Gort the robot rules: don’t even think of bugging him! If you’d ever dare to bug him then he would stare at you like you were a goat! So, better keep quiet in his presence, after all, even Klaatu (Keanu Reeves) seems to fear him… :)
In the original 1950s movie Klaatu was more interested in the fate of Mankind than in the fate of Earth’s environment itself. But the plot has been twisted with issues of our time, namely global warming and ecology in general. :)
Make place in your December agenda for The Day The Earth Stood Still, the upcoming remake of the cult 1950 sci-fi movie of the same name! The more I see of this remake starring Scott Derrickson and starring Keanu Reeves, the more I am impatient to watch it! Here below a new 5 minute extended trailer of The Day The Earth Stood Still:
The scene with Keanu Reeves questioned with the polygraph looks like coming from the Exorcist. That’s for sure a long way from the spirit of the original 1950 Day The Earth Stood Still movie. But hey, I really don’t mind this addition! Keanu Reeves is splendid! :)
We thought that Earth was belonging to us: We were wrong…
THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL
Keanu Reeves has a really clear complexion on this international poster of The Day The Earth Stood Still. Did he use some whitening facial cream from L’Oreal or Nivea, or is it just some Photoshop trick? ;-P
God bless the Internet: the trailer of The Day The Earth Stood Still, upcoming sci-fi movie starring Keanu Reeves that should be released in December 2008, has found its way online. And in quite good quality:
The trailer of the Day The Earth Stood Still has been shown in front of Hancock in some theaters. But the trailer isn’t yet available online. The buzz is growing though: I can see in my logs that many people connect looking for the Day The Earth Stood Still trailer.
To help you wait a bit here below a first look at Keanu Reeves as Klaatu the ambassador from outer space:
And I just spotted a really interesting comment on AMC site left by a visitor musing about the origin of “Klaatu barada nikto!” the famous catch-phrase used by Klaatu in the 1957 version of The day The Earth Stood Still to switch off Gort the robot:
Actually, nikto (or никто in Russian) means ‘nobody’ or ‘no one’. This actually makes more sense. There isn’t really a Russian counterpart for Barada when comparing based on the way she pronounces it. However, the Russian word ‘БОРЬБА’ means ‘fight’. It is pronounced buhr-BAH. Also, when the word is written using cursive or a script font, the ‘Б’ letter looks like lower-case roman ‘d’. This is pure speculation, but the writer(s) could have looked up the word for fight in a Russian dictionary (or some other Slavic language) and seen ‘БОРЬБА’ and figured it was pronounced “barada”. My guess is that it means “Gort! Klaatu says fight no one!”
I didn’t find full confirmation of this theory but there is no denying that it sounds credible. Gaddio you’re smart!
Quite impatient to see the trailer of the Day The Earth Stood Still me too. So sad I went too late to the theater when going to watch Hancock, was stuck in traffic jam. :-(