I'm left with the phrase "Klaatue barada nikto, woah" playing in my head.
I won't be able to get that out of my head for the rest of the day...Anybody got any bleech? Acid? Anybody? Bueller?
Bruce Campbell should maime Keanu (though Keanu and Klattu sound eerily similar) and take the gig.
There's an easy way of avoiding this, and it's one that's allowed me to be spared the horrors of whatever piece of shit might be stinking up both my local Googolplex and the latest issues of Starlog and SCI FI. Simply put, I don't watch. Not to sound overly flippant, but ever notice how most bad remakes of classic films promptly fade into obscurity (the line-for-line remake of Psycho is at the top of the list, but a few seconds will bring up any number of similar examples) once people stop kvetching about them?
And I say this knowing perfectly well that when the bad remake flops, the MBAs try to blame everything but their own culpability in the fiasco. I remember all too well when the market for spam-in-a-cabin slasher films fell through in the mid-Eighties, and since the latest Friday the 13th ripoff didn't pull in $30 million on its first weekend, suddenly everyone in Hollywood was saying "There's no market for horror". (The same thing happened in the late Nineties, when the same thing happened to all of those terrible Scream knockoffs that allowed the cast of Dawson's Creek to pretend that they were movie stars.) It's when the MBAs have decided "Well, since nobody bothered to see that adaptation of Ringworld starring Pauly Shore, nobody wants to see science fiction films" that it's possible to sneak something in with some heart and some soul, because it's being sold on the basis of the story and not just because it's a skiffy film.
Day the Earth Stood Still and Forbidden Planet - two films that should NOT be remade in any way.
I smell a PLANET OF THE APES sized disaster in the works... even before I heard Keannu Reeves was involved.
"Klaatu, Barada... Whoa"
I bet the trailer involves spaceships blowing a lot of shit up. That'll get 'em in the seats!
Not the good part, I hope!
I love the original, and without even knowing the cast I'd be opposed to a remake. I'm generally opposed to remakes.
But to put Keanu Reeves in as Klaatu? No. There must be some kind of mistake. I will NOT accept this!
*runs out of the room sobbing like a hysterical teenager*
Maybe they can pass off his general lack of emoting as alien.
I love the original DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL and wish they weren't remaking it. I can't stand Keanu Reeves. But his casting in this is actually old news, and I think he's a good choice.
Sorry I was too slow to scoop your other news sources, Dr. Judgmento!
"A Nation Mourns"
Actually, I think this is a case of Hollywood choking on someone else's vomit. Because Hollywood is pervy-gross like that!
hollywood sucks... they have GOT to stop with the remakes! and then to sully it with reeves?! ok, i admit, long long loooooooooooong ago, i thought he was mildly attractive--and then he opened his mouth off the set of Bill and Ted and i realized that wasn't acting! ugh... i hate hollywood...
and um, yeah, nikto... not necktie... that's right =)