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THE DAY THE EARTH
USA & UK: Twentieth Century Fox
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Jaden Smith, Jon Hamm, John Cleese, Kathy Bates, Brandon T Jackson, James Hong, Aaron Douglas, Roger R Cross, Alisen Down, Lorena Gale, J C MacKenzie, Richard Tillman
Director: Scott Derrickson
USA: 103 mins
UK: 105 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for some sci-fi disaster images and violence
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate threat and injury
USA Release Date: 12 December 2008
UK Release Date: 12 December 2008
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.
The process has begun...