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'Elysium' Pushed Back To August 9, 2013 While 'RoboCop' Heads To 2014

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 15, 2012 8:54 PM
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We have to admit, we were beginning to wonder what was going on with Neill Blomkamp's expensive, mysterious "Elysium." With a release dating looming about five months from now and no posters, teaser trailers, stills or any other kind of marketing, we figured either that a) Sony was going to start a blitzkrieg campaign once they were done with "Skyfall" or b) it was getting pushed back. Now we have our answer.

New 'RoboCop' Suit Gets A Close Up In Licensing Banner

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 17, 2012 2:42 PM
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Update: Even though film's underway and posters are being released, the film isn't quite done casting up: Aimee Garcia, who plays nanny Jamie on "Dexter," has joined the cast, according to Heat Vision, playing a scientist who works with Gary Oldman's character.
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First Look: Set Pictures Reveal Sleek New Futuristic 'RoboCop' Suit

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • September 15, 2012 3:12 PM
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So yeah. Put on your Bad Idea Jeans, we’re about to delve right back into the world of the “RoboCop” remake. With a summer '13 release date slotted, the film is currently shooting in Toronto, and with it comes the very first on-set pics of a sexy, sleek, futuristic robot cop formerly identified as Officer Alex Murphy.

Jose Padilha, Director Of 'RoboCop' Remake, Says Despite Rumors That He's "Happy" With Film

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 5, 2012 8:59 AM
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Just a few days ago, Fernando Meirelles, director of "City of God," was quoted as saying that his friend Jose Padilha, currently hard at work on his Hollywood debut, a remake of "RoboCop," was having a terrible time on the film. "For every 10 ideas he has, 9 are cut," Meirelles told a South American website. But wait! A Brazilian newspaper interviewed Padilha and it seems that he's actually totally fine, so just chill.

Michael Keaton Replaces Hugh Laurie In 'RoboCop' Reboot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 29, 2012 7:38 PM
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With filming on "RoboCop" getting rolling soon, director Joseph Padilha describing the production as "hell" and proposed villain Hugh Laurie bailing, we wondered who the filmmakers could find on such short notice to fill a key role. And frankly, it looks like they got someone pretty awesome step in.

Director Jose Padilha Says 'RoboCop' Reboot Is "Hell"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 27, 2012 11:00 AM
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With Hugh Laurie dropping out of the villain role in the "RoboCop" remake last week, was it actually a sign of a troubled production? Because according to director Jose Padilha's pal Fernando Meirelles, working on the flim is "hell."

Hugh Laurie Drops 'RoboCop'; Christoph Waltz Sought For 'Candy Store' With Brad Pitt & Denzel Washington, Plot Details Emerge

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 24, 2012 10:38 AM
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Here's a quick update on two movies -- one with an actor leaving, another someone coming on board, so read on below...

'Secrets & Lies' Oscar Nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste Joins 'RoboCop'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 17, 2012 10:15 AM
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Though some aren't quite enamored with this film already, “Elite Squad” helmer José Padilha has assembled quite a cast for his remake of Paul Verhoeven’s cult classic, “RoboCop.” And he keeps adding to it as Marianne Jean-Baptiste has joined the cast as the Detroit Police Chief, Karen Dean.

'RoboCop' Will Apparently Be Tested Against Al Qaeda In Upcoming Remake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 13, 2012 9:16 AM
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So guess what folks, apparently José Padilha's "RoboCop" will be worse than Len Wiseman's "Total Recall." At least that's according to Drew McWeeny at HitFix, who got his hands on the script for the upcoming remake, and hit Twitter as he flipped the pages and pretty much got an online ulcer with each passing moment, sharing his reactions with the interwebs. However, parsing through his comments, it seems the movie is doing all the same social commentary stuff of Paul Verhoeven's original (though it seems a bit more meta) with some interesting updates.
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Michael K. Williams Boots Up To 'RoboCop'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 6, 2012 10:59 PM
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After making his name on the wrong end of the law on TV to acclaim on shows like "The Wire" and "Boardwalk Empire," the always awesome Michael K. Williams is ready to fight for the good guys in a major summer tentpole.

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