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NBC Orders 'Tin Man' Pilot from 'Transformers' Scribe

 

3D Robot by Benedict Campbell

 

NBC has given an early pilot order to 'Tin Man,' a sci-fi drama project from feature film writer Ehren Kruger. Kruger is a screenwriter for 'The Ring' and 'Transformers' franchises making his initial foray into the realm of television; that alone makes this a very exciting project to watch. 

Set in the near future, 'Tin Man' is a psychological crime thriller that focuses on a fugitive robot accused of first-degree murder, who may hold the key to the future of human evolution, and the young female public defender forced to fight for his cause. The project has all of the hallmarks of great, heady sci-fi, drawing upon many of the philosophical conundrums inherent to the creation of an Ehren Krugerartificial intelligence. Just as 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' famously explored the humanity of the Enterprise's android crew member Data, 'Tin Man' seems poised to explore the concept of rights and the metaphysical being of a robot entity. These questions remain in the realm of science-fiction, but could very well become actual political issues within a few decades. 

Kruger has co-written all three 'Transformers' sequels. Kruger has also written the feature films 'Arlington Road,' 'Scream 3,' 'Reindeer Games,' and 'The Brothers Grimm.' Bob Greenblatt, President of NBC, employed Kruger as his assistant seventeen years ago; now the pair are back in business together once again. NBC is on a roll at the moment, debuting several new series this Autumn to terrific numbers; it would seem they've already begun planning for the future in earnest. 

Kruger will also act as Executive Producer on 'Tin Man' along with John Glenn, producer of the hit mini-series 'Hatfields & McCoys.' 

Is there room for another android drama on television? Or has the concept been done to death?



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Person:
- Ehren Kruger
Network:
- NBC

Written by: bad_subject
Oct 5th, 2013, 6:17 am

Images courtesy of Benedict Campbell/webneel.com, ign.com

Dugo

Message Posted On Mar 4th, 2014, 1:48 am
The original I,Robot episode on The Outer Limits was based on the first two of a series of stories written by Otto Binder about a robot named Adam Link (note- the robot in this new show is named Adam Sentry), called I Robot and The Trial of Adam Link.
Dugo

Message Posted On Mar 4th, 2014, 1:46 am
The original I,Robot episode on The Outer Limits was based on the first two of a series of stories written by Otto Binder about a robot named Adam Link (note- the robot in this new show is named Adam Sentry), called I Robot and The Trial of Adam Link.
Anonymous

Message Posted On Oct 6th, 2013, 3:43 pm
Showing my age here but...I remember watching the original outer limits back in 1963 and I ROBOT. Come on TV Land, you really cannot think of anything original to create????
Deaks

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Since: 30/Jan/10
Message Posted On Oct 5th, 2013, 10:03 pm

erm... try inspired by 60's series The Outer Limits! The episode I Robot first appeared in 1964 and was probably inspired by even earlier published works.

Rena Moretti

Message Posted On Oct 5th, 2013, 12:37 pm
So essentially, Mr. Kruger is a Hollywood insider who can't write but is getting lots of high-paying writing gigs that he then hacks through... And then they wonder why movie and TV have become so stale.
Phat Tony

Message Posted On Oct 5th, 2013, 10:36 am
Yet another series that has been written with inspiration from the 80s series The Outer Limits and one of the better episodes called "I robot". The Outer Limits is like the backbone of scifi almost every scifi series since has been created with ideas taken from one of its writers.
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