Jennifer Connelly has just come aboard the 20th Century Fox remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still. According to Variety, Keanu Reeves is also starring in this modernized take on the old classic.

Scott Derrickson will be directing a screenplay by David Scarpa, which is based on an earlier draft by Ryne Douglas. The story will remain true to the original film. A group of aliens land on Earth with a dire message: Live in peace or be destroyed. Connelly will play Helen Benson, a role occupied by Patricia Neal in the original.

The film will begin principle photography in Vancouver this December.