‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’, the remake of the 1951 sci-fi classic starring Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly is now being screened at Savoy Colombo and Cinemas- Ja-ela.
Directed by Scott Derrickson, the film updates the Cold War theme of nuclear warfare to the contemporary issue of humankind’s environmental damage to the planet.
In this contemporary reinvention of the 1951 science fiction classic, renowned scientist Dr. Helen Benson finds herself face to face with an alien called Klaatu, 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 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.
This 20th Century Fox production also stars Kathy Bates, Jaden Smith, Jon Hamm and Kyle Chandler. ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’ is produced by Erwin Stoff and Paul Harris Boardman.