Time for your weekly dose of the fantastic fandom based art to hit the web this week with your Nerd Art Dump. Each and every week we pick and choose through the masses of prints and pics on the digital frontier to give you nothing but the best to fill your geek needs. So on with the dump!
ABOVE: Taking a twist on some classic movies with a retro touch. Artists Tom Whalen and Dave Perillo have taken movies like Batman, Robocop, Army of Darkness and Blade Runner and made these amazing prints that will be featured in a show titled Modern Vintage that opens at Gallery 1988 East in Los Angeles on December 6th. [SlashFilm]
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…)
Just in case you’re unable to wait less than 24 hrs, here’s a 15 second sneak peek at the new RoboCop trailer which hits tomorrow. If you think 15 seconds isn’t enough, may I call into question those RedTube channels you have in your favorites list? Fifteen seconds is enough to get the job done. (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,
While attending the Blu-ray release party for Star Trek Into Darkness, actor Peter Weller got accosted by a reporter who had some questions to ask about his opinion of the upcoming Robocop remake. And while Weller had little to say about the remake, he did outline (in a rather passionate sermon) why the original was just so damn good. Check out the video below,
This time on The BastardCast, Jason and Jeremy pull a 180 after watching the new RoboCop trailer, warn you about the first ever GTA related virus that didn’t come from banging a pixelated hooker in a car park, and go back to school to learn about zombie stuff and things.
Also on the show: This Week in OMG/Total BS Star Wars News, another DC writer leaves the nest (and shits in it too), Will Smith gets ready to have a meeting in an airport Ramada about returning to his signature role (WILD WILD WILD WESTER here we come!), and Transformers 4 gets a title that we don’t care about (look forward to our 180 on The Dinobot Holocaust in a future episode.)
More? We can not deny you the news about an internet addiction treatment center (step one is admitting that you have a problem, step two is joining Google +), our sparkling repartee about the next iteration of the Bat suit, or our questions about whether Elizabeth Berkely (Showgirls & Saved by the Bell… we’re just helping you so you don’t have to use IMDB) can successfully undulate on dry land without the aid of Kyle MacLachlan’s magical unicorn penis on Dancing with the Stars?
By the way, If you have to ask, yes, this next story is readymade to make you scratch your head to the point where it leaves scar tissue: a mail room worker tried to take her career to higher ground by claiming to know the lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chris Nolan, assuming that Hollywood would give it away… now.
Oh, and here is the that BatFleck Batsuit they talked about… see? They posted the link. GO TEAM!
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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
The city of Detroit has endured ceaseless hardships — the loss of Axel Foley, the early retirement of Barry Sanders, a 16% unemployment rate, a monster feral hellcat, and bankruptcy — but now, now they will face their greatest challenge in the form of Superman.
Yes, the untitled Man of Steel sequel, aka the Batman/Superman project, will film in and around Detroit, Michigan according to the Michigan Film Office.
Here’s an excerpt from the press release:
“Detroit is a great example of a quintessential American city, and I know it will make the perfect backdrop for our movie,” stated filmmaker Zack Snyder. “Detroit and the entire state of Michigan have been fantastic collaborators, and we are looking forward to working together on this film.”
The as-yet-untitled feature film was awarded an incentive of $35 million on $131 million of projected in-state expenditures. The production is expected to hire 406 Michigan workers, with a full time equivalent of 426 jobs, plus an additional 6,000 man/days of extra work. The production anticipates using approximately 500 local Michigan vendors during the course of production and spending $5.1 million on local hotels, as well as an additional $3.5 million in out-of-town cast and crew per diem payments that will be spent in the local economy but which fall outside of the incentive program.
So basically, the Warner Bros. (Todd, Marty) are gonna spend a lot of money in Michigan to film this movie, bringing in jobs and some much needed economic stimulus to the area. Some will say that this is a good thing. They’ll say that even though this is a band-aid on a bullet wound (or multiple bullet wounds), that every little bit helps and that this is a step in the right direction.
To me, fellow Bastards and Bastardettes, this is shortsighted and also bullshit.
Ask the city of Metropolis if they feel economically stimulated with a crater in the middle of their city and laser burns all up and down the walls of their pretty museums. Oh yeah, you can’t, Superman killed 97% of them.
It is gross and irresponsible for the state of Michigan and the city of Detroit to invite malignancy into their lives. To be clear, I am not talking about Zack Snyder, but rather, Superman, who is an unhinged, malevolent monster who likes the sound that his boots make when he is walking on the bones of the innocent.
Yes, Batman will be on the set, but is he going to be enough to stop this alien threat? He’s just a guy in a costume, he isn’t a superhero. Personally, I think the city oughta bring in RoboCop, Jericho “Action” Jackson, Eminem, Detective’s Danny Basset and Jesse Williams, Dennis Rodman, the ghost of Alex Karras, and the old guy from Gran Torino to team up with Batman and keep the city safe.
If Michigan and Detroit do this and spend some of that Warner Bros. money on building this dope-assed group of tough motherfuckers a fly hangout, they MAY have a chance at stomping out this threat.
Source: Coming Soon… there it is.
There’s been a lot of progress in the saga that is the RoboCop reboot. What was first deemed a terrible idea by fans, has gained plenty of steam with plenty of A-list talent supporting the José Padilha directed feature film.
Rebooting the film franchise of the 80s’, Padilha needed an all-star cast to back it up…and boy did he get it. Featuring stars Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Jackie Earle Haley, Abbie Cornish and Joel Kinnaman RoboCop was making quite the impact at this past San Diego Comic-Con. One of the films other stars, Samuel L. Jackson, was on hand at the convention to talk about the film, and at the same time revealed a bit about his own character Pat Novak.
According to Jackson:
“I play a character by the name of Pat Novak, who’s sort of a combination of Rush Limbaugh and Al Sharpton, if you can combine those two people. So I refer to him as Rush Sharpton,” Jackson said. “He has one of those shows that’s an opinion show, and his opinion is that automated policing is a good idea, so he’s a proponent of RoboCop.”
A character like Novak will hopefully add an intriguing mass-media layer to the film, which will also deal with the role of corporations in society and how the use of drones affects humanity. Someone with Jackson’s screen presence can definitely sell an opinionated media personality in ways few other actors could ever hope to.
Check out the entire interview, including Jackson’s response to why he considers RoboCop a “credible” remake below:
RoboCop is scheduled for release in theatres everywhere Feb. 7th, 2014.