MGM and Sony have just released the new trailer and poster for Jose Padilha‘s remake of Paul Verhoeven‘s 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 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. Jackson. RoboCop opens February 12, 2014.
The first trailer for director José Padilha’s RoboCop remake just hit, and a few new official stills came along for the ride. They feature new looks at stars Joel Kinnaman, who plays protagonist Alex Murphy and is seen here in full, tactical Robo-getup; Abbie Cornish as his wife, Clara Murphy; Samuel L. Jackson as conservative media mogul, Pat Novak; and RoboCop-creator, Dr. Dennett Norton (Gary Oldman) with Michael Keaton as OmniCorp’s CEO, Raymond Sellars.
Also starring Jay Baruchel and Jackie Earle Haley, RoboCop opens February 7, 2014. Hit the jump to view the new images.
Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for director Jose Padilha’s remake of RoboCop. While it’s already getting plenty of snark from internet grumps, I rather enjoyed this first look at the new film. Sure, it’s got a bit of a Total Recall or [insert recent sci-fi movie] vibe going on, but there’s plenty here to suggest that the filmmakers will give nods to fans of Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 original while putting their own stamp on the new iteration. Star Joel Kinnaman looks to be charismatic as Alex Murphy, a trait that he’ll struggle to regain once making his transformation. There’s plenty of screentime to go around as we also get looks at Samuel L. Jackson’s media mogul, Michael Keaton’s string-pulling CEO and Gary Oldman’s conflicted scientist. There’s plenty to look forward to, so let’s not lose our collective shit just yet.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer and, while you’re at it, check out these newly-released official images from the film. The film also stars Abbie Cornish, Jay Baruchel, and Jackie Earle Haley. RoboCop opens February 7, 2014.
While at Comic-Con this weekend for a presentation in Hall H, co-stars Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, and director Jose Padilha spoke to the press about their new futuristic sci-fi thriller, Robocop, a reimagining of the 1980s cult classic. In the year 2028, the multinational conglomerate, OmniCorp, is at the center of robot technology. In a Detroit ravaged by crime, OmniCorp sees an opening for the perfect policeman – a robot that can clean up the city without putting polices lives at risk. The idea of a robot pulling the trigger makes people anxious, but they find a compromise in Alex Murphy (Kinnaman) and discover what happens when man and machine unite.
During the interview, they talked about their reactions when they first heard there would be a new Robocop and read the script, how the original story and themes inspired the modern film and what they brought from the original, why iconic lines from the first film didn’t make it into the second, the importance of making an entertaining film that is also morally intelligent, the relationship between fascism and robotics, what it’s like to play iconic characters in iconic movies, and how dope it would be if you could remake earlier groundbreaking films with today’s technology. Check out what they have to say after the jump.
Last year, Total Recall provided an important reminder: It’s very dangerous to try and remake Paul Verhoeven. He not only made off-kilter blockbuster movies, but he made them in a time when a director could get away with off-kilter blockbuster movies. The R-rating definitely helped, but there was also a strangeness that some could find off-putting. The original RoboCop has its share off odd moments, but what stands out more than the action scenes is the satire like the fake commercials. My biggest question about the remake was if they would carry over the social commentary, or make a forgettable action film featuring a killer cyborg police officer. I got closer to an answer at this afternoon’s Comic-Con panel for the film where Sony showed the first footage from the remake.
Hit the jump for my recap of the panel. RoboCop opens February 7, 2014.
Universal Pictures has released a new image from director Jeff Wadlow’s upcoming sequel Kick-Ass 2, and this time it’s all about The Mother F%&*^r. Christopher Mintz-Plasse is seen checking out his new look as the aptly-named supervillain, sporting an outfit that is at once sinister and sexually suggestive. The film’s red-band trailers promise that Wadlow isn’t holding back for the R-rated follow-up, and I’m eager to see more of the character interplay between Mintz-Plasse, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Chloe Grace Moretz. The film opens in theaters on August 16th.
Additionally, the first image from the supernatural thriller Solace has been unveiled. The film centers on a former doctor with psychic abilities who gets roped in by the FBI to aid in a serial killer case. Anthony Hopkins plays the doctor, while Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Abbie Cornish are FBI agents working to track down the killer, played by Colin Farrell. Filming is set to wrap on the film this week. Hit the jump to check out both images.
We’ve got some new casting news covering a few different film genres:
- Stanley Tucci, Anne Heche, and Cedric the Entertainer have joined Jason Statham’s upcoming action flick Heat, about a gambling addict and ex-mercenary named Nick (played by Statham) working for hire in Las Vegas.
- Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch) has reportedly landed the role of the leading lady in Afonso Poyart’s upcoming film Solace, which will also star Colin Farrell and Anthony Hopkins.
- Veep star Timothy Simons has joined Ivan Reitman’s NFL comedy Draft Day, where he will play Marx, a Cleveland Browns scout with a big personality.
Hit the jump for more information on each casting bit, folks.
The indie drama The Girl features Australian actress Abbie Cornish in a tragic, heartfelt and ultimately hopeful performance as Ashley Colton, a single mother in Texas who is struggling with the loss of her son to Social Services. When her path collides with a young girl from Mexico, she finds herself in the middle of a life-changing journey that forces her to confront and deal with the cycle of her past.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, Abbie Cornish talked about how she came to be a part of this film, how easy she found this character to relate to, learning to speak with a Texas accent and in fluent Spanish (for which she had three months of lessons), how quickly she bonded with the young actress who plays Rosa (Maritza Santiago Hernandez), how intense the entire experience was, and the way she thinks things might have turned out for her character. She also talked about how fun the experience of making the RoboCop remake was, told a funny story about co-star Gary Oldman in the airport, what it was like to work with paparazzi trying to get photos, how she hopes to shoot Fellini Black and White (about Federico Fellini) next, and what her dream role would be. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
New images from the set of director Jose Padilha’s RoboCop remake show off more looks at the film’s futuristic vehicles. We’ve seen glimpses of the cop car and taxi before, and the motorcycle popped up recently, but now we have much more extensive looks at all of them. With all these vehicles to wash and wax, it’s no wonder the film was recently bumped to 2014. As a bonus, we finally know the answer to why Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) retains one human hand as the cyborg-cop: bunny fingers.
RoboCop stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jay Baruchel and Jackie Earle Haley. RoboCop opens February 7th, 2014. Hit the jump to see the images. [Update: We've removed the unofficial images and video.]
CBS Films has released seven clips from Martin McDonagh‘s upcoming film Seven Psychopaths. The film centers on a screenwriter (Colin Farrell) suffering writer’s block, who then gets drawn into the mischief of his two dog-napping friends (Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken) after they kidnap a pooch belonging to a psychotic gangster (Woody Harrelson). I had an absolute blast with the flick when I saw it at TIFF, and found the movie to be painfully funny and incredibly clever.
Hit the jump to check out seven clips. The film also stars Abbie Cornish, Olga Kurylenko, and Tom Waits. Seven Psychopaths opens October 12th.
The internets were thrown for a loop this past weekend when the first set images of Joel Kinnaman in full costume for director Jose Padilha’s upcoming Robocop remake landed online on the very first day of production. The suit design is quite different from the one seen in Paul Verhoeven’s original, and fans felt pretty strongly about the redesign. Now even more images from the Toronto set have surfaced, giving us a closer look at Kinnaman’s headpiece (he’s wearing a robe to hide the rest of the suit) as well as co-star Abbie Cornish and some of the film’s futuristic modes of transportation. I’m with Matt in that I’m reserving an opinion until some official images hit the web since there may be multiple suits in the film and it’s a tad unfair to judge the costume out of context.
Hit the jump to check out the images, and be sure to check out the teaser banner that landed online earlier today. The film also stars Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Jay Baruchel, and Jackie Earle Haley. RoboCop opens on August 9th, 2013.
A red band trailer for director Martin McDonagh‘s (In Bruges) dark comedy Seven Psychopaths has been released. The film follows a trio of dognappers (Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, and Christopher Walken) who steal the wrong shih tzu and end up running afoul of a psychotic gangster (Woody Harrelson). I actually think I slightly prefer the green band trailer, but the cast is still aces in this clip. Walken again steals the show with his genius looks/delivery, but there really doesn’t seem to be a weak link anywhere.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Tom Waits, Gabourey Sidibe, Abbie Cornish, and Olga Kurylenko. Seven Psychopaths opens on October 12th.
While things haven’t exactly been going smoothly for director Jose Padilha’s RoboCop reboot lately, the acquisition of Michael Keaton (Batman) as the villain will surely go a long way to remedy that. Hugh Laurie (House, M.D.) was previously attached to play the antagonist but talks recently broke down. Keaton would be playing Raymond Sellars, the CEO of Omnicorp, the corporation that builds RoboCop. The reboot of Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 cult classic stars Joel Kinnaman in the title role. Hit the jump for more on the remake and to read what Padilha had to say about Keaton coming on board.
We have a few bits of casting news to share with you today. Here they are at a glance:
- Cobie Smulders (The Avengers) is in negotiations to star opposite Vince Vaughn in DreamWorks’ untitled Starbuck remake, directed by Ken Scott, who also directed the original.
- Josh Holloway (Lost) is in talks to join Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sam Worthington in David Ayer’s action-thriller, Breacher, previously known as Ten.
- Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch) has nabbed the female lead in Fellini Black and White, directed by Henry Bromell.
Hit the jump for details on each picture.
Yesterday, we showed you the entertaining trailer for Martin McDonagh‘s Seven Psychopaths. The movie follows a trio of dognappers (Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, and Christopher Walken) who steal the wrong shih tzu end up running afoul of a psychotic gangster (Woody Harrelson). But the gangster is only 1/7th of the film’s group of psychopaths, and CBS films has released seven character posters highlighting the eponymous lunatics.
Hit the jump to check out the posters. The film also stars Olga Kurylenko, Abbie Cornish, and Tom Waits. Seven Psychopaths will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, and opens domestically October 12th.