In Isaac Asimovs robot books, the Three Laws of Robotics are:
· A robot may not injure a human or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
· A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
· A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
Alex Proyas, the Australian director of Dark City and The Crow turns his talents to a big-budget Hollywood production in I, Robot, based on the work of the acclaimed science fiction author.
Set in 2035 AD by which time it is common for robots to work for human owners, the movie stars Will Smith as Chicago cop, Del Spooner investigating the murder of a scientist who works at U.S. Robotics.
What is unusual about the murder is that a robot called Sonny (Adam Tudyk) is implicated, which suggests that he has violated the Laws. And if what has once seemed impossible has now happened it can happen again and robots - upon which humans have become so dependent - may now be capable of rising up and taking over