Why remake a sci-fi classic like The Day the Earth Stood Still? That's what Keanu Reeves initially asked: "I came to the director, Scott Derrickson, like why do you want to do this? Why remake a classic? And he said, 'Yes, it is a classic, but I think we can take that premise, that story, and retell it today.'"
Reeves was sold on the "contrast of the plot." But will fans be? See our review of The Day the Earth Stood Still. And if you're looking for additional details about this action-packed remake, see our interview with Keanu Reeves and interview with Jennifer Connelly.