Screen Junkies » Robocop remake http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:16:30 +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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The Screen Junkies Show: How To Fix RoboCop http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-screen-junkies-show-how-to-fix-robocop/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-screen-junkies-show-how-to-fix-robocop/#comments Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:15:13 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=257589 Nick Mundy has a few ideas.

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We’re all nervous about RoboCop. Each year, remake after remake flood theaters with a pretty low return on quality. There are exceptions but few and far in between, so you can understand our collective trepidation around RoboCop’s retread. How do you take an already perfect movie and make it more perfecter? We invited Nick Mundy to the show to tell us how they can make sure RoboCop doesn’t suck.

The man has great ideas and great passion.

Let us know which was the worst movie remake and you could win a $25 Best Buy gift card!

See official rules here…

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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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Hugh Laurie To Be The Bad Guy In ‘Robocop’ Remake http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hugh-laurie-to-be-the-bad-guy-in-robocop-remake/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hugh-laurie-to-be-the-bad-guy-in-robocop-remake/#comments Wed, 13 Jun 2012 19:09:29 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=249228 Will he be able to diagnose Robocop's medical problem in time to save him?

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Hugh Laurie is most famous to American audiences for playing the lovably cranky medical genius Dr. House on House. But now it looks like he’s going to dial down the lovability and dial up the villainy as “the CEO of Omni Corp” in the upcoming reboot of the Robocop franchise – MGM has entered negotiations with Laurie to get him into the movie.

For those of you who haven’t committed the original Robocop to memory – first of all, what’s wrong with you? But also, the CEO of Omni Corp (the evil corporation of the movie) would appear to be an analogue to Ronny Cox’s character in the original movie. And if the remake goes in a similar direction, you can expect Laurie to be just one of many scoundrels who Robocop gets to blast into oblivion.

Assuming that Laurie and MGM reach an agreement, he’ll be joining a pretty impressive cast that includes Joel Kinnaman as Robocop, Abbie Cornish as Robocop’s wife, Samuel L. Jackson as some kind of media figure (media satire is a big part of the original movie), and Gary Oldman as the scientist who brings Robocop to life. (The AV Club)

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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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Russell Crowe Confirms Interest In Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/russell-crowe-confirms-interest-in-darren-aronofskys-noah/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/russell-crowe-confirms-interest-in-darren-aronofskys-noah/#comments Wed, 08 Feb 2012 14:00:02 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=244814 And he totally hates 'Robocop'.

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Last week there was news that Darren Aronofsky was interested in casting Russell Crowe and Liam Neeson for his wet n’ wild Bible epic, Noah. Now, Crowe has confirmed that but in order to impress Darren, he’s had to deny any involvement with the remake of Robocop. Poor Officer Murphy. Hasn’t he been shot down enough?

Crowe got on the Twitter to respond to a MovieWeb tweet that Aronofsky was “eyeing” him for the role with a “eyeing him right back…Liam’s eyeing both of us…and Paramount are eyeing us all, including you. Whole lot of eyeing.” Jeez. Get a room, you three.

Now that you’ve had time to wipe the image of a Neeson-Aronofsky-Crowe menage out of your minds, we can get on to Roboc — need another minute? ….

Okay, now we can get back to Robocop. Despite reports, Crowe denied any involvement with that project after flatly answering no to inquiries from fans. You may remember that Aronofsky was once attached to the remake but the deal didn’t pan out. Too bad too. Would be pretty awesome to see Aronofsky, Crowe, Neeson, and Robocop all get into bed together. (ComicBookMovie)

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‘Robocop’ Reboot Hires Non-Cyborg Writer Josh Zetumer http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/robocop-reboot-hires-non-cyborg-writer-josh-zetumer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/robocop-reboot-hires-non-cyborg-writer-josh-zetumer/#comments Fri, 11 Mar 2011 04:23:17 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=201124 Like Robocop's one-man mission to eliminate crime in Detroit, relatively unknown writer Josh Zetumer has also been given a gargantuan task: write a new version of the it's-exactly-perfect-as-it-is film 'Robocop'.

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Like Robocop‘s one-man mission to eliminate crime in Detroit, relativel unknown writer Josh Zetumer has also been given a gargantuan task: write a new version of the it’s-exactly-perfect-as-it-is film Robocop. Lucky for Zetumer, if he does a bad job, he would only get attacked by critics and fanboys, who rarely carry guns. Samurai swords, that’s more likely.

MGM has hired Zetumer to pen their Robocop reboot, to be helmed by gritty Brazilian filmmaker Jose Padilha (Elite Squad). Zetumer’s credits include a draft of a Dune movie, a draft of Bourne 4, and a draft of a draft of a rewrite of something else big, I’m sure. However, he’s never been given an on-screen credit. Because of this, maybe MGM will insist on putting him into a robot body that will allow him to write stronger and faster than ever before. Nothing gives a writer more confidence than becoming a cyborg. (/Film)

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‘Robocop’ Remake Is Officially Dead http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/robocop-remake-is-officially-dead/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/robocop-remake-is-officially-dead/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 I'm sad to report that those of us waiting to see a poignant, arthouse remake of a film about a part robot, part human cop who walks through walls and fights cyber-ninjas are to be left wanting. Darren Aronofsky's long-in-the-works, inexplicable remake of Robocop has officially been scrapped. The collapse of the project was came about for two reasons: MGM's money problems, and Darren Aronofsky's realizing that he is Darren Aronofsky. (Moviehole)

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I’m sad to report that those of us waiting to see a poignant, arthouse remake of a film about a part robot, part human cop who walks through walls and fights cyber-ninjas are to be left wanting. Darren Aronofsky‘s long-in-the-works, inexplicable remake of Robocop has officially been scrapped. The collapse of the project was came about for two reasons: MGM‘s money problems, and Darren Aronofsky‘s realizing that he is Darren Aronofsky. (Moviehole)

 

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Aronofsky Back on ‘Robocop’, Sam Worthington May Star http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/aronofsky-back-on-robocop-sam-worthington-may-star/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/aronofsky-back-on-robocop-sam-worthington-may-star/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Last we heard, Darren Aronofsky had decided to walk from the troubled Robocop remake due to his unwillingness to present the film in gimmicky 3D. It appears that he and the cash-strapped MGM have worked something out and he's ready to create the future of law enforcement according to our source. An insider at Digital Dimension has confirmed their company has been conducting visual effects tests and have received a great deal of feedback from Aronofsky. Word is that he "just loves the stuff." Our tipster also made mention that Sam Worthington is very likely to fill the role of Officer Murphy. It's his role to lose from what we've been told. Of course, Worthington's schedule is jam-packed with the adaptations of Dan Dare and The Last Days of American Crime and there's no official word when Robocop will ramp up. Though it is expected that Aronofsky is deciding between that or Serena with hot mom Angelina Jolie as his next project. We'll keep you posted. We realize this news sounds dodgy so to sweeten the pot we have an EXCLUSIVE look at early composite from Digital Dimension AFTER THE JUMP...

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Last we heard, Darren Aronofsky had decided to walk from the troubled Robocop remake due to his unwillingness to present the film in gimmicky 3D. It appears that he and the cash-strapped MGM have worked something out and he’s ready to create the future of law enforcement according to our source. An insider at Digital Dimension has confirmed their company has been conducting visual effects tests and have received a great deal of feedback from Aronofsky. Word is that he "just loves the stuff."

Our tipster also made mention that Sam Worthington is very likely to fill the role of Officer Murphy. It’s his role to lose from what we’ve been told. Of course, Worthington’s schedule is jam-packed with the adaptations of Dan Dare and The Last Days of American Crime and there’s no official word when Robocop will ramp up. Though it is expected that Aronofsky is deciding between that or Serena with hot mom Angelina Jolie as his next project. We’ll keep you posted.

We realize this news sounds dodgy so to sweeten the pot we have an EXCLUSIVE look at early composite from Digital Dimension AFTER THE JUMP…

 

(WE HOPE.)

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