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loved the original movie when I was a kid, can't wait to see this!
are you kidding me??? lagi akong nangungulit on a RoboCop remake everytime I talk to someone on movies, stoked!
First Teaser Poster For ROBOCOP?
Cine1 are often extremely reliable when it comes to revealing new theatrical posters (that international Total Recall one-sheet posted here on CBM earlier today for example) but they've also been known to share extremely convincing fan-made versions too. However, this teaser poster for José Padilha's RoboCop definitely seems to be the real deal, though the fact that the QR code located in the bottom left hand corner doesn't work, may be an indication that it's not. Either way, RoboCop is currently set to be released on August 9th, 2013, and stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish and Hugh Laurie.
Exclusive: Joel Kinnaman Says 'Robocop' Will Be Serious & Gritty But Also Contain A Satirical Edge
BY JEN VINEYARD | JULY 12, 2012 10:03 AM
Joel Kinnaman can shoot you from 135 yards now -- and possibly more on a good day. Not that he would use his newfound skills for that purpose, but the actor has been training with handguns for the "RoboCop" reboot, which requires a lot more action skills and gunplay than his role as a Seattle cop on "The Killing" ever did. "We can put some action hero **** in there for Holder now!" he laughed with glee about his new abilities.
Pre-Production: Production schedule preparation and planning as of September 25, 2011. Preliminary plans to shoot in early 2012
In Movie Theaters: August 9, 2013 Nationwide
Directed by: Jose Padilha
more credits Joel Kinnaman ... Robocop
Hugh Laurie ... Villain: CEO, Omni Corp
Distributed by: Sony Pictures
Produced by: Phoenix Pictures
Genres: Sci-Fi Fantasy Action Adventure Remake
Synopsis: Joel Kinnaman stars as the titular crimefighter, a decorated Detroit police office who undergoes a drastic transformation to become RoboCop after he's brutally murdered while on duty. Hugh Laurie will play the villainous CEO of Omni Corp, which creates the title character for its own gain. Gary Oldman is set to co-star as the scientist who creates him, while Abbie Cornish will play his conflicted wife. Samuel L. Jackson has also signed on to play a patriotic media mogul.
Jackie Earle Haley Signs Up for ‘RoboCop’; Jay Baruchel May Follow
José Padilha continues to line up name actors for his RoboCop reboot. The latest addition to the party is Jackie Earle Haley, the fan-fave star of Watchmen (and the decried Nightmare on Elm Street remake) who’s been enjoying a second-wind career since his Oscar-nominated turn as a pedophile in Little Children.
Haley has landed the role of Maddox, “the guy who dispenses the military training” for Robo. That’s in keeping with Padilha’s vision of Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) as a cop-turned-cyborg who struggles immensely with his remnants of humanity – more so than the character did in Paul Verhoeven’s 1980s sci-fi classic.
It’s also being reported that Jay Baruchel is among the actors who “are circling the final leads” to be cast in RoboCop. The Tropic Thunder and She’s Out of My League alum could be eying an expanded role (similar to Abbie Cornish as Murphy’s “widow”), or a new role like Haley’s. The Robocop cast also includes Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, and House‘s Hugh Laurie in supporting and/or antagonistic capacity.
Production on RoboCop gets underway this September in Toronto (standing in for Detroit), with a plan to get the film into theaters next summer. Haley will once again grace the big screen with his presence in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, due out this November in the States (after his turn in Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows earlier this year). Similarly, Baruchel will show up in Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen’s End of the World prior to the release of Padilha’s updated take on the RoboCop property.
Viral marketing for RoboCop is already underway, with a faux ad from the malicious OmniCorp promoting its ED-209 and teasing the RC-2000 (three guesses as to what that scientific name refers to). The banner for said unmanned drone technology was flying high a few weeks ago, at Comic-Con 2012.
That’s a wise strategy on MGM’s part, as the film still has to win over people who are adamantly against any rebooting of Verhoeven’s popular sci-fi catalog (we’ll see if next month’s Total Recall helps, or fails, to change their minds). Padilha’s already done a good job drumming up interest for an updated RoboCop, giving the film a leg-up on the developing Starship Troopers reboot.
RoboCop opens in U.S. theaters on August 9th, 2013.
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 film recently got some rotten PR when a journalist who received a copy of the script reported that the movie would have RoboCop being a Transformer who battles Al-Qaeda. The script was written by written by first-timer Joshua Zeumer. Variety says that production is gearing up start next month in Toronto with Elite Squad director Jose Padilha taking the helm. The film tells the story of a police officer who is shot and murdered by criminals on the streets of Detroit and is brought back as a crime-fighting cyborg. The original was directed by Paul Verhoeven and came out in 1987.
Recently Jean-Baptiste's career has been mostly taking place on the small screen. From 2002 to 2009 she played Vivian Johnson on the long-running cop drama Without A Trace and recently played a judge on Harry's Law and had a guest appearance on Son's of Anarchy. She will, however, be back on the big screen soon enough. In September 20th Century Fox will release the education drama Won't Back Down, which also stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis and Holly Hunter. She is also gearing up to star in Ray Giarratana's The Tiger Rising and Barry Alexander Brown's Son of the South.
Michael Keaton to Replace Hugh Laurie as Villain in ROBOCOP Reboot
Michael Keaton (Batman) will play as the villain Raymond Sellars, the CEO of Omnicorp, the corporation that builds RoboCop. Hugh Laurie (House, M.D.) was previously attached to play the antagonist but talks recently broke down.
The reboot of Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 cult classic stars Joel Kinnaman in the title role. Some of that cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman and Abbie Cornish.
First Look at Joel Kinnaman in His NEW Robocop Suit!
This new black suit (one of a reported four different suits that will be used throughout the film), with its lifting face visor, on the other hand, looks like a background actor's costume from the recent Total Recall remake.
black Robocop suit? meh, I'm not sure about that
Im gonna miss the old silver bulky suit
but the new suit looks good enough. i hope they add surprising features to gain more advantages against criminals. the new Robocop will have a new respect this time
remember the old Robocop had a hard time as well and got even tortured by mere criminals by magnetizing him and chopped his parts