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A Scanner Darkly

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by Lex, May 6, 2004.

  1. Lex

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    For years this film has been in production hell, but now looks as if it is finally being made... with Keanu Reeves :rolleyes: :thumbsdow

    Directed by Richard Linklater

    Starring: Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Jr and Woody Harrelson


    Very uncertain what I think about this one - Linklater? Reeves? Could be another PK Dick disaster! :rolleyes:
     
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    going the way of I,Robot? Though the cast apart from KR looks good, RD Jr is a great actor when he's not getting arrested. great book, im not holding out much for the film though.
     
  3. Mr.D

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    I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the trailer to I, Robot.

    They've taken a intriguing speculative story(s) and turned it into a meathead techno bulletfest!

    Its like someone remaking Brideshead Revisited and setting it on a another planet overun with deadly angry anachrids!
     
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    But would he still clutch a teddy bear?
     
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    It would be the Land of the Eternal Orgasm indeed if someone could capture the true dark genius of this book, but I seriously doubt they will come close. I must have read this book over 50 times since I was about 14, and, by coincidence, read it again 2 weeks ago as part of a re-reading of all my PKD collection. I will be amazed if anyone can recreate the sublety of this masterpiece on film.

    Brian
     
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    The last couple of trailers weren't that great. The robot design was pretty interesting, but it did seem far too Fresh Prince of Robot.

    However, there is a new trailer which was cut by Alex Proyas himself. It shows a completely different tone to the other "studio" trailers. It's hosted on the director's website:

    http://www.mysteryclock.com/irobot/
     
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    Doesn't look like " a completely different tone" to me :confused:
    Just the same crud as the last trailers, or have I watched the wrong one?
     
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    Was reading recently that "I Robot" has virtually nothing to do with the Asimov novel. The producers had a script called "Hardware" that was mooted as a "star vehicle" for Will Smith, that happened to feature lots of robots.

    They then landed the rights to "I Robot", slapped the name on this other script and used Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics.

    So anyone else smell a turkey then? :(
     
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    Wouldn't surprise me.
    I Robot should have been as thought provoking and revolutionary as 2001 if they had been faithful to the book ( which was very episodic if memory serves correctly).

    I saw the trailer for the first time and couldn't believe it:apart from one very small story on I robot it seems to have nothing to do with the book
     
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    It can't be ruined anymore than A.I. was can it?

    EDIT

    Just saw the trailer, it looks like a cross between 'Minority Report' and a Japanese animé.
     

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