James Gunn has got to be riding high, with his newest movie Brightburn releasing and being reinstated as director of Guardians of the Galaxy 3. But let’s not forget that he’s also helming Suicide Squad 2. Lots of rumors surround the movie. Is It a reboot or a sequel? What characters will be in it? How short will Harley Quinn’s shorts be? With the departure of Will Smith, other actors have spoken up about their roles in the movie. And it begs the question – if you have returning actors playing returning characters, can it really be a reboot?
Geez, who would have thought that it would be so hard to cast the normalish one in the Suicide Squad? After casting and losing Tom Hardy for the part earlier this year, and after Jake Gyllenhaal, reportedly, took a pass on the role, it seemed like that huge Rick Flagg-shaped hole in the potential awesomeness of DC’s premier super-villain-team-forced-to-do-good was at stake. Good news today then that the situation may have finally been resolved. It may not be a big name like Hardy of Gyllenhaal, but you can’t do much better for your super-team than hiring RoboCop, even the RoboCop from the remake. Yes, Joel Kinnaman is your new Rick Flagg, and he’s ready to do his patriotic duty and lead criminals on a suicide mission. (more…)
Don’t hate RoboCopbecause it’s a remake of a beloved sci-fi classic, hate it because it’s a tepid and blandish spin on the original film that thinks the best way to re-energize the concept it to go all the places that first one didn’t. Sometimes you do get it right the first time, and sometimes doing things because you can isn’t really a good enough reason for you to go through with it. Having said that, there are some interesting ideas in the new 2014 RoboCop, and some very interesting actors who try to realize them, but essentially this new Cop is a B-effort for a C-movie. (more…)
I guess the makers of the new RoboCopwanted to make sure they got our attention back after the orgy of nerd-centric trailers during last night’s Super Bowl. The new TV spot for the José Padilha film highlights the crime-filled world that the new RoboCop (played by Joel Kinnaman) will have to play in; which really looks more like an action movie war zone than anything tangibly real… Okay, let’s relax. We haven’t seen the finished movie yet, so let’s not get too far into the armchair quarterbacking. As for the ad itself, check it out for yourself below. (more…)
Jose Padilha‘s long delayed RoboCop reboot starring Joel Kinnaman as the eponymous law-enforcing cyborg is shaping up to be the first big Nerd Cinema feeding frenzy of 2014. And today, we’ve got a total of FOUR Robo-Adverts that should give you a good indication as to why (trailers start after the jump). (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,
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 KinnamanRoboCop 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.
A new video and pics have come to us today of The Killing star Joel Kinnaman as Officer Alex Murphy in the upcoming Robocop remake. This is the best look we’ve had yet of the new Robocop on set in Vancouver:
Along with Kinnaman in the title role, Robocop stars Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel and Abbie Cornish. It’s due in theatres February 2014.
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.