The Day the Earth Stood Still

Genre:  Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  103 min.
Release Date: December 12, 2008
DVD: April 7, 2009

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Cast: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Jaden Smith, John Cleese, Jon Hamm, Kathy Bates, Kyle Chandler


In The Day the Earth Stood Still, a contemporary reinvention of the 1951 science fiction classic, renowned scientist Dr. Helen Benson (Jennifer Connelly) finds herself face to face with an alien called Klaatu (Keanu Reeves), who travels across the universe to warn of an impending global crisis.

When forces beyond Helen's control treat the extraterrestrial as a hostile and deny his request to address the world's leaders, she and her estranged stepson Jacob (Jaden Smith) quickly discover the deadly ramifications of Klaatu's claim that he is "a friend to the Earth."

Now Helen must find a way to convince the entity who was sent to destroy us that mankind is worth saving -- but it may be too late.

The process has begun.

Director: Scott Derrickson
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Producer(s): Erwin Stoff, Gregory Goodman, Paul Harris Boardman
Screenplay: David Scarpa
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