Things have been awfully quiet on the 'RoboCop' front, with information about the upcoming remake of the classic 1987 film film slowing to a trickle. But with Comic-Con 2013 literally right around the corner, it looks like marketing on the film is looking to leap forward in a major way. The film's viral site has been updated, giving us a glimpse of some the nifty stuff that'll feature in the film.
The studios are starting to announce all their Comic-Con 2013 panels (we should have a full schedule by the end of the week), and the latest is Columbia Pictures, who will be bringing 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2,' and their 'Robocop' remake to San Diego.
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.