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Robot? Not I!

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.

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6 Comments on Robot? Not I!

  1. About what I expected from the early looks. It’s gonna stink on ice.

    Why don’t they just make the Ellison screenplay? That was one excellent version.

  2. Was it? I’ve seen that one at used book stores and always passed it by. Although…hmmm…maybe this gives me a reason to feed my addiction.

  3. This is problem with SF movies, Hollywood suits. Maybe Bill Gates has a few extra billion he would give to a new movie company dedicated to quality SF films.

  4. Using Microsoft’s definition of quality? I’ll pass.

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