Joel Kinnaman Talks ROBOCOP PG-13 Rating, Casting Jesse Eisenberg in BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN, CHILD 44, RUN ALL NIGHT, and More

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With director Jose Padilha’s new take on RoboCop opening in theaters and IMAX on February 12th, the other day I landed an exclusive phone interview with Joel Kinnaman.  He talked about working with Michael Keaton and Gary Oldman, the PG-13 rating and why his opinion has changed (I asked about this because before filming began, he expressed to us his reservations about a PG-13 take on RoboCop), director Daniel Espinosa’s Child 44, Run All Night, future projects, what he wants to do in 2014, his opinion on casting Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor in Batman vs. Superman, and a lot more.

For those unfamiliar, the film 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, Jackie Earle HaleyMichael K. WilliamsJennifer EhleJay BaruchelMarianne Jean-Baptiste, and Samuel L. Jackson.  Hit the jump for the interview.

Watch 5 Clips from José Padilha’s ROBOCOP Starring Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman, and Michael Keaton

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In advance of its February debut, we have five clips from José Padilha’s RoboCop reboot to share with you.  The new take on the Paul Verhoeven 1987 classic sees Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) taking on the title role as a cybernetically enhanced cop in 2028 Detroit.

The film also stars Abbie Cornish, Gary OldmanMichael KeatonJackie Earle HaleyMichael K. WilliamsJennifer EhleJay BaruchelMarianne Jean-Baptiste, and Samuel L. Jackson.  RoboCop opens in traditional theaters and IMAX on February 12, 2014.  Hit the jump to watch the clips.

Impressive New IMAX Poster for ROBOCOP

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Director Jose Padilha’s new take on RoboCop is due out in theaters next month, and while it’s still up in the air whether the redo will be worthwhile or not, at least we can rest assured that it has a pretty neat IMAX poster.  The very red new one-sheet was unveiled today, and it’s an impressive piece of art that plays on director Paul Verhoeven’s original.  For those unfamiliar, the film takes place in 2028 and finds the sleazy OminiCorp putting its drone technology to use on domestic grounds by way of taking blown-apart cop Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) and turning him into a 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, but things don’t go as planned.

Hit the jump to check out the new poster.  The film also stars Abbie CornishGary OldmanMichael KeatonJackie Earle HaleyMichael K. WilliamsJennifer EhleJay BaruchelMarianne Jean-Baptiste, and Samuel L. Jackson.  RoboCop opens in traditional theaters and IMAX on February 12, 2014.

First Clip for ROBOCOP Puts Joel Kinnaman to the Test

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The first clip from José Padilha’s RoboCop is now online.  The action sequence puts title star Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) through his paces in the new robo-suit, one that’s quite a bit more mobile than the one found in the 1987 Paul Verhoeven classic.  Kinnaman’s Alex Murphy takes the suit through a training sequence in which he has to blast his way out of a veritable shooting gallery.  It doesn’t look all that bad, but the terrible music track playing over the whole scene is more than a little bit distracting.

The film also stars Gary OldmanMichael KeatonJackie Earle HaleyMichael K. WilliamsJennifer EhleJay BaruchelMarianne Jean-Baptiste, and Samuel L. Jackson.  RoboCop opens February 12, 2014.  Hit the jump to watch the clip.

Watch OmniCorp’s 2027 CES Keynote Presentation in New ROBOCOP Viral Video; Plus New High-Resolution Images

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Sony Pictures has released a new viral video for director Jose Padilha’s upcoming RoboCop remake by way of a CES Keynote Presentation from OminCorp in the year 2027.  The film takes place in 2028 and finds the sleazy OminiCorp putting its drone technology to use on domestic grounds by way of taking blown-apart cop Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) and turning him into a 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, but things don’t go as planned.  This viral video teases OmniCorp’s development of the RoboCop, but it’s done in a haphazard manner that just feels like a cheap ripoff of the excellent Prometheus TED Talk viral that featured Guy Pearce.

Hit the jump to watch the new viral video as well as a batch of new high-resolution images.  The film also stars Gary OldmanMichael KeatonJackie Earle HaleyMichael K. WilliamsJennifer EhleJay BaruchelMarianne Jean-Baptiste, and Samuel L. Jackson.  RoboCop opens February 12, 2014.

Three TV Spots for ROBOCOP Starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, and Michael Keaton

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Three new TV spots have popped up online for the remake of RoboCop.  The film takes place in 2028 and finds the sleazy OminiCorp putting its drone technology to use on domestic grounds by way of taking blown-apart cop Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) and turning him into a 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, but things don’t go as planned.  After watching these TV spots, I’m still not excited for this movie.  I’m trying to hold out some hope, but I have to keep reminding myself that the film is coming out in February.

Hit the jump to check out the TV spots.  The film also stars Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, and Samuel L. JacksonRoboCop opens February 12, 2014.

2014 Blockbuster Preview: X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, INTERSTELLAR, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, 22 JUMP STREET, and More

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It’s no secret that 2015 is going to be a sort of moviepocalypse with regards to its sheer magnitude of massive films, but right now we’ve still got 2014 to look forward to.  There are plenty of exciting large-scale films on tap for the coming year ranging from sequels to reboots to (gasp!) original properties.  Inevitably some will be great and some will be disappointing, but right now we’re full of optimism, and we’ve put together a list of 25 promising blockbusters set to be released in the next 12 months.  Read on after the jump.

5 New Images from the Remake of ROBOCOP Starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, and Michael Keaton

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MGM and Sony Pictures have released five new images from RoboCop.  The film takes place in 2028 and finds the sleazy OminiCorp putting its drone technology to use on domestic grounds by way of taking blown-apart cop Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) and turning him into a 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, but things don’t go as planned.  In addition to giving us more images of the cast, the most noteworthy image shows us a suit that looks highly reminiscent of the iconic one from Paul Verhoeven‘s 1987 original.  This version looks pretty crappy, and that’s probably intentional since Murphy is presumably meant to evolve from this fat, clunky suit to the sleek black one.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, and Samuel L. JacksonRoboCop opens February 12, 2014.

International Trailer and New Images for ROBOCOP Starring Joel Kinnaman and Abbie Cornish

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An international trailer has been released for Jose Padilha‘s remake of RoboCop along with some new images.  The film takes place in 2028 and finds the sleazy OminiCorp putting its drone technology to use on domestic grounds by way of taking blown-apart cop Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) and turning him into a 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, but obviously things don’t go as planned.  The new trailer finally highlights an interesting difference between the original and the remake; in the original, Murphy has almost no self-awareness and he struggles to find his humanity, but in the remake it looks like Murphy already has that awareness and it could make for an interesting dynamic, especially in terms of the relationship with his wife (Abbie Cornish).

Hit the jump to check out the international trailer and new images.  The film also stars Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, and Samuel L. JacksonRoboCop opens February 12, 2014.

New Trailer and Poster for ROBOCOP Starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, and Samuel L. Jackson

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MGM and Sony have just released the new trailer and poster for Jose Padilha‘s remake of Paul Verhoeven‘s RoboCopThe film takes place in 2028 and finds the sleazy OminiCorp putting its drone technology to use on domestic grounds by way of taking blown-apart cop Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) and turning him into a cyborg police officer.  The experiment on Murphy is meant to be the first of many RoboCops that the company hopes to put in every city around the country, but obviously things don’t go as planned.  For me, this trailer is not a good sign.  None of the action looks particularly interesting and the few laugh lines (“Robophobic”, “Good Cop/RoboCop”) land with a thud.  I think we could be looking at a movie that’s just as pointless as the remake of Verhoeven’s Total Recall.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster.  The film also stars Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, and Samuel L. JacksonRoboCop opens February 12, 2014.

New Images from ROBOCOP; New Trailer Premieres on Thursday

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Jose Padilha‘s remake of RoboCop has an incredibly difficult line to walk.  Whereas Paul Verhoeven‘s original gleefully fired off satire and explosive action, Padilha seems to be trying to keep the satire (Samuel L. Jackson‘s Bill O’Reilly-esque pundit) while maintaining a slightly serious tact by commenting on drone warfare and exploring questions of free will.  I don’t know if he’ll be able to pull it off, but I’m curious what we’ll see from a new trailer when it’s released on Thursday.  In the meantime, there are new images showing off Jackson’s character, Pat Novak, as well as Liz Kline (Jennifer Ehle), Maddox (Jackie Earle Haley), and Dr. Dennett Norton (Gary Oldman).

Hit the jump to check out the images, and be sure to come back Thursday when the new trailer is released.  The film also stars Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish, Jay Baruchel, and Michael KeatonRoboCop opens on February 12, 2014.

THE MONUMENTS MEN Set for February 7th; Pushes ROBOCOP to February 12th; AMERICAN HUSTLE Goes up to December 18th

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A couple days ago, George Clooney‘s The Monuments Men was delayed to 2014 in order to work on the visual effects and find the right tone for the story.  Warner Bros. has now set the movie for February 7, 2014.  It will serve as adult counter-programming to family-friendly The LEGO Movie, but it also takes the movie out of the awards race completely.  Monuments Men was positioned to be in this year’s race, but since the Academy can rarely remember movies that came out in February, a 2014 run looks unlikely.

Variety also reports that the move for The Monuments Men has caused some slight shifts for a couple of other films.  The remake of RoboCop will now move from February 7th to February 12th.  Meanwhile, American Hustle will move up from Christmas to go wide on Monuments Men‘s original December 18, 2013 date, but still open in limited release on December 13th.

ROBOCOP Set for IMAX Release on February 7, 2014

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Director Jose Padilha’s upcoming RoboCop will grace the ginormous IMAX screens when it hits theaters next year.  Sony and MGM announced today that the film will be digitally re-mastered into the IMAX format, giving fans the opportunity to check it out on the big, big screen.  Joel Kinnaman leads the redo, which takes place in 2028 and finds the sleazy OminiCorp putting its drone technology to use on domestic grounds by way of a part-man, part-robot police officer.  The experiment on Kinnaman is meant to be the first of many RoboCops that the company hopes to put in every city around the country, but obviously things don’t go as planned.  Watch the trailer here.

The film also stars Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.  If you missed Steve’s recent interview with Baruchel about the film, click hereRoboCop opens in traditional theaters and IMAX on February 7, 2014.

Jay Baruchel Talks THE ART OF THE STEAL, the GOON Sequel, the Success of THIS IS THE END, Seeing a Rough Cut of HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2, More

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One of the many films to premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival was writer-director Jonathan Sobol‘s The Art of the Steal.  Loaded with a great cast featuring Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon, Jay Baruchel, Terence Stamp, Katheryn Winnick, Jason Jones, and Chris Diamantopoulos, the film is about a small group that teams up to steal one of the most valuable books in the world.  While I wasn’t sure what to expect going in, I had a blast watching The Art of the Steal.  The pic is a fresh take on the heist genre, and it’s loaded with great dialogue and fun set pieces.  While I’m not sure when it’s going to be released in America, it’s definitely worth checking out down the road.

Shortly after the premiere, I landed an extended video interview with Jay Baruchel.  During our wide-ranging conversation we talked about being at TIFF, what The Art of the Steal is about, what it was like for Baruchel to work with Kurt Russell and Terence Stamp, what he collects, the reception to This Is the End, the Goon sequel (and what it’s about), and more.  In addition, he talked about how he’d just seen the rough cut of How to Train Your Dragon 2, who he plays in the Robocop remake, and future projects like his pilot for ABC, and his comic book adaptation, Random Acts of Violence, which is in development.  Hit the jump to watch.

New ROBOCOP Poster Shows off Star Joel Kinnaman in His Shiny New Suit

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This new poster from director José Padilha’s RoboCop borrows a line from the 1987 original, but with one important difference.  That difference is likely a stand-in for the changes from the ultra-violent and satirical Paul Verhoeven film to the rebooted property that must earn its keep and prove to audiences it’s a worthwhile standalone film.  The first trailer was rather divisive, but I’ll wait to see the film itself before making any solid judgments.  These first official images, however, are quite nice in any event.

Hit the jump to check out the full poster.  Also starring Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Abbie Cornish, Jay Baruchel and Jackie Earle Haley, RoboCop opens February 7, 2014.

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