It's always surprising when high-profile movies change their opening days with only months or weeks to spare. So break out your calendars and raise your eyebrows, movie fans, because a few major Sony releases have shifted. Two of them are fairly minor, but the third definitely sends up a red flag or two.
In 1987, director Paul Verhoeven unleashed 'RoboCop,' a sci-fi action flick and darkly comic satire starring Peter Weller as Alex Murphy, a cop who is murdered and brought back to life by the corporation OmniCorp to protect and serve as the cyborg known as RoboCop. After 26 years, two sequels, and a remake on the way, we take a look back at the cast of the original film and see where they are now.
We’ve all heard the casual moans of fan communities that Hollywood never comes up with anything original anymore, settling into the familiar patterns of sequels, remakes, and adaptations of familiar properties to cash in on brand recognition. And while remakes have become subtly accepted as a chance for a new take on dormant properties, the recent ‘RoboCop’ trailer reminded us just how much passions can strain in the dissection of beloved classics.
Can the 'RoboCop' remake possibly live up to the original? That's the question on everyone's mind and what Sony Pictures was trying to prove when they brought the film to Comic-Con. We checked out the brand new 'RoboCop' footage and spoke to the cast of the film - Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish and Samuel L. Jackson - plus director Jose Padilha to find out what this new 'RoboCop' was bringing to the table.
Among the many offerings presented at the Columbia Pictures/Sony Comic-Con 2013 panel was the much-talked-about 'RoboCop,' the upcoming remake of the 1987 classic. The presentation, which debuted Friday, July 19 on the Hall H stage, featured appearances by director José Padilha, and stars Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish, and Samuel L. Jackson.