The Day the Earth Stood Still script read
We all know that early drafts of scripts can be poor, but the word on the script for The Day the Earth Stood Still remake starring Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connolly is dire indeed.
With clichés galore and some incredibly poor changes, I'm wondering if it's going to be a complete flop or if it's heading for rewrite after rewrite.
The Day the Earth Stood Still tells the story of the arrival of a lone alien humanoid who arrives on the planet in his spaceship warning humankind to change its warring ways or they'll be forced to destroy the planet for the sake of the universe. Of course they don't listen and the alien is shot, escapes and is hunted down by the Army.
Reading the review of the remake script sounds stock filled and clichéd, and it's dropping so much of the original in favour of these things it's a wonder it's retaining the same title. Sure remakes should really make an effort to change from the original, but that should be for a reason in that there's something new to bring to it, not just less characters, less social commentary, and more...well I'm not really sure.