- Awards: 1 Academy Award Nomination
The movie I, Robot was influenced by several science fiction movies or novels that came before it. They based this movie on the work of Isaac Asimov, as it comes from his 1950 short-story collection of the same name. The movie takes place in 2035 where intelligent robots fill several public positions throughout this dystopian universe. However, robots must follow Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics. Detective Del Spooner (Will Smith), must investigate the alleged suicide of U.S. Robotics Founder Alfred Lanning. He feels a human-like robot named Sonny murdered him, going against the Laws of Robotics.