BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
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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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
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.
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?
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.