Earth Stands Still For Keanu

Ever thought Keanu Reeves looked a bit like an alien? Well you’re right.

Twentieth Century Fox has set Reeves to star in the remake of the 1951 Robert Wise-directed sci-fi classic “The Day the Earth Stood Still” reports Variety.

Reeves committed over the weekend to play Klaatu, a humanoid alien who arrives on Earth accompanied by an indestructible, heavily armed robot and a warning to world leaders that their continued aggression will lead to annihilation by species watching from afar.

Scott Derrickson (“The Exorcism of Emily Rose”) is directing from a script by David Scarpa. A late fall or early 2008 start of shooting is planned.