Opening this week in theaters and IMAX is director Jose Padilha’s new take on RoboCop. For those unfamiliar with the film, it takes place in the near future where a company called OmniCorp has pushed drone technology to new levels, and they now want to mix the technology with a human operator. When police officer Alex Murphy (Kinnaman) is gravely injured, OmniCorp takes the opportunity to use him as their prototype cyborg police officer. The experiment on Murphy is meant to be the first of many RoboCops the company hopes to put in every U.S. city. The film also stars Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, and Samuel L. Jackson.
At the recent Los Angeles press day, I landed an exclusive video interview with Cornish. She talked about how the film has a strong social and political point of view, how she got involved in the project, whether the script changed during production, how she wishes she had scenes with Samuel L. Jackson, and more. Hit the jump to watch.
- What is it like working on something where people are very skeptical of the project?
- How it’s not just an action movie. It addresses political and social issues. Reveals she signed on before reading the script.
- Was she sad not having any scenes with Samuel L. Jackson?
- How much did the script change during production?