posted Jan 22nd 2010 2:06PM
Fred Astaire act a while back we knew he had star quality — and
now it looks like the feisty robot is finally getting his big break. Living
With Robots, which just premiered at Sundance Film Festival, was
directed by Joe Berlinger (who directed Metallica’s Some Kind of
Monster) and tells the story of a humanoid robot that gets stranded
at home while his family flies overseas for Christmas. Instead of
calling the police, he stays home — alone — and bravely
fights off Joe Pesci and some other guy whose name we can’t remember.
[Editor’s note: This is patently untrue. Actually, the film promises to
investigate "humankind’s keen interest in robots and how robots can
challenge the impossible by saving lives while also holding the promise
to become more integrated and helpful in daily life." So there.]
Interested? We bet you are! Check out the PR, and the eight minute
short film, after the break.