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 Oldman. He talked about how the film has a strong social and political point of view, how he got involved in the project, what it was like to work with Michael Keaton, how soon a “Robocop” could become a reality, and more. Hit the jump to watch.
And here’s my video interview with Joel Kinnaman if you missed it.
- I was wearing a made in China t-shirt which led to some talk about what is made in China.
- How did he get involved in the project? Talks about how the film is topical and more current than it was originally scripted.
- How soon could Robocop be a reality?
- What was it like working with Michael Keaton? Talks about how the original scene had him talking to Keaton via Skype but due to rehearsing together they changed it to have them do the scene in the same room.