History Trivia / IRobot

27th Oct '17 7:18:03 AM NWolfman
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/HarlanEllison wrote a screenplay in TheSeventies (it's still in print!) which was much closer to Asimov's anthology. Unfortunately, the plot (which looked back on Susan Calvin's life in a manner deliberately similar to ''Film/CitizenKane'') and the FX-heavy scenes (which included a lost city in the Amazon, several alien planets, and a duel in what would later be called {{cyberspace}}) [[ExecutiveMeddling didn't fit the producer's vision and/or budget]], so it was shelved. Oddly enough, some [=DVD=]s of the 2004 film came bundled with a copy.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ActorInspiredElement: The decision to use Music/StevieWonder's "Superstition" as Del's wake-up music came when director Alex Proyas heard Creator/WillSmith rocking out to it in his trailer.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen
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Creator/HarlanEllison wrote a screenplay in TheSeventies (it's still in print!) which was much closer to Asimov's anthology. Unfortunately, the plot (which looked back on Susan Calvin's life in a manner deliberately similar to ''Film/CitizenKane'') and the FX-heavy scenes (which included a lost city in the Amazon, several alien planets, and a duel in what would later be called {{cyberspace}}) [[ExecutiveMeddling didn't fit the producer's vision and/or budget]], so it was shelved. Oddly enough, some [=DVD=]s of the 2004 film came bundled with a copy.





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\n* WordOfGod: Though it's not in the text proper, screenwriter Akiva Goldsmith theorized on the DVDCommentary that Calvin's absolute faith in robotics comes from having been [[RapeAsBackstory a rape victim]], believing that robots would never be irrational enough to [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil commit such an atrocity]].

5th Jun '17 3:18:55 AM TitoMosquito
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** Creator/WillSmith was asked to pen and perform a hip-hop song for the film, as he did for ''Film/MenInBlack'' and ''Film/WildWildWest''. After giving it some thought, Smith decided against it, saying the song "I, Robot" which featured lyrics about the "robots comin' " to take over, would take away the serious edge from the film. There would have also been a scene of Will/Spooner and Sonny having a dance fight.


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** Creator/WillSmith was asked to pen and perform a hip-hop song for the film, as he did for ''Film/MenInBlack'' and ''Film/WildWildWest''. After giving it some thought, Smith decided against it, saying the song "I, Robot" which featured lyrics about the "robots comin' " to take over, would take away the serious edge from the film. There If it was actually made, there would have also been a scene of Will/Spooner and Sonny having a dance fight.

29th Dec '16 4:00:13 PM TitoMosquito
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** Creator/WillSmith was asked to pen and perform a hip-hop song for the film, as he did for ''Film/MenInBlack'' and ''Film/WildWildWest''. After giving it some thought, Smith decided against it, saying the song "I, Robot" which featured lyrics about the "robots comin' " to take over, would take away the serious edge from the film. There would have also included a scene of Will/Spooner and Sonny having a dance fight.


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** Creator/WillSmith was asked to pen and perform a hip-hop song for the film, as he did for ''Film/MenInBlack'' and ''Film/WildWildWest''. After giving it some thought, Smith decided against it, saying the song "I, Robot" which featured lyrics about the "robots comin' " to take over, would take away the serious edge from the film. There would have also included been a scene of Will/Spooner and Sonny having a dance fight.

29th Dec '16 12:36:25 AM TitoMosquito
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\n** VIKI was originally gonna be male, but writers felt it would give away TheReveal as it would remind viewers of [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey HAL]].
** Creator/WillSmith was asked to pen and perform a hip-hop song for the film, as he did for ''Film/MenInBlack'' and ''Film/WildWildWest''. After giving it some thought, Smith decided against it, saying the song "I, Robot" which featured lyrics about the "robots comin' " to take over, would take away the serious edge from the film. There would have also included a scene of Will/Spooner and Sonny having a dance fight.

19th Apr '16 11:29:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Creator/WillSmith is Spooner.
** [[Film/StarTrekFirstContact Zephram Cochrane]] (aka JamesCromwell, aka king of all "That Guy"s) is Dr. Lanning.
** Creator/ShiaLaBeouf is bad at cussing.
** Sonny is voiced by none other than by Alan Tudyk
** BruceGreenwood is the RedHerring villain.
** Spooner's boss is [[Film/UndercoverBrother Da Chief]] once again.
19th Dec '15 6:06:54 PM nombretomado
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** ShiaLaBeouf is bad at cussing.

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** ShiaLaBeouf Creator/ShiaLaBeouf is bad at cussing.
14th Jun '15 11:09:54 AM allium
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/HarlanEllison wrote a screenplay in TheSeventies (it's still in print!) which was much closer to Asimov's anthology. Unfortunately, the plot (which looked back on Susan Calvin's life in a manner deliberately similar to ''Film/CitizenKane'') and the FX-heavy scenes (which included a lost city in the Amazon and a duel in what would later be called {{cyberspace}}) [[ExecutiveMeddling didn't fit the producer's vision and/or budget]], so it was shelved. Oddly enough, some [=DVD=]s of the 2004 film came bundled with a copy.


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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/HarlanEllison wrote a screenplay in TheSeventies (it's still in print!) which was much closer to Asimov's anthology. Unfortunately, the plot (which looked back on Susan Calvin's life in a manner deliberately similar to ''Film/CitizenKane'') and the FX-heavy scenes (which included a lost city in the Amazon Amazon, several alien planets, and a duel in what would later be called {{cyberspace}}) [[ExecutiveMeddling didn't fit the producer's vision and/or budget]], so it was shelved. Oddly enough, some [=DVD=]s of the 2004 film came bundled with a copy.

3rd Mar '15 2:11:11 PM MarkLungo
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!!The film:

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!!The film:
!![[Film/IRobot The film:]]



** WillSmith is Spooner.

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** WillSmith Creator/WillSmith is Spooner.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/HarlanEllison wrote a screenplay in TheSeventies (it's still in print!) which was much closer to Asimov's anthology. Unfortunately, the plot (which looked back on Susan Calvin's life in a manner deliberately similar to Film/CitizenKane) and the FX-heavy scenes (which included a lost city in the Amazon and a duel in what would later be called {{cyberspace}}) [[ExecutiveMeddling didn't fit the producer's vision and/or budget]], so it was shelved. Oddly enough, some [=DVD=]s of the 2004 film came bundled with a copy.


!!The Asimov book:

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/HarlanEllison wrote a screenplay in TheSeventies (it's still in print!) which was much closer to Asimov's anthology. Unfortunately, the plot (which looked back on Susan Calvin's life in a manner deliberately similar to Film/CitizenKane) ''Film/CitizenKane'') and the FX-heavy scenes (which included a lost city in the Amazon and a duel in what would later be called {{cyberspace}}) [[ExecutiveMeddling didn't fit the producer's vision and/or budget]], so it was shelved. Oddly enough, some [=DVD=]s of the 2004 film came bundled with a copy.


!!The Asimov book:!![[Literature/IRobot The book]] by Creator/IsaacAsimov:

!![[Music/IRobot The album]] by Music/TheAlanParsonsProject:

* Creator/{{Hipgnosis}}: Did the cover art in collaboration with George Hardie, who drew the robot.
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14th Oct '14 10:10:18 PM LordAaronus
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** [[Film/StarTrekFirstContact Cochrane]] is Dr. Lanning.

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** [[Film/StarTrekFirstContact Zephram Cochrane]] (aka JamesCromwell, aka king of all "That Guy"s) is Dr. Lanning.



** James Cromwell, king of all "That Guy"s, as Lanning.
28th May '14 8:41:28 PM RayAP9
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\n* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/HarlanEllison wrote a screenplay in TheSeventies (it's still in print!) which was much closer to Asimov's anthology. Unfortunately, the plot (which looked back on Susan Calvin's life in a manner deliberately similar to Film/CitizenKane) and the FX-heavy scenes (which included a lost city in the Amazon and a duel in what would later be called {{cyberspace}}) [[ExecutiveMeddling didn't fit the producer's vision and/or budget]], so it was shelved. Oddly enough, some [=DVD=]s of the 2004 film came bundled with a copy.

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