Keanu Reeves to play friendly alien in upcoming flick

November 28th, 2008 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI  

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London, Nov 28 (ANI): Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves has revealed that he will portray a friendly alien called Klatu in his upcoming flick, which will be a remake of 1951 sci-fi classic The Day the Earth Stood Still.

In both the original movie and the remake, Klaatu arrives on Earth with a warning, but here Klaatu is a friend of the planet but not of mankind, and if he kills the latter, the former will survive.

The flick will also be featuring Jennifer Connelly, John Cleese and Will Smith’’s 10-year-old son, Jaden.

“Actually, I”m not sure people would want to see this Klaatu,” the Telegraph quoted Keanu as saying.

“He’’s a little different from the original character, who was played by Michael Rennie in the 1951 classic. He was pretty idealised in the first film. He had Christian, spiritual overtones and he had a naturalism to him. He was more human than human. I am a little less naturalistic, Keanu added. (ANI)

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