My soul weeps. Twentieth Century Fox is remaking the 1951 science fiction classic, The Day the Earth Stood Still.

Sci Fi Wire reports Kathy Bates may appear while Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly are already signed. I love Connelly, but sobs wrack my soul when I think of Keanu Reeves uttering the immortal phrase, “Gort! Klaatu barada nikto.”

Perhaps we’ll get lucky and the writers will stay out on strike forever.