Thanksgiving has wrapped up, you’ve said goodbye to all your guests and put those that were in no condition to drive in a cab or in a guest bedroom for the night. You’ve put the last of the left overs in the fridge, but don’t get maudlin about how wrong the day went. You’re not alone. Just look at how things went when the Justice League sat down for a Thanksgiving dinner. (more…)
The international trailer for José Padilha‘s Robocop reboot has hit the Internet and it’s aiming straight at the heart of the story while using both hands to tug at your heart-strings. (more…)
The second trailer for Jose Padilha‘s RoboCop reboot has hit the Internet. All those folks that were so upset when the reboot was announced might have to un-bunch those panties. This trailer looks fantastic! (more…)
So we got the trailer for the RoboCop remake last week, and if it taught us anything it’s that the original Paul Verhoeven movie was so perfect that the only way they could remake it in any kind of original way was to do all the things the original movie didn’t, like involve Alex Murphy’s wife, and make Murphy self-aware about being RoboCop, and saving one of Murphy’s arms…
It looks like the one thing they kept though was the catchphrase, “Your move.” Of course, since this is the remake, they dropped the “creep” because that would be too obvious that this is a remake. But hey, RoboCop is black now so these are clearly inspired thinkers behind the film.
By the way, here’s the new poster for RoboCop 2.0-why bother courtesy of The Film Stage,
The first trailer for director Jose Padilha‘s reboot of the much beloved Robocop franchise has finally hit the Internet, now we just need to see how hard the Internet hits back. I’m truly conflicted when it comes to rebooting the Robocop franchise, the first movie has always been a favorite of mine. Will it stay true to the roots of the character or just change everything? If it does change significant aspects, will it still be good or just another mess like Total Recall?
The cast looks great on paper, in fact it blows away a point by point comparison with the original cast. The only questionable casting is the lead Joel Kinnaman. I just don’t know his work well enough to have confidence in his carrying this movie. The rest of this cast is a slam dunk, Abbie Cornish, Jay Baruchel, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton and Gary Oldman is a grouping that inspires confidence and trust. How Padilha puts it all together could be the tipping factor.
Take a look at the trailer and then let’s talk about what we’ve just seen.
Hmm, I find myself liking the look of the sets and effects shown so far. Oldman’s line about “the illusion of freewill” is an interesting take that I look forward to seeing more about. It looks like in this version the wife is the one that makes the decision to allow the OmniCorp to put Murphy into the Robocop program. Will Murphy know about his family at that point or have to discover it like the original.
Seeing Jackie Earle Haley toward the end was great. His role as Maddox should be fantastic, I’ve always loved his work.
Well, what did you think? Are you more open to this reboot or did this trailer just set your disillusions in concrete? Will this movie do better than Dredd?
Robocop hits the big screen on February 7th.
Via: Quiet Earth
Matt Reeves‘ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes now has an official logo design and you can check it out below. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes continues the story of Caesar from Rise of the Planet of the Apes and features a stellar cast that includes Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Enrique Murciano, Kirk Acevedo and Judy Greer.
In the film, a growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.
Will the other apes begin to talk? Will ape kill ape? What are you looking forward to? What other nods will the movie make to the original franchise?
There’s new casting news out for director Matt Reeves‘ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes production. Gary Oldman (Dark Knight, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) has jumped on-board the movie to play the leader of the remaining human colony. Wait, what does it that mean, “remaining humans”? It seems there is a plague wiping out mankind. Here’s the current synopsis of the movie:
A group of scientists in San Francisco struggle to stay alive in the aftermath of a plague that is wiping out humanity, while Caesar tries to maintain dominance over his community of intelligent apes.
Oldman’s character will be the foil pitted against the intelligant ape Caesar (Andy Serkis). Goldman plays a good bad guy (The Book of Eli), although it’s not certain that his character will be a bad guy or just someone thrust into a difficult situation, there’s plenty of grey morality areas to pass around in the Planet of the Apes franchise.
The story takes place 15 years after the events of Rise of the Planet of the Apes where Caesar first exposed his fellow captive simians and then staged a breakout to the forests surrounding San Fransisco. A plague has broken out, most likely related to or caused by the breakout and or destruction of the labs.
Oldman is a fantastic actor and a great addition to the cast. I get the feeling that the “Dawn” title will be the best in the new Planet of the Apes series much like Dawn of the Dead is the best in the Ramero zombie franchise. What do you think?
Shot on set by bystander Mike McPhee, this footage has either a stunt double or star Joel Kinnaman -we can’t tell which- riding this new “RoboCycle”. Since there’s nothing exploding, or Jose shouting anything that involves “boom!” we’re going to assume it’s Kinnaman.
This short video, gives us a bit of an insight into just how filming has been so far for the stars and crew in Toronto. And, as far as I know, “RoboCycle” hasn’t been trademarked yet.
The jury is still out on whether this reboot will be worth watching. The Batman inspired suit and Judge Dredd’s motorcycle aren’t doing the film any favors.
RoboCop stars stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, and Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle, Marianne Jean-Baptiste and hits theaters everywhere February 14th, 2014.
Source: Coming Soon
This past Friday, photos from the Toronto set of Jose Padilha‘s RoboCop reboot showcased Joel Kinnaman suited up in the redesigned RoboCop costume. And while many of us – ourselves included – have been bashing the new design and praying it’s only a prototype… Looks like we’ll have to get used to the new Alex Murphy, if this new teaser poster is any indication.
Originally thought to be a fan-made poster, the teaser has actually been around since last June’s Las Vegas Licensing Expo and confirmed to be official by Cinema Blend. We even included it in our round-up for 2013 films from the expo; this is just the first good quality image that has been released in the past few months.
Any way we look at it, there will still be some tweaks on the final RoboCop design. Check out the old, but now full-sized poster below the jump:
Today, a few set photos snapped from the set of Jose Padilha‘s RoboCop reboot found their way online. From them, we see a guy in a cybernetic suit. We can assume that this is our first look at the new RoboCop. We can’t say for sure though.
Here’s the thing. We know, from script details, that OmniCorp -the evil corporation at the center of Robot Technology- has many failed attempts with its cybernetic drone program (aka RoboCops). So, it’s possible this is a look at one of those failed designs. I for one, hope it is the latter and that the final design has some semblance to the original (1987) film . I mean, my god, did the the movies design team raid Daft Punk’s helmet closet or something? As for the rest of the suit, did they steal the Iron Man suit and spray-paint it black? Ugh, It’s awful!
I’m not going to judge this movie on the suit alone, that would be unfair. Imma hold out for the trailer before I go full tilt. The suit is not winning me over, though, I’ll tell you that much.
What do you readers think? Sound off in the comment section below.
RoboCop also stars Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, and Samuel L. Jackson, with Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste. The film is set for release on August 9, 2013.
In RoboCop, the year is 2029 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.
Director José Padilha (Elite Squad) reimagines the tale of part man, part machine, all cop starring Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) as the title character, Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises) as the scientist who creates RoboCop, and Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers) as media mogul Pat Novak. RoboCop is being produced by Strike Entertainment’s Marc Abraham and Eric Newman, with Eric Carraro as Executive Producer. The film is currently in pre-production and slated for a summer 2013 release.