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USA & UK: Twentieth Century Fox
Cast: Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Alan Tudyk, James Cromwell, Bruce Greenwood, Adrian L Ricard, Chi McBride, Jerry Wasserman, Fiona Hogan, Peter Shinkoda, Terry Chen, David Haysom, Scott Heindl, Sharon Wilkins, Craig March, Kyanna Cox, Darren Moore, Aaron Douglas, Shayla Dyson, Bobby L Stewart, Nicola Crosbie, Emily Tennant, Shia LaBeouf, Michael St John Smith, Travis Webster, Roger Haskett, Tiffany Knight, Angela Moore, Ryan Zwick, Essra Vischon, Kenyan Lewis, Aaron Joseph, Simon R Baker, Marrett Green
Director: Alex Proyas
UK: 114 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for intense stylized action, and some brief partial nudity
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate violence
USA Release Date: 16 July 2004
UK Release Date: 6 August 2004
Inspired by the classic story collection by famed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov, I, ROBOT is a thriller in which a detective investigates a crime that might have been perpetrated by a robot - even though this futuristic society's Three Laws of Robotics dictate that such an event an impossibility.
Will Smith stars as Detective Del Spooner in the high-tech thriller I, ROBOT, suggested by the book of short stories by visionary author Isaac Asimov. In the year 2035, technology and robots are a trusted part of everyday life. In this film, that trust is broken and only one man, alone against the system, sees it coming.
Chicago, 2035. Techno and robophobe Detective Agent Spooner (Smith, Independence Day, Ali) is appointed to investigate the alleged suicide of friend and father of modern robotics, Dr. Alfred Lanning (James Cromwell, The Green Mile, L.A. Confidential). At a time when robots have become commonplace in homes, Spooner suspects robots have turned against Lanning's first law, 'A Robot Must Not Harm a Human Being' and that the suicide may in fact be murder.
When Sonny (Alan Tudyk, Dodgeball, 28 Days), a robot that has been taught human emotions, runs from the scene of the crime, Spooner enlists the help of ice-cool robot psychologist Dr. Susan Calvin (Bridget Moynahan, The Recruit, Serendipity) to track him down. Spooner deduces that scientist Lanning has left a trail of clues and has reprogrammed Sonny to help them uncover a suspected conspiracy. The events that follow lead them right to the heart of the multimillion-dollar corporation, U.S Robotics for an awe-inspiring showdown!
I, ROBOT employs spectacular visual effects innovations beyond any ever before put on screen to bring a world of robots to life. The character of Sonny, a special robot who holds the key to a murder - and perhaps the survival of the human race - represents the cutting edge in photorealism. Indeed, Sonny is the most realistic, emotionally complete, three-dimensional CGI character ever created on film.
I, ROBOT is directed by Alex Proyas (DARK CITY, THE CROW), who creates an extraordinary future Chicago - circa 2035 - where robots are completely integrated into society. Bridget Moynahan stars opposite Will Smith, as the robot psychologist Dr Susan Calvin. Bruce Greenwood plays Lawrence Robertson, the corporate head of U.S. Robotics, and Chi McBride portrays Spooner's boss and friend Lt. John Bergin. Actor Alan Tudyk's physical performance inspired the digital creation of the robot Sonny. James Cromwell plays the pivotal role of the brilliant and reclusive scientist Dr. Alfred Lanning.
Subtitles: Hard of Hearing English
Original Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 (16x9)
Sound Quality: 5.1 /5.1 DTS
Special Features Disc 1:
Commentary by Director Alex Proyas /
Screenwriter Akiva Goldsman
Commentary by Production Designer Patrick
Tatopoulis; Editor Richard Learoyd: Visual Effects S
Supervisor John Nelson: Associate Producer John
Kilkenny: Animation Supervisor - Andrew Jones of
Digital Domain: Visual Effects Supervisors Brain Van't Hul & Joe Letteri of Weta Digital; Erik Nash of Digital Domain, Dale Fay of Rainmaker: Lead CG Supervisor Eric Saindon of Weta Digital and Erik
Winquist of Weta Digital
Commentary by composer Marco Beltrami
The Making of I,Robot
Trailer: Alien Vs Predator
Special Features Disc 2:
Day Out of Days: The I,Robot Production Diaries
Sentient Machines: Robotic Behaviour
About Science Fiction & Robots
The Filmmakers' Toolbox & Visual Effects
Extended & Deleted Scenes