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…)
The release of the new Robocop reboot is almost upon us, and with it comes the last-minute marketing barrage. While most of what we’ve seen hasn’t been too impressive, making the new flick seem like just another action film that recycles an old property, the latest featurette focuses not on the man-machine that is the movie’s hero, but instead takes a look at the all-star cast in place to support the main player. Check out what is probably the best look at Robocop out there so far in the video below: (more…)
Yesterday the folks at MGM brought us the first official trailer for the upcoming Robocop remake. Unfortunately, it was little more than the titular character shooting things and, in my opinion, looked pretty mediocre. Today, however, they’ve dropped the second TV spot, this one concentrating a bit more on what we can expect from the movie plot-wise. And while much of it looks the same as the first flick, we do at least get more information and thus can make a more informed decision about whether to go see the damned thing or not. Oh, and we actually get a look at the classic, grey Robocop design! Check it out below. (more…)
There are many out there with mixed feelings regarding the upcoming Robocop reboot. And, of course, there are others that are screaming bloody murder about the whole affair. But in order to judge a movie recipe, you must first have a taste of it. So the powers-that-be have, with just a few short weeks before release, decided to grace us with a clip from the movie. Check out Robo-Murphy shooting his guns at robot enemies during his field test in the video below. (more…)
Every fan of the original Robocop knows by now that there is a new incarnation coming to the big screen in just a few short weeks. Like it or not, you can expect another ride through the world of Robocop, this time with fancy special effects and bigger-named actors. But some fans decided that a serious remake just wasn’t enough. In the same vein as Star Wars Uncut (which you should definitely watch if you haven’t already), they’ve brought together dozens of fans, each filming their own little bit of the movie in their own unique way. Check out the trailer for Our Robocop Remake below: (more…)
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.
There are some new pictures straight from the set of Jose Padilha‘s RoboCop Reboot that shed better light on RoboCop’s new look. The helmet has an improved, sleeker look and feel while maintaining the familiar red visor.
This is the first real look at RoboCop’s sidearm weapon of choice and I’m willing to hold off commenting until I get a closer look. I didn’t think I would like Judge Dredd’s new sidearm, but after seeing it on the big screen, it’s all good. Perhaps I’ll feel the same way here.
We can make out some of the added details of RoboCop’s armor, but I’m still having BIG problems with that human hand. It looks way out of place and unprotected. Are we suddenly to believe that the soul less corporation that experimented on a dead police officers body is going to leave his hands unprotected and unable to punch the crap out of the side of a building or car?
What do you think, do these pictures change your mind or just reinforce your dislike? Let your fellow NerdBastards know what you think in the comments section below.
There’s been varying degrees of love and hate since the idea of a RoboCop reboot was announced. It’s been more than 15 years, so theoretically the franchise is ripe for a second go, but still some naysay that the original was good enough and that a new incarnation would be blasphemous. But off it went regardless and it’s only a few days from beginning the shooting process. Now, in an effort to drum up more interest (and no doubt calm the nerves of hardcore fans worldwide) an official plot synopsis has been released.
In RoboCop, the year is 2028 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 (Joel Kinnaman) 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.
Well, it looks about the same as the first one, which means they’re not going too far off the beaten path. Those involved in the film, however, have expressed the intent to concentrate more on the story as it’s spelled out in the final line of that synopsis. This would make it more character-oriented and less the shoot-em-up, atmospheric piece that the first was.
Casting is hopeful as well, with Joel Kinnamen as Alex Murphy/RoboCop, Michael Keaton as the evil CEO of OmniCorp, Raymond Sellars, Gary Oldman as Norton, the man with the plan who designs our beloved hero, and Michael Kenneth Williams playing Robocop’s squishy human partner. Add Samuel L. Jackson into the mix and you’ve got quite an interesting line-up.
Look for the new RoboCop to hit theaters August 9th, 2013.
Thanks to blastr for the news.
It seems as though reliving fond moments from growing up never really leave us. Every generation has a particular event in their life that they try epically and sometimes pathetically to recreate or connect with again. So I suppose it makes sense that there is a connection and an attempt to rehash what made our childhood and teen years so badass. Hence why I presume there is a ton of backing behind all of the Robocop projects that are on the radar suddenly.
It all started with a statue…then came the Funny or Die videos feat. original cyborg facilitator of the law Peter Weller and now MGM has decided to FINALLY to brush the dust of it’s plans to make a Robocop remake and take it off the shelf. However, what’s disappointing is that it will be done without Darren Aronofsky (The Fountain, Black Swan) who was originally attached to the project. I mean, think about how awesome he made ballerina’s look, could you imagine what he could do with fucking robots?!
So in keeping with theme of having a director head the project who isn’t American (this just means it will be more gruesome) the studio has turned to Brazilian director Jose Padilha who has directed some of foreign-language crime dramas. They must have been pretty damn good to impress MGM.
So what do you guys think? Are you ready to see Paul Verhoeven’s classic brought back to life…just like Alex Murphy??