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Slideshow: 15-Image Gallery For ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’ With Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly

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The arrival of an enormous orb in Central Park in New York triggers a global upheaval in The Day the Earth Stood Still. Photo credit: WETA

CHICAGO – This 15-image slideshow contains official press images for “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” which stars Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Jaden Smith, and Kathy Bates from director Scott Derrickson. The film opens on Dec. 12, 2008.

“The Day the Earth Stood Still” is a contemporary reinvention of the 1951 classic starring Reeves as Klaatu, an alien who arrives on Earth just in time for a global upheaval. Governments and scientists try to determine the intent of Klaatu and a woman (Connelly) and her stepson (Smith) get involved in the mystery. The film opens on Friday, December 12th, 2008.

You can click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through this slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below.

  1. DayEarth01: The arrival of an enormous orb in New York’s Central Park triggers a global upheaval in The Day the Earth Stood Still. Photo credit: WETA

  2. DayEarth02: Keanu Reeves stars as Klaatu, an alien whose arrival on our planet triggers a global upheaval in The Day the Earth Stood Still. Photo credit: Doane Gregory

  3. DayEarth03: Jennifer Connelly as Dr. Helen Benson and Keanu Reeves as Klaatu in The Day the Earth Stood Still. Photo credit: Doane Gregory

  4. DayEarth04: Keanu Reeves stars as Klaatu, an alien being whose arrival on Earth triggers a global upheaval. Photo credit: Doane Gregory

  5. DayEarth05: Klaatu (Keanu Reeves) prepares to turn the tables on a polygraph operator (David Richmond-Peck), as the alien begins his mission on Earth.Photo credit: Cinesite

  6. DayEarth06: Jennifer Connelly stars as Dr. Helen Benson, a noted scientist who tries to unravel the mystery surrounding the arrival of an alien being. Photo credit: Doane Gregory

  7. DayEarth07: Helen Benson (Jennifer Connelly) and her stepson Jacob (Jaden Smith) are caught up in the incredible events that follow the arrival of an alien being. Photo credit: Doane Gregory

  8. DayEarth08: Keanu Reeves and director Scott Derrickson review a scene on the set of The Day the Earth Stood Still. Photo credit: Doane Gregory

  9. DayEarth09: The arrival in New York’s Central Park of a giant sphere from another world may have dire consequences for our planet. Photo credit: WETA

  10. DayEarth10: Klaatu’s (Keanu Reeves) mission on Earth is tied to the spheres that have also arrived on the planet. Photo credit: WETA

  11. DayEarth11: A massive and seemingly unstoppable alien force destroys a stadium in seconds. Photo credit: WETA

  12. DayEarth12: The arrival in New York’s Central Park of a giant sphere from another world may have dire consequences for our planet. Photo credit: WETA

  13. DayEarth13: Klaatu’s (Keanu Reeves) arrival on Earth via a giant sphere, triggers a global upheaval. Photo credit: WETA

  14. DayEarth14: Helen Benson (Jennifer Connelly, left), her stepson Jacob Benson (Jaden Smith) and Klaatu (Keanu Reeves) race to stop an imminent global catastrophe. Photo credit: Doane Gregory

  15. DayEarth15: Jacob Benson (Jaden Smith, left) and Klaatu (Keanu Reeves) react to an event that could have dire consequences for the planet. Photo credit: Doane Gregory

    By BRIAN TALLERICO
    Staff Writer
    HollywoodChicago.com
    brian@hollywoodchicago.com

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