20th Century Fox has released this new international trailer for “The Day the Earth Stood Still” which gives us a nice long look at the robot Gort.
“The Day the Earth Stood Still” is 20th Century Fox’s contemporary reinvention of its 1951 classic. Keanu Reeves portrays Klaatu, an alien whose arrival on our planet triggers a global upheaval. As governments and scientists race to unravel the mystery behind the visitor’s appearance, a woman (Jennifer Connelly) and her young stepson get caught up in his mission – and come to understand the ramifications of his being a self-described “friend to the Earth.”
The film also stars Kathy Bates, Jaden Smith, Jon Hamm and Kyle Chandler.
“The Day the Earth Stood Still” is scheduled to hit theaters on December 12th 2008.
Gort is a fictional humanoid robot in the 1951 film The Day the Earth Stood Still and its 2008 remake. The giant metal robot accompanies Klaatu, a visitor to Earth from a distant planet, aboard a flying saucer. He does not speak, but uses a beam weapon projected from beneath a visor to vaporize weapons and obstacles. Klaatu described him as being part of an interstellar police force. He claims that the people of the universe constructed numerous robots like Gort and gave them irrevocable powers to respond to violent actions in order to “preserve the peace.” He further claims that “There’s no limit to what [Gort] could do. He could destroy the Earth