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Keanu Stands Still

08.27.2007

Keanu Reeves is a humanoid alien. Not in real life (though that is yet to be determined), but in his next movie, a remake of THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL. The actor has signed on to star in the film for director Scott Derrickson (THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE). Reeves will play Klaatu, an alien who arrives on Earth with a giant, indestructible robot and a warning to Earth's leaders that if they continue their warmongering they will be subject to an intergalactic ass kicking. Of course we send Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thornton over to drop a nuke into his underwear and dance over his ashes. Hmmm, that last part didn't happen in the movie but doesn't seem to far off. The 1951 film was a response to the rise of the Cold War and the current version will be updated to reflect today's situation (apparently the world learned nothing after being stopped still some fifty years ago). Reeves recently had a chance to play another alien-like being - Dr. Manhattan - in Zack Snyder's WATCHMEN but was asking for too much cash. Fox is looking to get EARTH in production either late this fall or early 2008 for a summer 2009 release. Reeves recently wrapped production on THE NIGHT WATCHMAN for Fox Searchlight.

Extra Tidbit: "Klaatu barada nikto!"
Source: Variety

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1:42AM on 08/28/2007

Stands Still

i remember it ... "extra bit" Klaatu barada nikto! ... but from another movie.
i remember it ... "extra bit" Klaatu barada nikto! ... but from another movie.
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1:42AM on 08/28/2007

Stands Still

i remember it ... "extra bit" Klaatu barada nikto! ... but from another movie.
i remember it ... "extra bit" Klaatu barada nikto! ... but from another movie.
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12:42AM on 08/28/2007
Casting Keanu Reeves was a good idea for this i think. I mean he can play an emotionless straight faced alien really well(see the matrix). I like, Reeves so i hope it works out and we get a good movie out of this.
Casting Keanu Reeves was a good idea for this i think. I mean he can play an emotionless straight faced alien really well(see the matrix). I like, Reeves so i hope it works out and we get a good movie out of this.
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5:06PM on 08/27/2007

i've got a better idea

cast Keanu as the robot. And cast Bruce Campbell as Klaatu, so we can hear him say those words right for once!
cast Keanu as the robot. And cast Bruce Campbell as Klaatu, so we can hear him say those words right for once!
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4:37PM on 08/27/2007
Wow. Another fucking unneccessary remake. Hey, how about we make Hollywood stand still, and drop a nuke on them. Though, that would kill all the hotties too....alas, we can't win either way. *tear*
Wow. Another fucking unneccessary remake. Hey, how about we make Hollywood stand still, and drop a nuke on them. Though, that would kill all the hotties too....alas, we can't win either way. *tear*
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9:22AM on 08/27/2007

hahahaha

Loved the tidbit.
This is a great idea. The story is great, and anything Keanu is in will make tons of money.
Loved the tidbit.
This is a great idea. The story is great, and anything Keanu is in will make tons of money.
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