The Day the Earth Stood Still Released … into Outer Space
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Twentieth Century Fox's remake of the 1951 sci-fi classic The Day the Earth Stood Still will be the widest release ever — including a journey into outer space.
Fox and a privately owned celestial communications network will use equipment at Cape Canaveral, Fla., to begin beaming Earth Stood Still to Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to Earth, reports Variety.
This is the first attempt by a Hollywood studio to beam up a movie into space (so... many... Star Trek jokes).
Even if there is life in Alpha Centauri, it will take four years for it to receive the transmission of the sci-fi flick, which boasts a cast including Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly and Jaden Smith.
Back at home on Earth, the movie will open in 3,560 runs domestically on Friday, including more than 120 Imax theaters.
Do you think beaming a movie about the destruction of our planet to distant, uncharted galaxies is a fantastic idea? Does this stunt make you want to see the movie more?