Hollywood is about to release a remake of the science fiction classic "The Day the Earth Stood Still."
This time, rather than coming to earth to warn us about our dangerous foray into the nuclear age, Klaatu and Gort have returned to caution us about -- wait for it -- global warming!
Honestly, you can't possibly make this stuff up!
As marvelously reported Friday by Vic Holtreman of Screen Rant (his delicious picture to the right, emphasis added):
I don't know how familiar you are with the original (and classic) version of The Day the Earth Stood Still, but it was borne out of fears of the Atomic Age and the initial stirrings of the Cold War. Today it may seem quaint and dated but at the time it was a very relevant theme to be tackled from a sci-fi angle.
Over at MTV.com they've quoted Keanu Reeves in an interview and while he admits that yes, there is a huge threat posed by the staggering number of international conflicts...
"The version [of 'The Day the Earth Stood Still'] I was just working on, instead of being man against man, it’s more about man against nature. My Klaatu says that if the Earth dies, you die. If you die, the earth survives. I’m a friend to the earth." [...]
[W]ith all the conflict and outright genocide going on in the world today, an alien is going to come from outer space and try to get us to buy carbon credits?
Those looking for real comedy on a Saturday should read MTV.com's complete article on this subject...but, do so without fluids, sharp objects, or flammables nearby.