After a few more on-set photos of the RoboCop remake were leaked online, news got a bit worse for the film. Yesterday, Sony Pictures officially moved its release date from August 9, 2013 to February 7, 2014. Another science-fiction action picture, Elysium, will take its place on that late-summer weekend. After several shots of RoboCop’s redesigned suits were passed around online, fans have already expressed consternation over the creative direction of the remake. | Full Story
Michael Keaton is set to join the cast of Jose Padilha’s Robocop remake. According to a Deadline report, the Batman Returns actor will play the role of Raymond Sellars, CEO of the corporation that turns Alex Murphy into RoboCop.
Hugh Laurie was expected to play the role, but reports surfaced last week the House actor backed out before a deal was made.
In Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 version of the Robocop movie, Sellars was head of the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp. The corporation specialized in the robot technology that saved the life of dedicated Detroit police officer Alex Murphy. | Full Story