World Trade Center in popular culture2000s
"In the 2001 Steven Spielberg film Artificial Intelligence: A.I., the towers were shown standing in the year 2142 (=9
) where global warming has flooded many cities including New York City. They are seen again in the year 4142(=11
), many years after humanity has ceased to exist, this time covered in glacial ice but were one of the few buildings standing above the ice. Less than three months after the release, the towers were destroyed. Although risking controversy and criticism, Steven Spielberg left the images in the DVD release. The towers are in the Blu-ray release as well."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Trade_Center_in_popular_culture
Just from Wkipedia. Too lazy to check if those dates are correct. Development of A.I. originally began with director Stanley Kubrick
in the early 1970s. Kubrick hired a series of writers up until the mid-1990s, including Brian Aldiss, Bob Shaw, Ian Watson and Sara Maitland. The film languished in development hell for years, partly because Kubrick felt computer-generated imagery was not advanced enough to create the David character, whom he believed no child actor would believably portray. In 1995, Kubrick handed A.I. to Steven Spielberg, but the film did not gain momentum until Kubrick's death in 1999.
Spielberg remained close to Watson's film treatment for the screenplay. A.I. was greeted with mixed positive reviews from critics. This film was dedicated to Kubrick's memory after the end credits, saying "For Stanley Kubrick".http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_Intelligence:_A.I