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

* 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
** 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.
** 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. If it was actually made, there would have been a scene of Will/Spooner and Sonny having a dance fight.
* 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]].

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

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