakening after a... Read More