THE GREATEST SCIENCE FICTION MOVIE NEVER MADE!
For more than 25 years, numerous attempts were made to adapt Isaac Asimov's classic story-cycle, i, Robot to the motion picture medium. All efforts failed. The magical, memorable tales of merchanized servitors with positronic brains, and the ways in which such amazing creations would forever alter human society through the justly famous Three Laws of Robotics, defied the most cunning efforts of scenarists and filmmakers.
In 1977, producers approached multiple-award-winning author Harlan Ellison to take a crack at this "impossible" project. He accepted the challenge, and produced an astonishing screenplay that Asimov felt would be "The first really adult, complex, worthwhile science fiction movie ever made."
That screenplay is presentated here in book format, brought to scintillating life by the illustrations of artist Mark Zug. In the introduction by Harlan Ellison, you will learn what happened to i, Robot and why this version never reached the screen. Then you decide: Is this not the greatest science fiction movie never made?
Announced as "The greatest science fictionmovie never made", this is a screenplay less losely based in Asimov's stories than the Will Smith movie. It has several color drawings of some of the scenes. It seems to be a better adaptation, but it was never made.
This really should have been the movie, not the tripe that came out a couple years ago.Weaves together Asimov's ideas and characters in a believable way, and interesting to get different visuals. Harlan is adversarial to say the least, but he crafts great screenplays!