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
Director Jose Padilha is taking some creative liberties in his remake of the 1987 classic RoboCop. Padilha equipped RoboCop with a new motorcycle and weapons to fight crime in the mean streets of Chicago.
Filming is underway in Toronto for RoboCop and some photos of Joel Kinnaman suited up as RoboCop, mounted on top of his crotch rocked, appeared online. In the photos below, RoboCop can be seen in his mat black body armor blending seamlessly with his custom sport bike. | Full Story
Here are some photos of Joel Kinnaman suited up as RoboCop, as filming for the movie began today in Toronto, Canada.
All credit goes to ComingSoon.net for snagging these images featuring RoboCop’s new look.
Jose Padilha is directing Robocop with a screenplay from Josh Zetumer and Nick Schenk. Padilha was able to wrangle some serious talent for the reboot with co-stars Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael K. | 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
Jose Padilha is out making his first major motion picture with MGM’s reboot of Robocop, and according to reports, he is bitter that the studio won’t let him do what he wants with the project.
Production is scheduled to begin shooting in September, but it hasn’t been a walk in the park for Padiha leading up to the first days of shooting. Collider has reported that Hotfix’s Drew McWheeny got his hands on a copy of the script and gave it a negative review. | Full Story
Michael K. Williams is currently in talks to join the cast of the Robocop reboot, according to reports.
The Robocop remake will show Alex Murphy return to duty in a city full of crime while he battle with haunting memories. Murphy is brought back to life as part man and part machine following his deadly injuries.
Williams will likely join the cast, which will see Joel Kinnaman play Murphy in the title role, and Hugh Laurie as the top villian. | Full Story
Hugh Laurie has a new job. After retiring his cane and stethoscope, the actor is in talks to play top villain in Sony’s remake of the 1987 sci-fi action film Robocop.
Laurie will play the ultra rich CEO of Omnicorp, the company responsible for making Robocop. In the original, his name was Dick Jones, but no word whether he will have the same name.
Directed by Jose Padiha, the film stars Joel Kinnaman as Alex Murphy, the injured cop brought back from the brink of death and turns into the cyborg cop. | Full Story
Abbie Cornish has become the latest actress to enter into talks for a role in Jose Padilha’s Robocop reboot. The news comes on the heels of reports indicating that Samuel L. Jackson was in negotiations to join the cast of the action film.
Deadline has reported that Cornish has been offered the role as the wife of Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman), the cop who is brought back to life and turned into a cyborg cop. | Full Story
Samuel L. Jackson is the latest actor to join Jose Padilha’s Robocop. According to sources, he’ll play Pay Novak, a powerful TV mogul and player in the Robocop world.
Murphy returns to duty in a crime-ridden city and battles with haunting memories while he attempts to rid the streets of criminal activity. | Full Story