Die archivierten Nachrichten aus der Rubrik "Aktuelles"...
Für die TV- und Internet-Werbekampagne zum Kinostart von "I, Robot" (5. August) nutzt der Verleiher Twentieth Century Fox of Germany erstmals das konvergente Kommunikationssystem "WebEvent" des ProSieben-Internet-Dienstleisters SevenOne Interactive. [...]
Auch der zweite Big-Budget-Trumpf von Fox in diesem Sommer hat gestochen: "I, Robot" setzte sich mit vorerst noch geschätzten 52,3 Mio. Dollar Einspiel an die Spitze der US-Charts. Wenn sich diese Zahlen bestätigen, wäre das das beste Drei-Tage-Wochenend-Ergebnis in der Karriere von Will Smith - 100.000 Dollar vor "Men in Black II", seine bisherige Bestmarke. [...]
Bei Moviehole gibt es eine Kritik von Clint (4/5)...
[...] The robots aren’t the only thing that’s up to scratch in Proyas’s new science-fiction blockbuster though - part "Bladerunner", part "Minority Report", a smidgen "ID4" - it’s story, human leads, and predominately, look, are about as snug as a Joey in a pouch.
[...] Alex Proyas ("The Crow", "Dark City") not only has a great eye for casting - Will Smith is a perfect fit for the role of the smart-arsey cop lead - but his knack for what looks spiffy visually is incontrovertible. From the sumptuous city landscapes to the futuristic gadgets, cars (the super car is an Audi Le Mans Quattro supercar with a twin-turbo V10), buildings and of course, numerous robots, this thing looks as stunning as free-bunny day at Hef’s. Not for a moment does anything in the film look ‘too fake’ either - see both "the Day After tomorrow" or "Van Helsing" as examples of how CGI can go terribly wrong - or neither over-indulgent or gratuitous. If anything, Proyas has cleanly created what could definitely be the world some thirty years from now. [...]
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Quint... Und auch Harry Knowles hat eine Meinung zu "I, Robot", die man bei AICN nachlesen kann...
[...] In the end - the film is entertaining. Of the 3 main Genre films of Proyas, this is my least favorite, but that’s THE CROW and DARK CITY... both of which I think are perfect... so, this had pretty high competition in terms of Proyas’ career.
Remember, low expectations meant pleasantly surprised, but not blown away.
Bei DH gibt es ein Interview mit Will Smith...
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zur Weltpremiere in Westwood...
[...] there is a lot more to love then to hate, the movie is 80% good, and that seems to be quite a bit these days. It's no Spidey but it has some great lines, awesome sets, great special effects (the robots were fucking amazing) some excellent action scenes, and a nice little surprising moral lesson at the end.
Will Smith does fine, Bruce Greenwood is his usual brilliant self, and the main robot struggles with his lack of humantity admirably. It is definitely worth checking out, Alex Proyas did a fine job cobbling it together and while you won't run out and tatoo I Robot on your ass you will at least shrug and think 'yeah, it was pretty good'.
Bei Yahoo! Movies gibt es Ausschnitte aus dem Film...
Bei Latino Review gibt es das finale Poster...
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zu einer Rohfassung...
[...] overall I think its going to be quite different than what the trailers have seemed to lead into. And I think that this will unleash Alex Proyas onto the world with a vengeance, and maybe now he can get some great movies out there. I just hope this one does well, because with the CG and cuts in place, it should be a rather good B-Action movie. Which is hard to come by. [...]
Unter MysteryClock.com hat Alex Proyas einen "I, Robot" Internet-Only Trailer veröffentlicht !!!
Die Offizielle Website bietet die "Alex Proyas Featurette" !!!
und HNR gibt es Bilder des neuen Audi RSQ, der in "I, Robot" seinen grossen Auftritt haben wird !!!
Apple.com hat einen neuen "I, Robot" Trailer veröffentlicht !!!
Bei DH gibt es einen Bericht über die "I, Robot"-Präsentation auf der ShoWest 2004...
The last flick on the line-up was again an extended trailer look at the Alex Proyas sci-fi story. Whilst the current trailer out in theatres feels wrong in tone, this clip was much better with lots more looks at scenes involving what is essentially a robot insurrection/takeover and a clearer idea of the plot and threat - seems there's one robot for every five humans, and many scenes which look like people in their homes being attacked by the haywire automotons. Will Smith himself was also on hand going on about how proud he was of the flick.
The Trades hat Screenshots aus dem kommenden "I, Robot" Trailer veröffentlicht, den man auszugsweise bei
The Movie Box betrachten kann (Quicktime) !!!
Die Offizielle Website ist gestartet... Sehenswert !!! Zeta Minor veröffentlichte am 3. März ein paar sehenswerte Screenshots aus der "I, Robot Sizzle Reel" !!!
Intertain.dk hat neue Szenenbilder veröffentlicht !!!
The Z Review hat neue Szenenbilder veröffentlicht !!!
Bei CS! gibt es ein neues Szenenbild...
Bei FilmJerk gibt es ein positives Script-Review...
[...] have to admit of being a fan of Hillary Seitz's work, as her screenplay for "Insomnia" ranks amongst one of my most recent favorites. She does some solid work here, as this script is strong from beginning to end; writing science-fiction isn't an easy act, especially from a dense body of source material. Gladly, "Robot" does not become too ostentatious (a la the sequels to "The Matrix") or too dim-witted ("Paycheck"), nor does she dumb down or explain everything we see on the screen. Of course, this simpleness doesn't endanger the story, with the plot still very accessible. Ditto this for the mystery aspect as well. I like to think I've become an expert at predicting thrillers, but this time I didn't see it coming (As a hint, it's just a matter of time before people will start heavily comparing this film to "Blade Runner"). In Seitz's effort, director Alex Proyas has a solid blueprint to make a good movie; greatness will have to wait until we see the visual side of this story this summer. [...]
Bei IMPAwards.com gibt es das Teaser-Poster !!!
Ein erster "I, Robot" Teaser (in Form eines Werbeclips für den NS-5) ist online - zu finden unter IRobotNow.com !!!
Bei HNR gibt es noch mehr Bilder vom Set...
I, Robot is currently in the middle of some major location work at 3 Greater Vancouver sites. We are able to show you some pictures of what's happening at the largest one of them all in Downtown Vancouver at the new Cordova Viaduct in front of the Shaw Tower. The other locations are the new ICBC Building in Surrey and Pier 94 in North Vancouver.
[...] the immense green screens assembled on the Cordova Viaduct complete with blimp lights to light the area and some of the "burning rubble" from the riots that occur in these scenes.
Bei HNR gibt es weitere Bilder vom Set...
[...] some nice shots of I, Robot action at Cambie and West Cordova(right beside the legendary Cambie Pub). The scene took a few weeks to set up and apparently they still play basketball in the future. Also we've got a look at what the police look like, some funky eyeglasses and a futuristic backpack [...]
Bei HNR gibt es wieder einen Schwung neuer Bilder vom Set...
[...] pictures of the action at Hastings and Main in Vancouver. Included is by far the coolest car we've seen so far on set, along with more shots of the "Green Guys" in costume(you'll notice their numbers on their chests so they can be sorted out later in post), some futuristic street computer consoles and other pics
Bei HNR gibt es weitere Bilder vom Set...
I, Robot has been filming at Hastings and Main in the gritty Downtown Eastside part of Vancouver. HNR now presents exclusive pictures of filming including the first shots of the "Green Guys" and some funky street scenes. "The Green Guys" are the stand-ins for the CGI Robots to be put in later in post-production sort of like "Gollum" in "Lord Of the Rings".
AICN zitiert den "Raggedy Man"...
[...] "I, Robot" may not be true to the book, and it may not be the adaptation that hardcore sci-fi fans were hoping for... but I must say, upon closer inspection it looks like it may not be total crap.
Alex Proyas is directing it and it looks like he's going for a very stylish, very heavily CGI laden, action thriller. And while it's not the psychological-philosophical story that Asimov wrote, it may just be a good movie in its own right. But then, that's my faith in Proyas.
The digital storyboards reveal a very action packed finale with Will Smith being hunted by hordes of robots. And of course the Fresh Prince is armed with the standard BFG (Big Friggin Gun) and an attractive scientist woman at his side. Also joining forces with the hero from Bel Air, is Alan Tudyk (You know, Wash, from Firefly)(And if not, do the words "I will FONG you!" ring a bell?) He's playing one of the lead good guy robots named Sonny. And he marches around set in green body tights, so that only his face is showing. Robotic effects are to be added in post.
And thats the way with most of the robots. There are the Background Robots, also dressed in green from top to toe, who had to go to a special "Robot School", to learn how to properly act like Proyas' vision of what a robot should be. And there are prop robots, purely cgi robots... robots, robots, robots...
And CGI is the name of the game. While some things are shot on location throughout Vancouver, most of it is being done in 80% green-screen studios. And mumblings and rumblings around the various departments, is that the film is quickly approaching the $200 million mark.
One of the things that worries me is, Will Smith, and the way his character is being portrayed as, "cool". He's got the long brown "Carlitos Way" leather jacket, the baggy cargo pants, the circa 1985 Converse shoes, and in some scenes he wears a tight little beanie on his head (slightly askew to give him the air of non-conformity).
But we shall see. It's definitely no small production, and will likely be pushed as a Blockbuster... but will the script and story be worthy of such a high price tag? Or will it simply be vacuous, high budget, eye candy? [...]
Bei HNR gibt es weitere Bilder von futuristischen Fortbewegungsmitteln...
Bei HNR gibt es ein paar Insider-Infos... Derweil berichtet HollywoodReporter.com...
Actor Shia LaBeouf, best known for his appearance on the current season of HBO's "Project Greenlight," has quickly become a hot Hollywood commodity as New Line Cinema has signed the actor to what may become a multipicture deal and 20th Century Fox has cast him opposite Will Smith in "I, Robot." The New Line deal will place LaBeouf in a starring role in a New Line release to shoot this fall, though exactly what film it will be has yet to be determined. "Shia has movie star written all over him, the hard part for us is going to be picking which production gets to have him," New Line production president Toby Emmerich said. The project LaBeouf will first star in will likely be either "Nothing but the Truth," "Whitebread," or "Bridge and Tunnel."
Bei AICN gibt es einen Bericht von Raggedy Man...
[...] It seems most of the money currently in circulation in the western hemisphere is being dumped directly into this movie. A single picture car cost 1.2 million to make. Whether or not the quality will warrant the garantuan budget remains to be seen.
Expect to see a complete bastardization of Isaac Asimov's classic. Will Smith is the lead, and he has marketing written all over him. Funky shades with blue lights built into the rims, brown leather jacket, a quadruple exhaust motorbike....
Recently they shut down one of the tunnels in vancouver for part of Smiths big motorcycle chase scene...
Odd. I don't remember any motorbike chases in the book.
Expect I, Robot action figures, video games, clothing lines, and of course lunchboxes...
Bei HNR gibt es weitere Bilder vom Set...
Bei HNR gibt es weitere Bilder vom Set...
Bei CS! gibt es weitere Set-Bilder...
[24.07.2003] Bei HNR gibt es Bilder vom Set...
Quint von AICN berichtet von der San Diego Comic-Con...
[...] I, ROBOT had a taped greeting by Will Smith. He assured us that I, ROBOT will be fantastic and is being faithfully adapted by director Alex Proyas. A little behind the scenes stuff was shown... Looks impressive... lots of wire work, people getting shot backwards and one little glimpse of a robot hand, which looked very much like the fingers on the Asimov covers. Coming from Proyas, I'm very excited about this project.
[18.07.2003] Bei Movies.com gibt einen Set-Bericht...
[15.07.2003] Bei CS! gibt es ein Interview mit Will Smith...
[...] "I'm working now in Vancouver on a film, called 'I Robot,' to be out next summer... big Fox [movie], you know, blockbuster robots fighting, blowing up," Smith tells ComingSoon.net, "The translation we take it into 2035. So we take the technology, and it's pushed slightly ahead of the technology that Asimov had envisioned with his robots. And our story, I actually play a detective who is investigating a robot-on-human murder."
Smith said he read "I, Robot" after filming the movie. "I wasn't familiar with [the book] prior to the film." The sci-fi thriller, directed by Alex Proyas and also starring Bridget Moynahan, hits theaters on July 16. [...]
[28.06.2003] Bei Latino Review gibt es das Transcript einer Pressekonferenz, sowie einen Set-Bericht...
[...] Will Smith stars as detective Del Spooner, a man who investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot - leading him to discover a far more frightening threat to the human race. Bridget Moynahan plays robot psychologist Susan Calvin. James Cromwell plays Dr. Lanning, a reclusive scientist who was the creator of much of the world’s robots. Bruce Greenwood and Chi McBride provide support as Lance Robertson, the head of U.S. Robotics and Lt. John Bergin, Smith’s superior, respectively. And much in the same way Andy Serkis performed as ‘Gollum’ in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, Alan Tudyk will be playing the character of "Sonny", the robot accused of murder. Using groundbreaking CGI effects, animators will be bringing "Sonny" to life utilizing Tudyk’s human nuances and movements and mixing them in with a computer-created robot. [...]
Looking at the conceptual art designs, I see what the look of the film is going to be. The city is beautiful, a metropolitan wonderland, sort of like "Blade Runner", except cleaner and shinier. The Chicago subways that we know now are transformed into sleek, roving speed machines riding alongside enormously tall buildings of glass. There are pictures of robots, rows upon rows of them, doing human work, like drilling and digging, producing an idea that this future world is a world where robots are basically slaves to humans and that humans have much easier lives because of it. [...]
[18.06.2003] CS! meldet...
James Cromwell and Bruce Greenwood have signed to co-star in "I, Robot," the 20th Century Fox adaptation of the Isaac Asimov book that just began shooting in Vancouver.
They join Will Smith, Bridget Moynihan and Chi McBride in the Alex Proyas-directed pic.
Cromwell ("L.A. Confidential") plays Dr. Lanning, the eccentric creator of the most advanced robot ever built, while Greenwood ("Hollywood Homicide") plays Lance Robertson, the bullish top exec at U.S. Robotics who tries to impede a murder investigation. Smith stars as Detective Spooner, a technophobe who's trying to track down the murderers in the futuristic film. He suspects robots, though their programming prohibits them from doing harm to humans.
[14.06.2003] CS! meldet...
I,Robot will be filmed in New Westminster - part of Greater Vancouver - in July and August, 2003. Two city blocks are being shut down to accomodate the building of a futuristic set over the existing structures in the city's downtown waterfront area.
[25.04.2003] Hollywood Reporter meldet...
"Boston Public" regular Chi McBride has joined the cast of the sci-fi actioner "I, Robot" opposite Will Smith for director Alex Proyas and 20th Century Fox. Shooting is scheduled to start May 5 in Vancouver. Inspired by the classic story collection by Isaac Asimov, "Robot" is a futuristic thriller in which a detective (Smith) investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, even though the three prevailing laws of the robot society suggest that such a crime is impossible. Bridget Moynahan and Alan Tudyk round out the cast. McBride will play the lieutenant boss of Smith's character who urges the detective to close the case to lessen any political fallout from the incident. Laurence Mark and John Davis are producing with Wyck Godfrey and Topher Dow executive producing. "Robot" was penned by Jeff Vintar, Hillary Seitz and Akiva Goldsman, the latter of whom wrote the most recent draft. TCF topper Hutch Parker is overseeing along with Emma Watts. McBride is repped by UTA and manager Sam Maydew at Pop Art Management. His feature credits include "Cradle 2 the Grave," "Undercover Brother" and "Narc."
[29.03.2003] CS! meldet...
According to Variety, Bridget Moynahan (The Recruit) has signed on to star opposite Will Smith in I, Robot, for 20th Century Fox.
Moynahan will portray a psychologist in the distant future with a specialty in robot psyches. She must aid a robot-phobic police detective (Smith) who's investigating a murder that seemingly violates the Laws of Robotics, which state that robots may not allow a human to come to harm.
Jeff Vintar adapted the script from Isaac Asimov's "I, Robot" anthology, with rewrites by Hilary Seitz and Akiva Goldsman.
Production should begin in May. The film's current release date is July 2, 2004. However, it's possible that Fox will change the date after Sony's announced on Wednesday that Spider-Man 2 will launch that same Friday.
[07.03.2003] Hollywood Reporter meldet...
"A Knight's Tale" star Alan Tudyk is ready to follow in the footsteps of Andy Serkis and the CGI creation Gollum from "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers." Tudyk has been cast as the animation reference for the CGI character Sonny opposite Will Smith in the sci-fi actioner "I, Robot" for 20th Century Fox and director Alex Proyas. Shooting is to begin in May on the project, being produced by Laurence Mark and John Davis, with Wyck Godfrey and Topher Dow executive producing. The project, inspired by the classic story collection by Isaac Asimov, is a futuristic thriller in which a detective (Smith) investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot (Tudyk), even though the three prevailing laws of the robot society suggest that such a crime is impossible.
[06.03.2003] FilmJerk weiss mehr über den Plot... Vorsicht SPOILER !!!
[...] This motion picture (most recently revised by Akiva Goldsman, dated January 31, 2003) will concentrate on Detective Del Spooner, who, with the aid of psychologist, Dr. Susan Calvin, will investigate the death of Dr. Miles Hogenmiller, a brilliant scientist who worked at US Robotics. Initially labeled a suicide, Spooner has other ideas, convinced that a robot may have taken the doctor’s life. Isolated and eccentric, Dr. Hogenmiller appears as a hologram of himself, summoning Spooner to his side after his death. He was working on a very special project when his life was cut short. He had created something quite extraordinary - a robot with a living brain, code named "Sonny." Spooner goes to Hogenmiller’s boss, Dr. Lance Robertson, with his suspicions. Incensed that Spooner wants to charge one of his robots with murder, Dr. Robertson maintains Dr. Hogenmiller took his own life. Terribly weary, Robertson knows full well that the future of his company would be snuffed out should the press get wind of the idea that a robot would, under any circumstances, kill a human being.
Other major characters will include Spooner’s superior, Lt. John Bergin, and Baldez and Chin, two forensic cops who see this case as their stepping stone to a better future. [...]
[08.02.2003] CS! meldet...
Columnists Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith report that 20th Century Fox is currently looking for Will Smith's co-star in I, Robot, based on nine Isaac Asimov short stories in which a detective investigates a crime that may have been done by a robot.
The duo say that pans call for the actor, who'll portray the mechanical man, to actually act on set with Will for six months. However, because he'll be replaced by a CGI robot, his face will never be seen on screen. Sounds much like Gollum in "Lord of the Rings".
The actor will be between 5-foot-11 and 6 feet tall, in his 20s or 30s, muscular, but not too muscular, ethereal, soft-spoken, gentle but strong, thoughtful, kind and obedient. They want to capture his movement and soul - just not him and his real voice may or may not be used.
Bei FilmJerk.com gibt es "Casting Couch"-Infos...
Will Smith's "partner" in I, Robot will be Sonny, the newest in a series of robots in the year 2050. Gentle yet strong, determined yet obedient, trim yet muscular but not beefy. Ethereal, thoughtful, soft-spoken and kind. Although a cyber-being of the future, he is VERY human. His movements are fluid, yet it’s apparent he’s not human. Naturally, Sonny will be 100% CG. The twenty two week shoot, under the guidance of Alex Proyas, begins in Vancouver in April.
[15.01.2003] Phantastik.de meldet...
Die Dreharbeiten an der Asimov-Verfilmung "I, Robot" werden
nun doch nicht in Australien, sondern in Kanada stattfinden.
Laut "Moviehole" laege es an Will Smith, der haette gemeint,
auf Dreharbeiten in Australien habe er keine Lust. Angeblich
soll 20th Century Fox nicht gerade begeistert darueber gewesen
sein, da mit einem Dreh in Kanada auch hoehere Produktionskosten
verbunden sind. Die F/X sollen allerdings trotzdem wie geplant
in Australien entstehen.
Bei Coming Attractions gibt es eine weitere Insider-Meldung...
[...] Filming starts on April 28 and is scheduled to go until October 3. Wyck Godfrey is the film's executive producer while Steve McGlothen is the co-producer.
[15.12.2002] Moviehole meldete kürzlich...
A contact at Fox Studios in Sydney today confirmed for me that "I Robot" will indeed be filming in Canada, not Australia.
He says, "(It's) due to lack of availability at fox studios in sydney (and cast preference.... but my understanding is not because of Will Smith. he spent a lot of time in sydney when his wife was working on the matrix sequels)." But once the project hits "post-production" status, Alex Proyas will move it back to home and fine tune it in Sydney, much the same as Miller will do with "Mad Max".
Hollywood Reporter meldet...
Will Smith is in negotiations to star in 20th Century Fox's "I, Robot," a big-screen adaptation of Isaac Asimov's classic science fiction book series. Alex Proyas ("Dark City") will direct. Production is scheduled to begin in the spring, with John Davis, Lawrence Mark and Topher Dow producing. Adapted by Jeff Vintar, "Robot" revolves around a society in which robots function alongside human beings in a servile capacity and are both harmless and helpful. The story line centers on a technophobic police officer (Smith) who is called in to investigate a murder that he believes was committed by a robot and uncovers a giant conspiracy.
Bei Coming Attractions gibt es eine weitere Insider-Meldung...
[...] According to our source the project has quietly moved into development and is looking around Vancouver for "things". Whether that means the film is seeking studio space and will shoot partly in Canada remains unclear. Still, our man on the inside tells us that the buzz is that it's shaping up to be planned for a summer release..."Which summer I dont know."
Bei Coming Attractions gibt es eine Insider-Meldung...
"Everyone in town knows Will Smith has been dancing around this project--once again--for weeks now," writes our red friend. "He'll have to make his final decision soon, as the project is still gearing up for a spring start." So how long with Fox let Smith go before he has to make that final decision?
Regisseur Alex Proyas arbeitet derzeit an einer Adaption von
Isaac Asimovs Roman "I, Robot" fuer die Leinwand und meinte,
dass die F/X des Films eine Herausforderung seien. [...]
In der deutschen Übersetzung der Isaac Asimov FAQ - nachzulesen unter Krizsan.de - steht zu lesen...
"Im August 1967 zeigte John Mantley, der Produzent der Fernsehserie "Gunsmoke" Interesse an Asimovs Robotergeschichten und zahlte für die Optionsrechte. Die Option wurde jedes Jahr in den folgenden 12 Jahren erneuert bis schließlich die Rechte für die Produktion eines Kinofilms gekauft wurden. Nachdem Asimov ablehnte, die Adaption für den Bildschirm zu machen wurde Harlan Ellison angestellt und obwohl er ein Drehbuch schrieb, mit dem Asiomov hochzufrieden war, wurde der Film nie produziert. Ellison erzählt die Geschichte seines Kampfs mit Hollywood in der Einführung zu I, Robot: Das Illustrierte Drehbuch, herausgegeben im Dezember 1994."
Dark Horizons meldet...
Alex Proyas has apparently already started casting his adaptation of the Asimov SF tale. [...]
Bei Coming Attractions gibt es eine interessante Meldung...
"20th Century Fox just picked this script up in turnaround from Walt Disney. It's an old-fashioned murder mystery, really, sort of like an Agatha Christie, I guess. Except that all of the suspects in the murder are artificial intelligences of varying degrees of intelligence. A pretty dog-gone cool idea. Bryan Singer was attached to direct at Disney, with Laurence Mark producing, although that may change now. Still, a cool project resurrected by Fox, from a spec script sale by Jeff Vintar from a few years back. Might be worth keeping an eye on?"
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