I, Robot is a 2004 American science fiction action crime drama film directed by Alex Proyas and produced by Laurence Mark, John Davis, Topher Dow and Wyck Godfrey. The screenplay was written by Jeff Vintar and Avika Goldsman and is based on the screen story by Jeff Vintar based on his original screenplay ‘Hardwired,’ whose premise is based on ‘I, Robot’, the short story by Isaac Asimov.
Rated: PG-13 (movie contains intense stylized action and some brief partial nudity)
Run Time: 1h 55min
Release Date: July 16, 2004 (USA)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Crime, Drama
Director: Alex Proyas
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Budget: $120 Million
Box Office: $347.2 Million
I, Robot is the futuristic story of Chicago Police Detective Del Spooner (Will Smith) who is called in to investigate the apparent suicide of U.S. Robotics founder Dr. Alfred Lanning (James Cromwell). In 2035, highly intelligent robots fill public service positions throughout the world assisting people and doing labor and all of them operate under the Three Laws of Robotics which are basic rules designed to keep humans safe.
Unconvinced of the motive, Detective Spooner’s investigation into Dr. Lanning’s death reveals a trail of secrets and agendas within the U.S. Robotics corporation which elicit suspicions of murder rather than suicide. Detective Spooner believes that a human-like robot named Sonny (Alan Tudyk) murdered Dr. Lanning. With the help of Susan Calvin (Bridget Moynahan), a robotics expert, Detective Spooner uncovers a larger threat to humanity, a conspiracy that may enslave the human race.
“I thought you were dead.” – Detective Del Spooner
“Technically I was never alive, but I appreciate your concern.” – Sonny
“Why didn’t you just hand the world over on a silver platter?” – Detective Del Spooner
“Maybe we did.” – Susan Calvin
“I’m sorry, my responses are limited…you must ask the right questions.” – Hologram of Dr. Lanning
“She just shot at you with her eyes closed, Spoon!” – Farber
Hey! Did you just shoot at me with your eyes closed?!” – Detective Del Spooner
“Well, it worked, didn’t it?” – Susan Calvin
Official Movie Trailer
Will Smith as Detective Del Spooner
Bridget Moynahan as Susan Calvin
Alan Tudyk as Sonny
James Cromwell as Dr. Alfred Lanning
Bruce Greenwood as Laurence Robertson
Chi McBride as Lt. John Bergin
Jerry Wasserman as Baldez
Shia LaBeouf as Farber
Fiona Hogan as V.I.K.I.