Star Movies zooms into future with 'I Robot' on 31 Dec

MUMBAI: Star Movies is looking to end 2005 with a bang with the back-to-back premiere of the futuristic thriller I-Robot on 31 December 2005 from 9 pm onwards.

The film stars Will Smith and Bridget Moynahan.

The character of Sonny, a special robot that holds the key to a murder - and perhaps the survival of the human race - represents the cutting edge in photo-realism.

Sonny is said to be one of the most realistic, emotionally complete, three-dimensional CGI character ever created on film.

In the year 2035, Detective Del Spooner (Smith) is sent to an experimental space station to investigate the death of brilliant, eccentric scientist Dr. Alfred Lanning. Spooner is aided by psychologist Dr. Susan Calvin (Moynahan), and the death is initially labeled a suicide. Spooner, though, suspects that a robot may have perpetrated the crime.

That seems unthinkable since robots are governed by The Three Laws of Robotics. These state that a robot may never harm or allow harm to come to a human being. As Spooner and Calvin investigate the death, they come to believe that a robot did, in fact, commit the crime. If robots can break those laws, there's nothing to stop them from taking over the world, as humans have grown to become completely dependent upon their robots.

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