As a fan of the previous 'Outer Limits' adaption of Issac Asimov's "I, Robot" I was a little worried when the plan was announced to use the tale for to make a big budget sci-fi epic starring Will Smith. But, the first trailer seems to indicate that the film may actually turn out to be quite entertaining. The director previously helmed "The Crow" and "Dark City".
It looks like it's a lot different then the original story or the Outer Limits episode though. With the emphasis being on a lot of action. But I'll give it a shot. It definatly looks like it could be worth wasting a few hours of my life for. Here's the synopsis and links to the new trailer. Just right click and save one of the sizes. The movie opens 7/16/2004.
SmallSet in a future Earth (2035 A.D.) where robots are common assistants and workers for their human owners, this is the story of "robotophobic" Chicago Police Detective Del Spooner's (Smith) investigation into the murder of Dr. Miles Hogenmiller, who works at U.S. Robotics (run by Greenwood), in which a robot, Sonny (Tudyk), appears to be implicated, even though that would mean the robot had violated the Laws of Robotics, which is apparently impossible.
It seems impossible because.. if robots can break those laws, there's nothing to stop them from taking over the world, as humans have grown to become completely dependent upon their robots. Or maybe... they already have? Aiding Spooner in his investigation is a psychologist, Dr. Susan Calvin (Moynahan), who specializes in the psyches of robots...
MTFBWY and HH!!
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