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.
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.