SYNOPSIS

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.


TRAILER


RELEASE DATE

December 12, 2008

DIRECTOR

Scott Derrickson

WRITER

David Scarpa (screenplay) & Edmund H. North (1951 screenplay)

COMPANY

20th Century Fox

GENRE

Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

CERT

12A

RUNTIME

104 minutes