Bates, Smith Join Earth Remake

Kathy Bates (Misery) and Will Smith’s son Jaden (“The Pursuit of Happyness”) have joined Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly and Jon Hamm in 20th Century Fox’s remake of “The Day the Earth Stood Still” reports Bloody-Disgusting.

Directed by Scott Derrickson (“The Exorcism of Emily Rose”), the story follows a UFO landing on Earth and the sole alien occupant telling the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.

Shooting is currently underway in Vancouver and will continue through til March.