The first trailer for director Jose Padilha‘s reboot of the much beloved Robocopfranchise 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?
DreamWorks Animation has released a teaser trailer for the follow-up to their 2010 mega hit How to Train Your Dragon. It’s a quick look at How to Train Your Dragon 2 voiced by Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller and Kristen Wiig.
Take a look and let us know what you think in the comments section below. The movie hits theater screen next summer on June 20th, 2014.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 Synopsis:
The thrilling second chapter of the epic “How to Train Your Dragon” trilogy brings back the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless five years later. While Astrid, Snoutlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.
We all knew that This is the End would be filled with inappropriately hysterical humor ranging from the usual pot smoking / drug use jokes to masturbation, and beyond. Now we’ve got a NSFW clip of what could be one of the funniest looks at what happens to a bunch of guys stuck in a house with no women at the end of the world.
When a movie stars Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Jay Baruchel, and Danny McBride, the question isn’t will they talk about masturbation, it’s how quickly will they get to it. I’m already sold on seeing this movie in the theater with what I’ve already seen.
This Is the End hits theater screens June 12th.
The film follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption.
If you watched the Red Band Trailer for This is the End you’ve seen Emma Watson pop in and threaten James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson with a gory axe induced death. Now we’ve got a clip of a slightly calmer Emma sharing her thoughts on what the heck is going on outside. Take a look and then we’ll discuss it below.
Zombies, that’s what Emma thinks. That ignores all the other crazy lights and sink holes and explosions happening around them though. What’s truly humorous about this scene is how the guys are reacting to Emma. Suddenly this “sausage fest” of an apocalypse has a new member and she, although disheveled and dirty is still drop dead gorgeous. I can’t wait to see those guys go nuts trying to garner her attention while the world ends around them.
Written by Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Super-Bad), This is the End is unsurprisingly just another one of a string of apocalypsecomediescoming out.It’s the sheer amount of celebrities playing themselves in this cast that marks This is the End as a must see. There are going to be a ton of cameos including, Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Mindy Kaling, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Martin Star, Kevin Hart, and Jason Trost.
This is the End hits theater screens on June 12th.
It all started back in 2007 with a short film Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse, written by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Jason Stone. The short stars Rogen and Jay Baruchel. It’s never been released to the public, but the trailer (Below) was put out and soon plans were made to convert it to the big screen.
Let’s start with the Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse trailer to give you the idea. There’s a great intro to the teaser by Seth and James Franco that’s worth a look by itself.
There’s lots more stars added to the mix for the big screen version though, Seth Rogen, Emma Watson, Jonah Hill, Rihanna, Craig Robinson, James Franco and Jay Baruchel. The movie looks like a lot of fun with the actors playing themselves.
Check it out:
What did you think? I’m putting this on my list of movies to check out in 2013.
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.
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.
Last week, we kind of bummed you all out with the news that Hugh Laurie would not be part of Jose Padilha‘s RoboCop reboot. We know it sucks, as Hugh would have been a really kick ass villain, but this week MGM and Sony pulled an ace out of their sleeves.
In an announcement via Deadline, Michael Keaton has stepped up and will replace Laurie as Raymond Sellars, the evil and ultra-rich CEO of Omnicorp. Yes, mother f-ing Batman is going to be in a Robocop movie and it’s already making this film that much more awesome. Honestly, having a Batman instead of a doctor is a great move for the studio and should be accepted with open arms by the fans.
Michael will join Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Jackie Earle Haley, Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle, Michael Kenneth Williams and Marianne Jean-Baptiste when shooting begins in the near future. As for how Keaton will play the villain remains to be seen, but we kind of hope it’s like Ken in Toy Story 3.
“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.”
RoboCop hits theaters everywhere August 9th, 2013.
Were you as excited as we were when it was announced that former House star Hugh Laurie was in negotiations to join the upcoming Robocopreboot directed by José Padilha? Yeah, well, better bottle up all those hopes and dreams because Laurie will not be joining the cast. Bummer!
Back in June, Variety reported that Laurie was in talks to play, “the cold, sarcastic CEO of Omni Corp, which creates the title character.” Many believed that meant he would be play senior president Dick Jones, head of the ED-209 enforcement droid program and villain of the original 1987 film.
According to Variety’s Jeff Sneider ( by way of Jeff’s Twitter account), though, Hugh has pulled out of negotiations:
Seeing Laurie in a big budget film in which he doesn’t voice the son of Santa, or the Easter Bunny would have been pretty awesome. And he totally would have played a deliciously dick-headish corporate CEO. However, seeing as Hugh was never officially confirmed, there’s no big loss to the cast or crew. Principle photography hasn’t even begun yet, so there’s still time to find someone else to put on the suit and boss people around.
Robocop, starring Joel Kinnaman and co-starring Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel and Abbie Cornish hits theaters August 9th, 2013.