I just snagged this from Andy’s Digg feed (which I’ve been sadly behind on lately). It settles the question of whether or not there is a “Gort” character in the upcoming remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still.
Moderator: What can you tell us about Gort?
Scott: Somewhere along the line there developed rumors that there was no Gort — there is definitely Gort. It wouldn’t be TDTESS with no Gort. We went through various visualizations…at least 100’s of possibilities. We ended up coming back not far from the original in the concept. I began to see the simple brilliance of the human form chosen by this alien. They’re still working on him — WETA is doing it.
WETA IS DOING IT? Ok, so now we know that they will at least get the Gort character right. WETA doesn’t do anything half-assed. The rest of the movie… well, we’ll wait and see…
The full text version of the FOX Studio panel at Comic-Con 2008 (including The Day The Earth Stood Still, Max Payne, and Wolverine “the movie”) can be found HERE. Spoilers abound! You’ve been warned.