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Watch: New Trailer For 'RoboCop' Starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman & Samuel L. Jackson Goes On Duty

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 7, 2013 10:03 AM
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Robocop, 2014
While we didn't necessarily want this remake, it has been made, and we have to admit, we're intrigued by "RoboCop." The talent for this is certainly undeniable with "Elite Squad" helmer Jose Padilha guiding a helluva cast—Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel and Samuel L. Jackson—through futuristic Detroit. But can it even begin to come close to Paul Verhoeven's twisted perfection? Well, this new trailer is going to make a case for it.

Samuel L. Jackson Reteams With '1408' Pal John Cusack & Dials Up 'Cell'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • November 5, 2013 12:00 PM
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The last we heard about the adaptation of Stephen King’s novel “Cell” was over a year ago, when John Cusack was attached to star. For a while there, as the film’s producers searched for a director, it seemed that Cusack would be left hanging. Now, it’s been confirmed that Samuel L. Jackson has joined the cast and Tod “Kip” Williams (“Paranormal Activity 2”) is set to direct the film.

New Poster & Images For 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 23, 2013 9:19 AM
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So is Steve Rogers getting all "Oldboy" on us for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"? Don't get ahead of yourself. According to directors Anthony and Joe Russo, in bringing the hero into the current timeline of the Marvel-verse, they looked back on '70s thrillers like "Three Days Of The Condor" as the vibe they were trying to bring to their first superhero and tentpole outing. But it's not just the chance to play with big budgets that brought the duo to the franchise, it was the 'Winter Soldier' story, of which both are big fans.

First Look At Sharlto Copley In New Pics From 'Oldboy' Plus 20 Years Of Captivity In Posters

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 14, 2013 1:37 PM
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There's probably some kind of award handed out for movie marketing, and if there is, we really hope someone is campaigning for "Oldboy." While the jury is still out on Spike Lee's remake, full credit to FilmDistrict for truly embracing the the twisted story, and having some fun with it.

Samuel L. Jackson Says Elizabeth Olsen Set For 'Avengers 2,' Paul Giamatti Says He's Back For 'Spidey 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2013 1:04 PM
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While there is still no official casting for "Avengers 2: Age of Ultron," probably because the movie is still a considerable time away from hitting theaters, it looks like Marvel is getting their ducks in a row. Unless something goes horribly wrong, Aaron Taylor-Johnson is pretty much set to play Quicksilver in the movie, with Elizabeth Olsen long rumored to play his sister, Scarlet Witch. Well, consider that rumor confirmed?

Samuel L. Jackson Talks Squashing Beef With Spike Lee For 'Oldboy,' Plus 'Django Unchained' Deleted Scenes

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • September 25, 2013 9:25 AM
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If nothing else positive comes from Spike Lee's remake of “Oldboy,” it can at least boast the director's reunion with his former frequent collaborator, Samuel L. Jackson. After a string of offerings including “School Daze,” “Do The Right Thing,” and “Jungle Fever,” the two men fell out publicly, and up until last year's controversy surrounding Quentin Tarantino's “Django Unchained,” the relationship wasn't looking to improve. But in a new interview with Playboy magazine, Jackson reveals the reason behind his reunion with Lee, and also provides a hint of more 'Django' on the cutting room floor.

Watch: Josh Brolin Is Staying In The Worst Hotel Ever In New Promo For Spike Lee's 'Oldboy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 17, 2013 3:15 PM
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Finding an audience for a twisted, very R-rated revenge flick with a plot so bizarre, taking place in a world so strange that it can't be easily packaged and sold, is no simple feat. But the folks at FilmDistrict are smartly playing on the mood of Spike Lee's upcoming "Oldboy" remake, at least early on, to try and spur some interest and those who might not know about Park Chan-wook's original. And now another new teaser has arrived.

Watch: Spike Lee Talks Samuel L. Jackson In 'Oldboy,' Plus First Pic Of The Actor's Surprising New Look In The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 21, 2013 2:06 PM
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With Spike Lee's Kickstarter campaign closed and fully funded, we can now turn our attention back to his immediate next effort, the remake of Park Chan-Wook's "Oldboy." And while the verdict is still out as to whether or not an American studio version of the bonkers original can even land in the same ballpark, it's safe to say that Lee isn't holding back in the slightest.

Samuel L. Jackson Takes Villain Role In Matthew Vaughn's 'The Secret Service'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2013 10:54 PM
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While he might not be rolling with the X-Men, Matthew Vaughn is keeping one foot in the comic book store as he gears up his big screen adaptation of buddy Mark Millar's "The Secret Service." And with Colin Firth and Taron Egerton already set, the helmer has now found the person who will be causing all the trouble in the movie.

Review: DreamWorks Animation's 'Turbo' Featuring The Voices of Ryan Reynolds & Samuel L. Jackson

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 17, 2013 5:47 PM
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With some DreamWorks Animation movies, you can practically see and hear the pitch meeting that they came out of, as fully realized as any of the whiz-bang 3D computer graphics that will eventually coat movie theater screens nationwide. There are a few executives there, some animators, maybe one of the marketing guys (to represent such vaunted interests as toy manufacturers and video game designers). Someone yells out, "What about a panda bear that does kung fu?" and the rest of the room agrees (and the video game guy gets very excited). Or, in the case of this week's "Turbo," there was probably a meeting after it was widely reported that Disney makes something like $4 billion a year from selling stuff related to the Pixar movie "Cars." "What about a snail… That wants to be a racer?" You can picture the rest of the room sheepishly nodding their heads, and then the guys responsible for the actual movie sweating bullets because, good lord, how do you make an animated movie about a snail that wants to be an Indy 500 racer? It turns out: you don't.

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