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Sci-Fi – Robots

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Vice (2015)

Duration 1h 36m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A screenplay using existing tropes, replicants et al. Director Brian A. Miller Writers/Script Andre Fabrizio, Jeremy Passmore Starring Bruce Willis, Thomas Jane, Ambyr Childers, Elevator Pitch: Entrepreneur Julian Michaels has initiated  resort called “Vice” where it seems that clients can indulge their most outlandish fantasies with … Continue reading

Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Duration 1h 47m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A Japanese film from 2004 and a manga comic Director Rupert Sanders Writers/Script Jamie Moss, William Wheeler, Ehren Kruger (The manga comic by Shirow Masamune) Starring Scarlett Johansson, Philou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Michael Pitt Elevator Pitch: In a world were people are able to … Continue reading

Terminator 5: Genisys (2015)

Elevator Pitch Skynet continues to fight the resistance led by John Connor, and so it sends back a Terminator to 1984 to terminate his mother, Sarah Connor, and to protect her Connor sends back his lieutenant, Kyle Reese. But the time line has changed and Sarah is already being protected by the altered Terminator T-100. … Continue reading

Transformers 4: Age of Extinction (2014)

Elevator Pitch An inventor living in the countryside with his daughter come across a derelict truck and take it back to his workshop, where on firign it up, it turns out to be Optimus Prime. But a black ops group tasked with ridding the world of the Transformers, both good and bad turn up and … Continue reading

Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace (1999)

Elevator Pitch. A couple of Jedi are sent to help the queen of Naboo whose planet is under seige by the Trade Federation, and with some difficulty they escape in her transport which is forced to land on the planet of Tatooine so that they can purchase spare parts; there they gain the assistance of … Continue reading

Robocop (2014)

Duration 1h 57m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The duo of 1980s Robocop films. Writers/Script Joshua Zetumer, Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner (with nods to the 1987 writers – the last two above) Additional Info Apparently the director was constantly annoyed at having his good ideas vetoed, this as the costs balooned and the studio … Continue reading

Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

Duration 2h 30m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A Hasbro toy and the first film of the franchise Writer/s Script Ehren Kruger, Robert Orci, Alex Kurtzman Director Michael Bey Starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Kevin Dunn, Julia White, Peter Cullen, Hugo Weaving, Michael York Elevator Pitch Back in … Continue reading

Bicentennial Man (1999)

Released 1999 Rating (UK)   Source of story Short stories and novels by Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg Writer/s Script Nicholas Kazan Director Chris Columbus Starring Robin Williams, Embeth Davidz, Sam Neill, Oliver Platt Elevator Pitch A domestic robot, purchased to carry out menial tasks, proves to have intelligence and to be capable of advanced … Continue reading

RoboCop 2

Released 1990 Rating (UK) 18 Source of story The first film Writer/s Script Frank Miller, Walon Green, Writer/s Story Frank Miller + Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner (Characters) Director Irvin Kershner Starring Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Belinda Bauer, Tom Noonan, Dan O’Herlihy Elevator Pitch The villains, now manufacturing an addictive drug, are proving to be more … Continue reading

Transformers (3): Dark Side of the Moon

Released 2011 Rating 12A in UK Director Michael Bay Writer/s Ehren Kruger Starring Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Tyrese Gibson, Patrick Dempsey, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Kevin Dunn, Alan Tudyk, Peter Cullen, Hugo Weaving, Leonard Nimoy Source of story Unbelievably a diecast toy, previous films and a book called “Transformers: Ghosts of … Continue reading

Ex Machina (2015)

Released 2015 Rating 15 in UK Director Alex Garland Writer/s Alex Garland Starring Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch A young computer programmer wins a competition to spend a week at the home of his reclusive billionaire boss. When he gets there he finds that he is … Continue reading

Surrogates

Released 2009 Rating 12A in UK Director Jonathan Mostow Writer/s Michael Ferris, John Brancato Starring Bruce Wills, Radha Mitchell, Rosamund Pike, James Cromwell Source of story Graphic novel by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele Elevator Pitch In the near future the population is represented in the workplace and at play by their surrogates, remotely operated … Continue reading

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