We hoped at one point that Michael K. Williams, aka Omar from The Wire, might end up playing the title role in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. That didn’t happen, but it hasn’t stopped him from getting other great work. In addition to his recurring role on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Williams ended up doing a stint on Community, and has a part in Steve McQueen’s new film Twelve Years a Slave.
And now he’s going to Detroit (well, actually Toronto, but sshh) for Jose Padilha‘s remake of RoboCop. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, August 3rd, 2012 by Angie Han
As one Paul Verhoeven remake plops into theaters, another one is gearing up to start shooting. Fortunately for us, Jose Padilha‘s RoboCop already looks much more promising than Len Wiseman’s Total Recall ever did.
For one thing, Padilha is assembling a top-notch cast. Joel Kinnaman has been set to play the lead for some time now, but in the last few months Padilha’s been busy locking down some other interesting talents like Gary Oldman, Abbie Cornish, Samuel L. Jackson, and Hugh Laurie. The newest member of that roster is now Jennifer Ehle, a two-time Tony winner last seen in Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion and the CBS drama A Gifted Man. More details after the jump.
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Last week, when Jackie Earle Haley was reported to be one of the latest additions to Jose Padilha‘s new RoboCop film, Jay Baruchel was reported as another likely addition. Now he’s been confirmed, and we know that Baruchel will play, per THR, “the head of marketing for Omnicorp, the company that is building the police cyborg.” Read More »
Posted on Friday, July 20th, 2012 by Angie Han
José Padilha has rounded up an impressive array of talent for his new Robocop remake, and the latest additions are no exception. A new report has surfaced today indicating that Jackie Earle Haley is now signed on, while Jay Baruchel is said to be circling a key role. The two join a cast that already includes Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Laurie, Abbie Cornish, and of course, Joel Kinnaman as Robocop himself. More details after the jump.
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That image above is a shot of the redesigned ED-209 automated security sentry drone from OmniCorp — you may remember the original ED-209 as the roaring, bullet-spitting hulk that went haywire in a boardroom demonstration and lead to the funding of RoboCop. (The funding of the fictional project/character, that is, not the funding of the original film.)
This image and the video that lies below the jump were revealed today as part of the early viral marketing campaign for Jose Padilha‘s new RoboCop, which will star Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson and Hugh Laurie. The film is set for August 9, 2013, but you can see the new ED, and seemingly a tease of RoboCop, below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 by Angie Han
After eight seasons of playing the stubborn, selfish, and mean-spirited — but ultimately helpful — Dr. Gregory House on TV, Hugh Laurie is about to go full-on evil for the big screen. The Brit actor has just signed on for José Padilha‘s upcoming remake for MGM of Paul Verhoeven‘s 1987 sci-fi classic Robocop, in the role of the villainous Omni Corp CEO. Laurie joins an intriguing cast that includes lead Joel Kinnaman, and co-stars Gary Oldman, Abbie Cornish, and Samuel L. Jackson. More details after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, June 8th, 2012 by Angie Han
Whatever doubts you may still have about MGM’s Robocop remake, at least director José Padilha is recruiting a strong cast to help him out. The Killing star Joel Kinnaman was confirmed as the title character earlier this year, and since then Padilha’s been filling out the supporting roles with stars like Gary Oldman and Samuel L. Jackson – and now Abbie Cornish, who has been offered the female lead. More details after the jump.
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The latest addition to the cast of Jose Padilha‘s remake of RoboCop is Samuel L. Jackson, who will play a character named Pat Novak. Details are thin right now, but the description we’ve got almost makes him sound like an updated version of Bixby Snyder, the Benny Hill-inspired “I’d buy that for a dollar!” TV personality from the original film. Read More »