Battlestar Galactica Producer Working on I, Robot Sequel

Although there have been a lot of back and forth reports on the subject of Battlestar Galactica’s fourth season, producer Ronald D. Moore has finally confirmed that it will indeed be the last one. Of course, this means he is already turning his attention towards other projects, and coming off a critically acclaimed show like Battlestar you know he’s going to be in high demand. In a recent interview with Collider, Moore talked briefly about the fact that he’s writing Universal’s remake of John Carpenter’s The Thing, and revealed that he is also penning the script for an I, Robot sequel.

I gotta say, I was pretty disappointed with the original I, Robot; coming from a guy liked Alex Proyas and based on such a great collection of Isaac Asimov stories, it could have been so much more. As it is, I don’t remember much about the film except that Will Smith wore Converse shoes. Did I mention that I hated the robot designs? I think Ronald D. Moore could potentially continue this franchise in a way that is deeper and more faithful to the source material. Based on his work with Battlestar, I am pretty intrigued to see where it goes, unfortunately Moore is sworn to secrecy and was unable to reveal any more details. We don’t know if it’s a direct to video sequel, if Will Smith will reprise his role, or who might direct at this point, but it’s definitely something I’d like to see. He did say he’s assuming there will be a significant budget behind it however.

  • I enjoyed the original. How could you have anything against the robot design? It seemed pretty realistic and low-key… I thought the robot design was one of the better choices when watching the original.

    Coming from somebody who just posted about the japanese baby robots, I don’t get how you can dismiss this design? I mean… I would have preferred an army of ED-209’s chasing Will Smith, but it certainly was one of the better decisions in the movie!

  • I am not a fan of the first I, Robot, and will not be looking forward to a sequel. What really bothers me here is the fact that there may be a remake of The Thing. Why?! Why oh why must we remake a movie that is already perfect the way it is? It will be impossible to gather together a group of actors as great as the likes of Kurt Russell, Keith David, and Wilford god damn Brimley, no matter how hard you try. No amount of computer effects will make a more disturbing and beautiful version of the thing than Rob Bottin’s models and hands on FX. I have absolutely no faith in a remake of this film being better than, much less anywhere near the same level as, the Carpenter version. It breaks my heart to hear that this may be happening, regardless of who the writer is or how incredible his writing may be.