Posted on Monday, May 13th, 2013 by Angie Han
A quarter century after the release of Paul Verhoeven’s RoboCop, the cyborg police officer remains as well loved as ever. In fact, today we’ve got news about three different versions of the character coming our way.
First, we have the first peek at the statue going up in Detroit, which is based on the original (1987) version of the character. Then there are photos and video from Jose Padilha‘s upcoming remake, which has been undergoing reshoots in Vancouver. Finally, Boom! Studios has announced plans for a new comic book series called RoboCop: Last Stand, penned by Frank Miller. Hit the jump for details on all of the above.
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After the Elite Squad films, Brazilian director Jose Padilha seemed like a mold-breaking choice to direct the RoboCop remake for MGM. We have to wait to see how that worked out; while many photos have hit the web, we still haven’t seen any footage from the film.
Now Padilha is signing on to a film that sounds more directly in his wheelhouse: The Brotherhood, based on the book The Brotherhoods: The True Story of Two Cops Who Murdered for the Mafia written by Guy Lawson and William Oldham. The story follows two corrupt cops, each of whom works for a different crime organization, and the third detective who tracks their activities. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 by Angie Han
An especially heart-pounding edition of Remake Bits features updates on Evil Dead, Godzilla, Robocop, and more. After the jump:
- Frank Darabont talks about the Godzilla reboot
- Jason Blum is remaking The Town That Dreaded Sundown
- Listen to ten minutes of the Evil Dead score
- New pics show the Robocop prototype
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Posted on Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 by Angie Han
Find out just how the new Maniac pulled off its violent intensity in a four-minute behind-the-scenes video. Also after the jump:
- The new Scarface might center around a Mexican lead
- Abbie Cornish has nice things to say about Robocop
- Todd Lincoln discusses his failed attempt to remake The Fly
- The viral campaign for Carrie gets literary with a couple of fake books
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A new four-minute video meant to sell Jose Padilha‘s remake of RoboCop to licensing and promotions companies might just end up selling you on the film, too. It features a ton of concept art from the film, including huge battles with multiple OmniCorp products and explains how the suit will evolve from the silver one similar to the original film to the black one that’s been a hot topic since images of it leaked online some weeks ago.
Check out the video after the jump.
[EDIT: The video has been removed, but we still have a rundown of what it entails below]
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There was no small amount of derision fired towards the RoboCop remake directed by Jose Padilha for the suit design sported by the main character, played by Joel Kinnaman. The assumption was that he was going to wear that suit throughout most of the film — after all, in Paul Verhoeven’s original movie, the character didn’t get new armor every ten minutes, so we’ve assumed a similar approach this time.
That might be wrong.
An image posted to Instagram today shows a suit that the photographer says is the suit the character will wear through “the whole film.” It’s better than the last, if a bit Ultron-like. Check out the image and some possibly spoilerish info below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 by Angie Han
Having weathered MGM’s financial woes and some last-minute digital revamping to avoid pissing off the Chinese, the Red Dawn remake is finally ready to hit theaters next month. A first trailer hit a couple of months ago, and now the first TV spot has arrived to remind us of the absurdity we can expect. Watch the video after the jump, then stick around for more photos from RoboCop and a casting update on a new Little Rascals.
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With Jose Padilha‘s remake of RoboCop, not only is the title character getting a new suit, apparently he’s getting a new mode of transportation too. While the RoboCop of 1987 was happy piloting a standard police cruiser, the RoboCop of 2014 (the film was just pushed back) will rock a sleek new motorcycle. After the jump, check out a ton of photos of Robo’s new ride as well as a video of the bike in action. Plus, get a glimpse of his gun, a fan-favorite feature of RoboCop. Read More »
Briefly: It always seemed weird that Neill Blomkamp‘s second film, Elysium, would be a March 2013 release. Granted, from what we’ve seen of the movie it looks like smarter, tougher sci-fi than most summer fare. But as the movie features Matt Damon escaping from the polluted surface of Earth to make use of medical technology on an elite space colony called, it also appears to have high entertainment value. I’d hope that a film like that could be marketed into summer success.
Evidently Sony feels the same, as the film is now scheduled for August 9, 2013. That’s a good late-summer berth for a smart sci-fi film, and roughly the same spot in which Blomkamp’s District 9 became a solid hit in 2009. So, all’s good, right? Well, part of the move is based on the fact that the Aug 9 date became vacant when MGM, Sony and Columbia realized that the Jose Padilha reboot of RoboCop is going to need more time in the oven. So that has been pushed to February 7, 2014.
Sony made a couple other small date changes, too, as Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Lefotovers will now open onSeptember 27, 2013, and the feature version of Pixels has been pushed back from a May 23, 2014 date to an unspecified time slot. [Variety]