The Day the Earth Stood Still

2008 - 104 minutes - Color - Dolby Digital - 2.35 : 1
US release date: December 12, 2008
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
3 Arts Entertainment, Dune Entertainment III
Earth Canada Productions, Hammerhead Productions
Budget: $80,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $30,480,153 (USA) (3,560 Screens)


Dr. Helen Benson is summoned to a military facility with several other scientists when an alien spacecraft of sorts arrives in New York City. Aboard is a human-like alien and a giant robot of immense size and power. The alien identifies himself as Klaatu and says he has come to save the Earth. The US military and political authorities see him as a threat however and decide to use so-called intensive interrogation techniques on him but Dr. Benson decides to facilitate his escape. When she learns exactly what he means when he says he is there to save the Earth, she tries to convince him to change his intentions.


Klaatu - Keanu Reeves
Helen Benson - Jennifer Connelly
Regina Jackson - Kathy Bates
Jacob Benson - Jaden Smith
Professor Barnhardt - John Cleese
Michael Granier - Jon Hamm
John Driscoll - Kyle Chandler
Colonel - Robert Knepper
Mr. Wu - James Hong
Dr. Myron - John Rothman
Rouhani - Sunita Prasad
William Kwan - Juan Riedinger
Tom - Sam Gilroy
Isabel - Tanya Champoux




Director - Scott Derrickson

Writing credits

Screenplay - David Scarpa
Writer - Edmund H. North (1951 screenplay)


Producer - Paul Harris Boardman
Producer - Gregory Goodman
Producer - Erwin Stoff