Ronald Moore, the mastermind behind the relaunch of “Battlestar Galactica”, essentially turning a wacky sci-fi show about lasers and robots into a gritty, depressing show about robot holocaust and bickering humans, is currently writing the sequel to Alex Proyas’ 2004 “I, Robot”, starring Will Smith. This news comes to us courtesy of Collider.com, which got to interview Moore about Battlestar and then stumbled across this news. Now personally I don’t know if a sequel is needed, but in today’s climate of Remake Happy Hollywood, I’m not at all surprised.
More from Colider about the sequel:
The biggest news I got from him is in part 2. It seems that he’s writing a sequel to the Will Smith movie “I Robot” and while I tried to get info from him on the story… he was silent. And at the end of the interview I went back to trying to get some info by asking about the budget and if he wrote it for a certain price tag? You’ll have to watch to get the answer.
See that video interview here.
Although I don’t think a sequel is necessary, especially without Smith or Proyas, and at this point I haven’t heard any interest from either one of them in reprising their respective duties on the sequel, I did like Proyas’ original. Then again, I am a big fan of Proyas, and has been ever since the brilliant and criminally underseen “Dark City”, so maybe I’m a little biased.
And oh yeah, Moore is also writing the “The Thing” remake.