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Metal gear squandered – Robocop review

By Simon Miraudo February 6, 2014 If you find yourself – perhaps under duress – watching José Padilha‘s Robocop, rest easy in the knowledge that under no circumstances will you end up watching it again. You can rarely say that about any movie with certainty, but I can’t compute a scenario in which someone would […]

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Trailer Debut: Robocop

The trailer for Jose Padilha’s long-delayed remake of Robocop has arrived. It stars Joel Kinnaman as Officer Alex Murphy, a maimed cop kept alive by his department solely for experimentation purposes. With his wife’s (Abbie Cornish) blessing, they turn Murphy into the latest crime-fighting weapon in a dystopian Detroit: Robocop. Michael Keaton, Gary Oldman, and […]

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Samuel L. Jackson cast in Robocop

But sadly, not as Robocop. Samuel L. Jackson has joined the cast of Jose Padilha’s remake of Robocop, which already has Joel Kinnaman attached to the lead role. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jackson will play Pat Novak, a “charismatic media mogul and a powerful force.” Sounds villainous to us! Kinnaman will take on the role of Alex Murphy – […]

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Joel Kinnaman is your new Robocop

Despite director Jose Padilha’s desire to see “The Fassbender” star in his Robocop remake, Deadline reports The Killing‘s Joel Kinnaman has nabbed the lead role. Kinnaman will star as a loyal police officer whose bullet-ridden body is scrapped in favour of an advanced robotic frame. Russell Crowe was – very loosely – rumoured to be in contention for the part too. Peter […]

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‘The Fassbender’ wanted for Robocop reboot

There is nary a project out there in which X-Men: First Class‘ Michael Fassbender isn’t wanted for the lead role (and that won’t likely change after the release of Steve McQueen’s Shame, for which Fass is courting plenty of Oscar buzz). Brazilian director José Padilha (Elite Squad) spoke about his desire to score Fassbender (or […]

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