People who have been watching the progress of the 'RoboCop' remake with skepticism will certainly get their coals stoked with this news: Sony has decided to delay the film's release, plucking it out of its August 9, 2013 date and pushing it back to February 7, 2014 frame. Let the speculation commence.
With a premiere date currently set for August 9, 2013 and a star-studded cast, including Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Keaton, the 'RoboCop' remake, helmed by Jose Padilha, is already well on its way. Production began back in mid-September and we've already seen what Joel Kinnaman will look like once he's all RoboCop-ed up. So, how would you like to see even more shots of our hero in action?
Your childhood fantasy (or fear?) of seeing an officer of the law who is part man/part machine may be coming true soon, thanks to Researchers at Florida International University's Discovery Lab and a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserves. These folks are working to build "telepresence robots," which would patrol the streets while being controlled by disabled police officers and military vets. Let's pause to allow the awesomeness sink in.
The time has finally come for the 'RoboCop' remake to step into high gear and get started on production already. Though 'House' star Hugh Laurie dropped out of the villain role a while back, the film still has an all-star cast, which includes Michael Keaton, Michael K. Williams, Gary Oldman and Samuel L. Jackson, to name a few. Now, the project is taking the next steps as it goes into production at the end of the week, while simultaneously releases the official plot summary.
There must have been something of a scramble to replace Hugh Laurie when he dropped out of the 'Robocop' remake. Even though word about the script and the making of it have suggested that the film isn't going to be great, they've just made a great choice in casting: They're replacing Laurie with Michael Keaton.
The 'RoboCop' remake has a pretty impressive cast. Led by 'The Killing' star Joel Kinnaman, the cast also includes Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Jackie Earle Haley, Jay Baruchel and Abbie Cornish. But one thing it doesn't have is a villain.
'House' star Hugh Laurie, who had signed on to star as the film's bad guy, has unexpectedly dropped out of the project.