Update: The Day the Earth Stood Still trailer in HD
I'm not afraid to say when I'm wrong, and it looks like I was wrong about the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still, or at least judging by the first trailer I was. It's online and it's looking superb.
Not only is it looking superb, it's also sounding superb. Oh sure, Keanu Reeves seems like numerous characters he's played before, most especially Neo, but that's the perfect style for this role.
The trailers are now on Apple [iPhone:iPod:S:M:L:480p:720p:1080p] in glorious Quicktime including high definition.
You know I am getting really intrigued by The Day the Earth Stood Still. I loved the pace and the mood of the trailer, the music is really good and does set you on edge for it, and there's Jennifer Connelly too. You can make out Kathy Bates in the trailer, and apparently John Cleese is starring too, how odd.
The original tells the story of an alien who arrives on Earth accompanied by a large robot protector and tells everyone that unless we sort ourselves out his race are going to destroy the planet. It looks like this is pretty similar, and from the trailer we can see that Keanu Reeves is playing the alien messenger.
The effects look great, there's the huge globe which may be the spaceship and/or the robot character, and the strange mist that seems to consume everything it touches.
I think this looks really interesting, and rather different. What do you think? Worth a look?