I saw the trailer for the movie I, Robot last night when I went to see Kill Bill Volume 2. For a few seconds into the trailer I thought it was the movie treatment of Caves of Steel, but shortly realized that Asimov's 3 laws of robotics had been turned into scaffolding to hang a stereotypical Will Smith action movie off of (Bad Boys with robots).

They could have done a lot more with the mountains of material Isaac Asimov produced. What a disappointment.




Saturday, April 17, 2004 6:56:00 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
I felt the same way when I saw the trailer via a /. link some time back. Given how cagey the Tolkien estate have been about commercial exploitation of LoTR, The Hobbit, etc, I wonder *what* the Asimov Estate was smoking.
Sunday, April 18, 2004 5:18:32 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Sunday, April 18, 2004 6:41:56 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
What a freakin' coincidence. I saw Kill Bill v.2 last night, too, and the "I, Robot" trailer, after which I turned to my fiancee and said (and I quote): "Isaac Asimov must be rolling over in his grave." What a funny coincidence that we had, literally, the same saying after seeing that trailer.
Monday, April 19, 2004 3:25:32 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
He can join Phillip K. Dick in his gravsite pirouettes.

I shudder to think what a movie version of "Ringworld" would be like. They'll probably wait until Niven is dead as well before they turn his stories into a happy meal.
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