|Directed by:||Scott Derrickson|
|Written by:||David Scarpa|
|Cast:||Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, Jaden Smith|
Plot: The Day the Earth Stood Still is a 2008 American science fiction film, a loose remake of the 1951 film of the same name. The screenplay is based on the 1940 classic science fiction short story "Farewell to the Master" by Harry Bates and the 1951 screenplay adaptation by Edmund H. North, although Bates' name is missing from the credits. Directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Keanu Reeves as Klaatu, the film updates the Cold War theme of nuclear warfare to the contemporary issue of humankind's environmental damage to the planet. It follows Klaatu, an alien who was sent to try and change human behavior or eradicate them from Earth.