Revolution SF posts some interesting behind-the-scenes info on the upcoming I, Robot movie starring Will Smith. The gist, as one might not expect in light of Peter Jackson’s near-perfect re-telling of Lord of the Rings, is that this movie has nothing – zip – to do with Asimov’s robot stories. The poster, Revolution SF editor Jayme Lynn Blaschke, even goes on to recite a hilarious re-telling of Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics. To wit:
First Law: A filmmaker may not injure source material, or, through inaction, allow source material to come to harm.
Second Law: A filmmaker must obey orders given it by the author of the source material, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
Third Law: A filmmaker must protect its own artistic integrity as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.