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Don't let this soiree-filled season go to your head and make you forget the importance of driving sober. Who better to get that message across than RoboCop, the part man part machine at the center of the rebooted RoboCop.
You're gonna cringe within the first few seconds of this new Robocop trailer, which proves at the very least that there are some lines that even Samuel L. Jackson can't sell. In the near future, America is producing peacekeeping robots that are protecting people all over the world… except in their home country. And in a nation dependent on Siri and Roombas, the only way to achieve robot acceptance is, of course, to kill a cop and put him inside a robo-suit and make him into a machine
Honestly, the teaser doesn’t look terrible. I didn’t even cringe too badly when they changed “good cop/bad cop” to “good cop/RoboCop.” At least it’s Michael K. Williams delivering the line.
December marks a crowded theatrical release line-up with studios vying for family outing dollars and the attention of award season voters. But Christmas Day just got a little less packed as Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit has been bumped to a release in the new year.
Here’s the thing: I don’t actually have a problem with tons of movies making the move to IMAX theaters, as I one day hope that IMAX is the most common way to watch a movie. But after having watched the trailer for Robocop several times, I just can’t figure out what this movie will do visually that absolutely needs to be seen in IMAX theaters.
Based on a script by Nick Schenk, James Vanderbilt, and Joshua Zetumer, RoboCop is set in the year 2028 in a crime ridden Detroit, where Officer Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) works as a police officer. When Murphy is nearly killed during a car explosion, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp swoops in and makes an offer to turn him into something more
Jose Padilha is not remaking your father’s RoboCop. “That would be silly,” the director told us during a recent conversation. “I love the first movie. It’s amazing. It’s iconic.” But times have changed – locally and internationally – and Padhila’s vision of a new RoboCop should transition along with them. (Ironically, the actual hometown in the bloody, blue-collar original film – Detroit – recently filed for bankruptcy and likely could use a legitimate hero, but that’s another story.)
Back in July, Comic-Con attendees got a look at the upcoming RoboCop remake, which is due to hit theaters next February. Today, the film's first official trailer has landed online, giving us a look at Jose Padilha's film, which stars Joel Kinnaman as Alex Murphy, the policeman who - due to what appears to be a car bomb explosion, is left paralyzed until the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp uses their technology to get him back on his feet, turning him into the titular Robocop in the process.
While I’m all about films’ viral sites, this one is lacking due to a complete absence from the film’s stars. If this site is for Sellars’ company, then I want to see Michael Keaton’s face plastered all over it. Maybe have Samuel Jackson giving somebody an interview.
Sony and Screen Gems have blocked off a little over two hours to show us what they have in store. This panel will feature Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, RoboCop and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. With so much to sort through, we're dividing this live blog up into parts.
Walley expects the statue will be completed by the end of summer 2014, though notes it's more important to get it just right than hit some deadline. As for RoboCop's final destination within Detroit, that is yet to be determined.
Two of the biggest sci-fi movies of 2013 are having their release schedules messed with. Sony has decided to make a few adjustments to their calendar next year and have even gone as far as to boot one of their biggest films off of it. The trade has learned that Elysium, the new movie from District 9 director Neill Blomkamp starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, has shifted from March 1, 2013 to August 9, 2013 and have taken RoboCop and moved it to February 7, 2014.
Aimee Garcia, who is best known for her work on the Showtime series Dexter, is the latest actor to join the cast of Jose Padilha's RoboCop. She joins an esteemed group of performers that includes Joel Kinnaman (as the titular hero), Michael Keaton (as the central villain), Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Jennifer Ehle and Michael K. Williams. The film is currently in production.
When photos emerged the other day from the Toronto set of Sony's RoboCop remake, a lot of fans were disappointed to see the all-black, somewhat generic look of Joel Kinnaman's costume. It was an update form the 1987 original, sure, but also way too similar to typical superhero costumes
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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