Ruben Fleischer has assembled a fantastic cast for his third major studio feature, Gangster Squad, but recently he lost one key player. Bryan Cranston, originally cast as Texan cop Max Kennard, transplanted to LA and roped into the mob-busting gangster squad, had to drop out in order to do Ben Affleck’s film Argo. So we still win, as we’ll see Mr. Cranston in what might be a solid film.
But that left the Max Kennard role open, and now Robert Patrick is stepping in. Can I get a .GIF photoshop job of the T-1000 morphing from metal Bryan Cranston into Robert Patrick? Please? Read More »
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The film Safe House has been shooting for some time now, and it’s one that has our interest thanks to a great collection of talent: Snabba Cash director Daniel Espinosa makes his English-language debut with the movie and the cast is toplined by Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds, with additional roles filled out by Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard and Robert Patrick.
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Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington will soon shoot Safe House, in which a CIA trainee (Reynolds) has to transport a criminal (Washington) who is under fire from other enemies. Daniel Espinosa (Snabba Cash) is directing from a script by David Guggenheim. Now the film picked up four more actors: Brendan Gleeson, Robert Patrick, Sam Shepard and Liam Cunningham. No word on the roles for the quartet, but I hope they play the team trying to take down Denzel.
The film shoots starting next week, and has a February 10, 2012 release date. [Variety]
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It seems to me that all the excitement over both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton‘s potential involvement in Terminator Salvation has gotten McG a little cameo crazy. The director tells FearNet that he has an idea to cast Robert Patrick, who played the T-1000 in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, in the potential sequel to Terminator Salvation.
“I like the idea in a prospective next picture that you meet Robert Patrick the way he looks today, and he’s a scientist that’s working on improving cell replication so we can stay healthier and we can cure juvenile diabetes and all these things that once again sound like good ideas — and once again live as an idealized expression of ourselves. So imagine seeing a sixty-year-old Robert Patrick and knowing, ‘Holy shit! That’s gonna be the T-1000 – who comes back perfect, lean and the whole thing.’ I haven’t concluded that, but Robert and I had dinner the other night and talked about it.”
This would be cool is the T-1000 actually looked like Robert Patrick by default, but anyone who has seen T2 knows that the T-1000 is a more advanced terminator, composed entirely of a mimetic metal alloy, rendering it capable of rapid shapeshifting and near-perfect mimicry.In the beginning of the filme, t he T-1000 ambushes a police officer and takes on his identity. So if I’m correct, the T-1000 does not look like Robert Patrick by default, and thus, McG’s cameo theory just wouldn’t make any sense.
Update: Apparently the T-1000 appears as Robert Patrick before he attacks the police officer, so I’m completely wrong. I’ve just always assumed that the T-1000 wouldn’t have a default human mode, because, what would the point be? The T-1000 can change into anything or anyone, and having a standard look would make him more vulnerable in the war between the humans and machines. On the other hand it would be cool if we eventually seen the moment when the T-1000 is sent back to kill John Conner. Instead of having the T-1000 modeled after the scientist, I would love to see the T-1000 kill the scientist and mimic his look before taking the trip.