Wow. This is interesting. Check out your first look at star Joel Kinnaman in full Robocop costume (well, “full” meaning before they slapped some CG on it, I’m assuming) on the set of the “Robocop” reboot. Is it groovy or disturbing or somewhere in between? I’ll let you decide. Plus, there’s a title-rific poster for your viewing pleasure.
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Michael Keaton, Batman himself, is the new CEO of OmniCorp after Hugh Laurie, who had been attached to the role for quite some time, decided he’d rather be doing something else. Keaton will play Raymond Sellars, whose OmniCorp rebuilds Detroit City cop Alex Murphy into RoboCop after the cop is shot to pieces by bad guys. Director Jose Padilha is apparently enthusiastic about the casting, saying: Michael is the final addition to the amazing cast we have assembled for this film and it is so great to have the last puzzle piece in place. It is thrilling that everything has come together to bring this innovative new vision of RoboCop to life. We’ve got a great script, a great cast, some killer ED-209’s and I can’t wait to get Alex Murphy back on the streets. Keaton joins Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson and Abbie Cornish in the sci-fi reboot, set for sometime in 2013.
Is it Really Starship Troopers if There’s no Unisex Showers and No One’s Getting Decapitated by Alien Bugs?Nix June 27, 2012
Unless you’ve been living in a cave or hiding underneath a big bug that’s shooting weird explosive things out of its ass and into space, then you already know that they’re remaking Paul Verhoeven’s 1997 splatterific sci-fi actioner “Starship Troopers”. In fact, of the three sci-fi films that Verhoeven has done in his Hollywood career so far (“Troopers”, “Robocop”, and “Total Recall”), all three are currently being remade. Verhoeven’s “Starship Troopers” was a satirical take on a fascist society that valued citizenship to an elite class over individuality and free thought. Or something. Honestly, I’m sure it had a lot of fascist satire in it, but I never really bought that the film was that deep. In fact, its satire was so on-the-nose that it was kind of cringe-worthy, to be perfectly honest with you. But the movie itself was what you would call pretty damn badass. Fifteen years later, the film is still a great watch, with its combination… Continue Reading »
Looks like Doctor House is about to make a badass house call to Jose Padilha’s “Robocop” remake. The long-time “House” star is currently in negotiations to join the cast of the MGM remake, and should he sign on, would play the head of Omni Consumer Products, the biggest of the big corporations in the movie’s world. Besides creating Robocop, OCP is also responsible for a lot of the troubles that befalls our half-human, half-cyborg law enforcer. Laurie would co-star with Joel Kinnaman, who will be playing Alex Murphy, hotshot Detroit City cop who gets himself killed, then resurrected as the titular cyborg. The rest of the cast include Gary Oldman as Robocop’s scientist inventor, Samuel L. Jackson as a media mogul, and Abbie Cornish as Murphy’s wife, who believes her husband is dead. Boy, won’t she be surprised when a shiny robot with a badass gun shows up at her front door. “Honey, I’m home!” Laurie’s character isn’t just the… Continue Reading »
The casting for Jose Padilha’s “Robocop” reboot is moving pretty full steam lately. After casting Gary Oldman as Robo’s creator, then Samuel L. Jackson as a media mogul, the casting now turns to Alex Murphy’s wife. Word has the gorgeous Abbie Cornish (of “Sucker Punch” fame) being offered the role. Joel Kinnaman of “The Killing” will play Murphy, the hotshot Detroit City cop in a near future who gets himself blown all to hell. A corporation called OCP then steps in and uses Murphy as the prototype for a new crime-fighting machine called Robocop. After a while, though, the man behind the machine starts exerting himself. Up next for the “Robocop” casting — Officer Anne Lewis. The character was played by Nancy Allen in the three original films. You can’t have a Robocop without an Anne Lewis. That’s like having a Starbuck with boobies.
He’d buy that for a dollar! Maybe. Though he’ll probably have a lot more money than a buck, given that Samuel L. Jackson has signed up to play a fellow name at Novak, who is described as a “charismatic media mogul and a powerful force in the Robocop world.” Jackson, recently flushed off the success of “The Avengers” (where he played one-eyed Nick Fury), will join Joel Kinnaman (“The Killing”) as Alex Murphy aka Robocop, along with Gary Oldman, playing Robocop’s creator. Jose Padilha is directing the reboot for MGM. Obviously anyone who has seen the “Robocop” movies know that media figures very prominently into the series. Hell, sometimes watching those fake commercials and wacky newscasts are the best things about the films, especially, ahem, in the sequels.
Gary Oldman, fresh off playing a spy trying to catch other spies, has brought his prodigious talents to Jose Padilha’s “Robocop” reboot. He will star opposite “The Killing’s” Joel Kinnaman as Alex Murphy, the Detroit cop turned Swiss cheese turned ultimate law-enforcement prototype … Robocop! Oldman would star as “Norton, the scientist who creates Robocop and finds himself torn between the ideals of the machine trying to rediscover its humanity and the callous needs of a corporation.” Kinnaman is of course most famous for AMC’s mystery show “The Killing”, but can recently be seen fleeing invading alien lights/creatures/things in the dreadful “The Darkest Hour”. I still can’t figure out if his character in that movie is supposed to be European or American or Russian or what, that’s how awesome that movie was. And of course by awesome I mean awful. MGM expects “Robocop” to shoot this September for a 2013 release. Of course, “expect” is saying a lot when it… Continue Reading »
Updated: He’s said Yes. Scuttlebutt around Hollywood has “The Killing Star” Joel Kinnaman being offered the cushy role of former hotshot cop Alex Murphy turned nearly indestructible killer cyborg Detroit cop RoboCop. Now all he has to do is say Yes, and then it’s off to getting a remake. One can only hope, right? Well, unless you hate the idea of remaking “Robocop”, I guess. Based on the 1987 original by Paul Verhoeven of “Starship Troopers” and uni-sex showers fame, the MGM remake would be directed by Jose Padilha (of “Elite Squad” fame). The reboot is being described as “a gritty origin story”, because, you know, the 1987 original wasn’t “gritty” enough. Shit, Alex Murphy only got shot to pieces and left for dead, after all, nothing “gritty” about that. Anyhoo. The suddenly red hot Kinnaman is coming off major roles in “The Darkest Hour” and “Safe House”, and is poised for super stardom. Here he is talking about his… Continue Reading »
Could happen. Variety reporter Jeff Sneider started the whole hullabaloo off by tweeting this about Russell Crowe’s possible involvement in the impending remake of “Robocop” by “Elite Squad” director José Padilha: Sure, Russell Crowe, MIGHT star in Aronofsky’s NOAH… but do you know what else he MIGHT star in? Three words: Ro. Bo. Cop. He’s referencing the fact that Crowe’s name was also recently linked to the movie “Noah” by Darren Aronofsky. It certainly sounds like ol Russell’s a very wanted man, and it’ll be up to him to decide which film he wants to go with. Personally, I’d like to see him as Noah in “Noah”, but whatever, he would make a good dead cop turned unstoppable killer cyborg too, I guess. He’s already got the fighting stuff down, I hear. Update: Russell Crowe has denied the “Robocop” reports, saying there is no truth to the rumor via Twitter. Or as he puts it (in response to “Is there… Continue Reading »