Reshoots for ‘Day the Earth Stood Still’
Late reshoots usually mean a film is in trouble but that’s not necessarily the case for the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still. Stars Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly were summoned back by 20th-Century Fox for “rather extensive” reshoots according to IESB. The reason though may have more to do with readying the December 12 release for its just-announced IMAX debut.
The film has had a troubled production, with principal photography beginning in December 2007, later than anticipated, causing the studio to move the release date from May to December 12.
Production wrapped on March 19 and people got their first glimpse of the film with a teaser trailer over the summer. The script also received a scathing review at Ain’t it Cool News while controversy over the depiction of the unseen Gort erupted.
Director Scott Derrickson defended the process of designing the giant robot, describing his version as being more organic than mechanical. Regardless of the final appearance, Weta Digital performed the work.