Jaden Smith meets Klaatu

His dad is famous for fighting aliens, but it looks like Jaden Smith is reaching out to ET in a much less violent way.

He’s nabbed the role of Jacob, the eight-year-old stepson of scientist Helen Benson (Jennifer Connelly), who is the first person to make contact with Klaatu (Keanu Reeves).

The remake of the 1951 sci fi classic is shooting in Vancouver right now, and you can read The Hollywood Reporter’s full report .