- Whoa! Could Keanu Reeves be heading for the Wachowski Brothers’ Plastic Man? (CHUD)
- Why so serious? Put a smile on that face by committing your friend to Arkam Asylum in new Dark Knight widget. (Verizon)
- Parlez-vous anglais? Brush up on your French to watch director Louis Leterrier talk “Clash of the Titans.” (Ecranlarge)
- “The Flash,” hit by a freezing blast from Captain Cold, still in development, insists producer. (/film)
- First look at Mark Wahlberg in “Max Payne.” (USA Today)
It's one of the most anticipated movies of the year, and now that the trailer for "The Day the Earth Stood Still" has arrived online, fans everywhere are watching the footage with Zapruder-like intensity for clues to the remake's vision. We went right to the source for a talk with director Scott Derrickson. Read our exclusive chat with him below, then watch the trailer for yourself (click here to see it in glorious HD) and let us know what you think of the film in the comments below.
The last shot in the trailer is a hero shot, although strangely not of Keanu Reeve's character Klaatu, but of his trusty robot Gort. The look of the character deliberately recalls his look in the 1951 original. Read More...
I don't know why these crazy sequels surprise me anymore but well, I'm kind of shocked. They're really going ahead with a "Point Break" sequel. That's right, and what's the big news today is that this won't be one of those straight-to-DVD knock-offs. Nope, an actual one-time kinda sorta respected director is attached to this one...Jan de Bont. The original "Point Break" writer is scripting. And Keanu Reeves just told his agent to tell the studio he's on holiday.
Then again, let's not forget that de Bont directed Reeves in the original "Speed." Could this be an elaborate play to lure the star back? I think they'll have better luck with Busey.
But enough about me. What do you think? Does a "Point Break" sequel get you excited or make you want to pull a Bodhi and jump out of an airplane?
According to my trusty "The End is Nigh" promotional desktop clock, there are 331 days, 12 hours, 11 minutes and 24 seconds until the "Watchmen" release as I write this. And still, it's hard for me not to imagine Keanu Reeves as Dr. Manhattan.
"I'm sure Billy's gonna change that," grinned the "Street Kings" star when I interviewed him recently. Quite frankly, Reeves is right: His friend Billy Crudup looked pretty amazing on the film's set, and he seems to be making the most of the iconic, stoic superhero role that Reeves wanted to play but had to turn down.
"How cool did that look?" Reeves asked me once we both realized that we're one of a handful of people who've witnessed Crudup in the insane, green-screen costuming necessary to create Zack Snyder's nuclear-powered, God like movie character. Read More...
From the writer of "Training Day" comes "Street Kings, the story of a hardened cop (Reeves) who is forced to go against his own department when he's framed for the murder of a fellow cop. Co-starring Forest Whitaker, Chris Evans and Common, the film hits theaters on April 11. Check out an exclusive sneak below.
They've been to Heaven, Hell, and the far reaches of time, but according to Keanu Reeves himself, Bill S. Preston Esq. and Ted "Theodore" Logan may be making their most non-heinous journey yet - back to multiplexes. And no, this is not an April Fool's joke.
Party on dudes! (air-guitar riff)
"I hear they're doing a remake," Reeves said of the movie that launched him to fame. "[Alex Winter and I spoke] on the phone the other day [about it]. We're great friends." So step into the phone booth, Mr. Reeves, would you ever be up for another sequel?
"The most serious we ever got was a few years ago," he confessed of a hitherto unknown third film. "I had once mentioned about doing it when we were 40. Now maybe the only shot we have is to do it when we're 50." Read More...
Clearly Keanu Reeves has become perhaps THE go-to guy for cool sci-fi/genre properties in recent years (funny how a mega-blockbuster trilogy like "The Matrix" will help something like that). By the end of the year Keanu is going to add Klaatu to his roster of iconic roles in "The Day the Earth Stood Still", but there could have been even more on his geek-friendly resume. Just the other day he admitted to MTV News that there were two other high-profile roles he recently turned down, in the form of Dr. Manhattan AND Racer X!
Yes, Reeves confirmed the long whispered of rumors that he'd been offered the role of Dr. Manahattan in Zack Snyder's eagerly anticipated adaptation of "Watchmen." Saying he was absolutely interested in the role but had to pass because it simply "didn't work out," Reeves still expressed his enthusiasm for the "Watchmen" project. Read More...
With mankind's first uncertain steps into the atomic age comes a warning from beyond the stars: cease your fighting and your wars or you will be destroyed. "The decision rests with you," Klaatu says by way of farewell at the end of "The Day the Earth Stood Still," a classic of Cold War science-fiction from 1951.
Fifty years later and Klaatu has a new message for humanity, but one with equally dire consequences should we choose to ignore it, Keanu Reeves, who is playing the alien in Scott Derrickson's upcoming remake, told MTV News.
"The first one was borne out of the cold war and nuclear détente. Klaatu came and was saying cease and desist with your violence. If you can't do it yourselves we're going to do it. That was the film of that day," Reeves explained. "The version I was just working on, instead of being man against man, it's more about man against nature. My Klaatu says that if the Earth dies, you die. If you die, the earth survives. I'm a friend to the earth." Read More...
Down in front! With news on Jennifer Connelly, Guy Pearce, Denzel Washington, and more, our links of the day need to be seen by all.
- Jennifer Connelly joins "The Day The Earth Stands Still" alongside Kathy Bates and Keanu Reeves. Scott Derrickson flick is a remake of the 1951 sci-fi classic. (Variety)
- Could Guy Pearce be replacing Viggo Mortensen in Cormac McCarthy adaptation "Road"? (ShockTillYouDrop)
- A look at the myriad projects from screenwriter du jour Diablo Cody. (Slashfilm)
- Just for fun: Seven movie deaths that would be awesome to have on your tombstone. (Cracked)
The end of summer blues have you down? Think about next summer instead – with news today on "Speed Racer," "Bond 22," and "The Day the Earth Stood Still" highlighting our links of the day.
- Whoa! Keanu Reeves to star as Klaatu in "The Day the Earth Stood Still." (Variety)
- Details on the look of "Speed Racer" from Susan Sarandon. (Collider)
- Peter Jackson makes a fifteen minute WWI film…And it's a masterpiece. (NZ Herald)
- "Bond 22” picks up "two minutes after 'Casino Royale,'" says Paul Haggis. (ComingSoon)
- "Faces of Death" gets a story. (Rotten Tomatoes)