Screen Junkies » Jose Padilha http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:49:48 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 New ‘RoboCop’ Trailer: Droning On http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/new-robocop-trailer-droning-on/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/new-robocop-trailer-droning-on/#comments Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:45:30 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=257928 Not as rated R as I'd like, but not all bad either.

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A new trailer for Jose Padilha‘s RoboCop remake is online offering a better look at the film’s plot. This time, it’s not just Detroit that sucks so bad that robotic sentries are needed. It’s the entire world that needs to be policed by hyper-violent killing machines.

However, liberals don’t cotton to the idea of a robot with a gun on American soil so Michael Keaton comes up with the PR-friendly notion of shoving a corpse into a robot. Problem solved!

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‘RoboCop’ Remake Trailer!!! http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/robocop-remake-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/robocop-remake-trailer/#comments Fri, 06 Sep 2013 12:06:00 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=256833 They might have not screwed this up.

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The first trailer for Sony/MGM’s Robocop reboot is here and, forgive me for saying, looks really good. Yes I know that 1987 original is a classic and there’s some things that should not be messed with, but in the studio’s defense, Samuel L. Jackson wasn’t around back then. I don’t want to live in a world where Samuel L. Jackson isn’t in a movie about a robot cop.

Elite Squad’s José Padilha directs this update that sees OmniCorp looking to bring their success with drone warfare onto American soil by putting a RoboCop in every city. But they didn’t count on the man inside the machine exerting his own sense of right and wrong. Get mad if you need to but I like what I see. At least he doesn’t transform into a motorcycle.

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First ‘RoboCop’ Set Pics Show Off The New Suit, Orthopedic Shoes http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/first-robocop-set-pics-show-off-the-new-suit-orthopedic-shoes/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/first-robocop-set-pics-show-off-the-new-suit-orthopedic-shoes/#comments Mon, 17 Sep 2012 16:32:59 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=250957 I'll hold judgement until I see a Photoshop of him riding a unicorn.

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The new face of justice is here and it looks like something Will.I.Am might wear. Spy photos from the set of the RoboCop remake’s first day of shooting made their way online over the weekend revealing Joel Kinnaman in the new costume. The immediate nerd reaction was appropriately nerdy with observations that it looks like Batman crossed with Iron Man. Which actually sounds pretty awesome. Not sure what all of the complaints are about, especially considering that this is a spy pic and we have no idea what Robo will look like after the post-effects process.

I ain’t mad at it. Definitely looks better than Phoenix Jones or M.A.N.T.I.S. which really was a legitimate fear. It’s best we hold judgement until we see a Photoshop of him riding a unicorn.
 

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The ‘RoboCop’ Remake Will Hire Anybody http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-robocop-remake-will-hire-anybody/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-robocop-remake-will-hire-anybody/#comments Tue, 11 Sep 2012 21:23:59 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=250834 Gary Oldman's manager got himself a role.

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We knew things must have been bad when producers of RoboCop hired Michael Keaton to play the robot’s enemy. But we didn’t know just how bad.

Now their just hiring everyday people for the film like Gary Oldman’s manager, for instance. Douglas Urbanski has been cast as the mayor of Detroit, alongside his client who is also starring in the film. If he decides to turn down the role, there are reports that Michael Keaton’s manager is more than interested. (THR)

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Michael Keaton Hired To Cheese Off ‘RoboCop’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/michael-keaton-hired-to-cheese-off-robocop/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/michael-keaton-hired-to-cheese-off-robocop/#comments Thu, 30 Aug 2012 17:36:57 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=250633 BATMAN VS. ROBOCOP!!!

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Batman vs. RoboCop! BATMAN VS. ROBOCOP!!

Michael Keaton has been set to play the role of Raymond Sellars in the MGM/Columbia Pictures’ RoboCop remake. Sellars is the CEO of the corporation that builds RoboCop, a role that Hugh Laurie was expected to play until he dropped out before consummating a deal. The film, a re-imagining of the 1987 Paul Verhoeven cult classic, is scheduled to begin shooting next month. RoboCop will be released on August 9, 2013. (Deadline)

Pardon my excitement. I know this isn’t necessarily great news for the film, but it is the closest we’ll get to seeing Batman fight RoboCop on the big screen.

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Jose Padilha Is Having A Bitch Of A Time Remaking ‘RoboCop’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jose-padilha-is-having-a-bitch-of-a-time-remaking-robocop/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jose-padilha-is-having-a-bitch-of-a-time-remaking-robocop/#comments Tue, 28 Aug 2012 18:08:59 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=250600 In all fairness, RoboCop is a very nuanced character.

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After years of money woes and mismanagement issues, MGM aren’t the most well-liked studio around. So you’d think they’d want to not act like total dicks their whole lives. Apparantly Jose Padilha is getting a lot of pushback from the studio while trying to tell a story about a cop who is also a robot.

Padilha’s close friend and fellow Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Meirelles (‘City of God,’ ’360′) spoke recently to South American web site Cinemacom Rapadura and revealed some details from conversations he’s had with Padilha about the ‘RoboCop’ reboot:

I talked to José Padilha for a week by phone. He will begin filming Robocop. He is saying that it is the worst experience. For every 10 ideas he has, 9 are cut. Whatever he wants, he has to fight. “This is hell here,” he told me. “The film will be good, but I never suffered so much and do not want to do it again.” He is bitter, but it’s a fighter.

Now keep in mind two things. 1) These are not direct quotes from Padilha, but quotes relayed by a friend. 2) The article was written in Portuguese and the quotes were translated into English.  That said, even if the words to match perfectly, the sentiment is most definitely there. Jose Padilha is having a tough time. [ScreenCrush]

It sucks that this has been such a hard process for both the studio and Padilha. I’m sure all parties have the best of intentions and merely want to bring robotic copping to the screen in the best way possible.

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‘Robocop’ Reboot Release Reiterated http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/robocop-reboot-release-reiterated/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/robocop-reboot-release-reiterated/#comments Sat, 10 Mar 2012 19:57:33 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=247205 Be sure not to schedule any TRON-themed parties for that weekend.

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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)

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FOX ‘Narrows Down’ Potential ‘Wolverine’ Directors To 8 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/fox-narrows-down-potential-wolverine-directors-to-8/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/fox-narrows-down-potential-wolverine-directors-to-8/#comments Thu, 26 May 2011 16:57:53 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=213721 Does it even count as 'narrowing down' if there are still 8 names left?

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Ever since Darren Aronofsky ditched The Wolverine, it’s only been a question of who will step up to take his place. And now, in a truly newsworthy development, we know exactly who it will be – one of these eight guys: Jose Padilha, Doug Liman (Mr. and Mrs. Smith), Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go), Justin Lin (Fast Five), Gavin O’Connor, James Mangold (Knight and Day) and Gary Shore.

It’s possible that all these names aren’t familiar to you. For one, Gary Shore is mostly a commercial director. The rest are directors of a blend of relatively anonymous action movies like Knight and Day, and art films like Never Let Me Go. It remains to be seen which direction FOX will go in – but no matter which way they go, it’ll probably be better than the first Wolverine movie. (Variety)

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