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First Look At The New RoboCop Armor Has Arrived
Production on the remake of Paul Verhoven's RoboCop has officially begun up in Toronto, Canada and it took no time at all for the first photos of Joel Kinnaman in costume to arrive online. And while the new armor does certainly look different than what we saw in the 1987 original - the most notable change being that his armor is black now instead of gun-metal gray - it's actually surprising just how conservative the changes are. Check out the first on-set looks at the new RoboCop costume below.
Michael Keaton To Replace Hugh Laurie As The Villain In RoboCop
He's been Batman, he's been Beetlejuice, and now he's set to be Robocop's number one target. Reports have surfaced saying that Michael Keaton has been selected as the actor to replace Hugh Laurie as the villain in director Jose Padilha's upcoming remake of Paul Verhoeven's 1987 sci-fi/action classic.
Robocop Remake Director Says It's Hell
You probably wouldn't even have to ask director Jose Padilha to find out it's a pain in the ass to be the director of the Robocop remake. He's facing an uphill battle essentially from the word "go," retelling a story that most people thought was perfectly fine the first time around, and making it for a studio that's seen so many financial troubles in recent years
Hugh Laurie Drops Out Of The RoboCop Remake, Could Clive Owen Replace Him?
Even without Laurie, the RoboCop remake has an impressive cast, including The Killing star Joel Kinnaman in the lead role, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Jackie Earl Haley, Jennifer Ehle and Michael K. Williams. But being able to add an actor, of the caliber of Owen would be a blessing. From what we are hearing about the script, it’s going to need a lot of help from its cast to keep things grounded.
The Robocop Remake Adds Marianne Jean-Baptiste To The Cast
Marianne Jean-Baptiste is joining the cast of RoboCop. The actress, who is best known for her Oscar-nominated work in 1997's Secret & Lies, will play Detroit Police Chief Karen Dean in the action movie remake. The rest of the cast includes Joel Kinnaman (as the titular hero), Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Laurie, Abbie Cornish, Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle, Michael K. Williams and Jackie Earle Haley.
The New RoboCop Is A Transformer Who Fights Al-Qaeda... Seriously
In some ways the tale of a cyborg police officer is timeless, but Hitfix contributor Drew McWeeny has discovered how catastrophic Columbia Picture's soon-to-shoot remake will be, as he's gotten access to a copy of the script. Via Twitter McWeeny unleashed a torrent of furious tweets
Michael K. Williams May Join The Cast Of RoboCop
Directed by Jose Padilha, who is best known for helming the two Elite Squad movies in his home land of Brazil, the movie is a remake of the Paul Verhoeven classic from 1987 about a cop named Alex Murphy who is brought back to life as a cybernetic crime fighter. Joel Kinnaman will play the title role while Hugh Laurie is attached as the villain.
RoboCop Looking To Add Contagion's Jennifer Ehle
Two-time Tony award winner Jennifer Ehle is becoming a very strange type of superhero all her own. She recently went from curing a global pandemic in Steven Soderbergh's Contagion to helping in the mission to assassinate Osama Bin Laden in Katherine Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty, and now it seems as though she'll be taking a part in the creation of Robocop.
Jay Baruchel Confirmed For RoboCop Remake
Baruchel joins a cast that already includes Hugh Laurie, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Abbie Cornish and Jackie Earle Haley. That’s a great group of actor eager to sign up for what originally sounded like a rehashed reboot of a popular franchise.
Jackie Earle Haley Will Train Joel Kinnaman's RoboCop, Jay Baruchel Circling
In an endless stream of reboots, the upcoming return to RoboCop is one of the few that actually shows some promise. Not only is the futuristic property rife with possibilities in the now far more technologically advanced era of filmmaking but the project has also assembled a great cast including Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman and Hugh Laurie.
RoboCop Viral Web Site Teases Weapons Of Mass Protection
Currently, access is denied to several of the site’s top areas, be it “Products” or “Projects.” But you can expect to see more information loaded onto the site as we get closer to the film’s release date
Hugh Laurie In Talks To Play Robocop Villain
After eight seasons as the cranky, mercurial, endlessly fascinating Dr. Gregory House on House, Hugh Laurie is finally ready for his first big Hollywood starring role, and it's a doozy. According to Variety he's in talks to play the villain in RoboCop
Abbie Cornish In Talks To Join RoboCop
Cornish is an odd choice, and I don’t mean that in a bad way. Most recently, she took over the modern angle of a period love story in Madonna’s directorial effort W.E. Prior to that, the beautiful Cornish carried additionally graceful period movies like Bright Star and Elizabeth: The Golden Age, though she did have a role in Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch, and that was nothing but effects.
Samuel L. Jackson Joins The RoboCop Remake
Being the fan that I am, I can't help but close this article out with another piece of Tarantino trivia. The last time that Oldman and Jackson appeared in a movie together was the 1993 Tony Scott movie True Romance, and who wrote the script for that movie? None other than Mr. Tarantino. In fact, that particular movie had Oldman dispatching Jackson with a high-powered shotgun - maybe it's time for some revenge?
Gary Oldman Cast In The RoboCop Remake
Early in his career Gary Oldman was regularly cast as a madman, and we are forever thankful for that, but in recent years he has made a very interesting career shift. Now it's more likely that we see him in strong, hero type roles, rather than parts as the villain. This is best seen in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, but he also served that purpose in the Harry Potter films and Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy. Now he's bringing that part of himself to theRoboCop franchise.