So that Robocop remake isn’t dead after all. After a few stalled attempts, MGM has finally set a release date: August 9, 2013. So be sure not to schedule any TRON-themed parties for that weekend, you don’t want to have a conflict. There’s even a director and star attached – Elite Squad‘s Jose Padilha in the director’s chair and star of the AMC original series The Killing Joel Kinnaman as the chin underneath all the armor and cool guns.
The original Robocop came out in 1987 and spawned 2 sequels, a TV series, millions of dollars in merchandising, and at least one bizarre professional wrestling appearance, so it‘s easy to see why the studio has the confidence to give this a summer release. (The Playlist)