"RoboCop" (1987) ist ein harter SF-Film von Paul Verhoeven (u.a. "Starship Troopers")...
Detroit in naher Zukunft...
Die Kriminalitätsrate ist drastisch angestiegen. Eine Lösung bietet das RoboCop-Programm der Firma OCP, die auch die Polizei übernommen hat. Als der Polizist Murphy von Bandenchef Clarence und seinen Männern zusammengeschossen wird, verwandelt man den Körper des Toten in eine stählerne, hochgerüstete Law & Order-Maschine. Obwohl perfekt programmiert, ist seine Erinnerung nicht vollständig ausgelöscht worden...
Es folgten diverse Fortsetzungen, eine Zeichentrickserie und eine Live-Action TV-Serie...
Ein "RoboCop"-Reboot ist seit längerer Zeit angedacht und soll - unter der Regie von Jose Padilha - in 3D kommen. Joel Kinnaman wird die Titelrolle spielen...
MTV sprach mit Joel Kinnaman über seine Rolle...
Wie CS! meldet, soll das "RoboCop"-Reboot am 9. August 2013 in die US-Kinos kommen...
MGM has closed its deal with Joel Kinnaman to play the title role in Robocop [...]
I’m told that MGM is making an offer to Joel Kinnaman to play the title role in its Robocop remake. The film’s being directed by Jose Padilha, helmer of two action packed installments of Elite Squad. Strike Entertainment partners Eric Newman and Marc Abraham are producing. Josh Zetumer wrote the script. [...]
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MGM has hired Gran Torino screenwriter Nick Schenk to work on the screenplay for RoboCop. [...]
The CAA-repped Schenk had been working with Padilha, who co-wrote and directed Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, on the action thriller Tri-Border. [...]
MGM has been developing a new take on the RoboCop franchise, which launched with the 1987 film directed by Paul Verhoeven, for years. The studio is hoping for a summer start, but no one has yet been cast in the title role.
CS! sprach mit dem Regisseur Joe Padilha...
He's hoping to start shooting early next year and he shared with us what we can expect from his take on the popular '80s action movie:
"'RoboCop' the first movie was fantastic," he told us. "But even if there was no movie, the concept of 'RoboCop' is brilliant, first because it lends itself to a lot of social criticism, but also because it poses a question, 'To when do you lose you humanity?' The way it does that is by replacing body parts with machine parts, and that's very smart because guess what? It's going to happen!"
"I have my take on it," he continued, "And I can tell you this: In the first 'RoboCop' when Alex Murphy is shot, gunned down, then you see some hospitals and stuff and then you cut to him as RoboCop. My movie is between those two cuts. How do you make RoboCop? How do you slowly bring a guy to be a robot? How do you actually take humanity out of someone and how do you program a brain, so to speak, and how does that affect an individual?"
When asked whether we might see some of his documentary skills at work for the movie, maybe with a little bit of handheld camerawork, he responded, "Listen, they gave me the job, I'm going to do it my way, so yeah, you're going to see myself in there. For bad or for good, I'm going to shoot it the way I shoot it."
For those Brazilians hoping that Padilha will reunite with his "Elite Squad" star Wagner Maura to play RoboCop, we have some sad news (at least for them) that in fact, the director is looking for an American actor for the role.
"We need an American RoboCop, man. RoboCop is an American guy, his name is Alex Murphy," he said, laughing at the idea of turning Maura's character Nascimento into an android. [...]
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Michael Fassbender is truly the man of the moment, attacking ambitious pictures of all genres, from Shame to Prometheus, X-Men: First Class to The Dangerous Method. And he’s consistently good in these movies too, making smart choices and bringing more than his sheer charisma to the screen.
So, really, it’s no surprise at all that Robocop reboot director José Padilha wants Fassbender to take a look at the lead role. He’d be mad not to.
Appearing on Brazillian TV channel Globo 1 to discuss the selection of his film Elite Squad 2: The Enemy Within as the country’s official nomination for Oscar consideration, Padhila also talked a little about his Robocop plans.
A team of Little Bleeders tell us that Padilha said something like this:
I’ll film Robocop. I’m indeed writing the script, the writer is here with me in Rio, we’ve spent over the last 15 days working together, refining the script.
I’ll be travelling this friday back to LA, bringing this new version to discuss with the studio, and maybe begin with the casting, selecting actors… and the idea is to begin filming in February – February or March. That’s the idea, y’know, we never know in the american movie industry. We’re just delivering the project, but also we depend on the schedule of the actors… it’s tough.
I can’t talk yet, it’s too early to speak, but there are some actors I like. I really like the Fassbender, I’d like to talk to him — I’ll talk to him. There’s a possibility… and there’s a lot of other great actors that would play Robocop. But that’s the idea, to film around January, February, March.
Padilha also confirmed that the film would be set in Detroit, as in Paul Verhoeven’s original. [...]
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Bei CS! gibt es ein Video-Interview mit dem Regisseur Joe Padilha...
Q: [...] This is something that can work out really well or... I mean, because there's a lot of expectations around this, how are your expectations?
Padilha: I have no concerns about it. I only work on movies when it feels right, when I add something of my own way of portraying things. I make movies for myself and I don't feel nervous, I have no problem with expectations, and if the movie is going to work or not. I just look forward to keep its integrity and directing it the best way I can, all the rest doesn't concern me.
Q: MGM was looking for a globally appealing director. Why do you think they chose you?
Padilha: I don't know. I think they saw my movies and felt there was something there that could bring to the present day this controversial, yet different, violent movie which is RoboCop without misrepresenting it.
Q: So when can we expect RoboCop to come out?
Padilha: It's a project I'm developing from the very beginning together with Josh Zetumer, which is the screenwriter, and there's no deadline really. When the screenplay turns out good enough, then we will start shooting.
MGM has found its Robocop writer. The studio is hiring Josh Zetumer to script the reboot of the 1987 science fiction film [...]
Zetumer also wrote drafts of Dune when Peter Berg was going to direct that remake at Paramount, and he scripted a fourth installment of The Bourne Identity before Universal instead developed a spinoff with Tony Gilroy. Zetumer just turned in Vale, a supernatural action thriller script at Warner Bros. [...]
MGM is negotiating with Brazilian director Jose Padilha to direct Robocop, the remake of the futuristic 1987 film originally helmed by Paul Verhoeven. The original was about a cop who was near death and was drafted to become a powerful cyborg cop, until suppressed memories of his past life come back to haunt him. Peter Weller played the character in the original him in the original and the 1990 sequel.
Reconstituted under Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum, MGM has targeted Robocop as its first major franchise play, and they worked hard to find a filmmaker who could play on a global field. They were impressed by Padilha's track record with taut crime dramas Elite Squad and a sequel that came out in 2010. Those films were Portuguese language and didn't play huge in the U.S. But Elite Squad 2: The Enemy Within grossed over $60 million in Brazil alone last year, surpassing Avatar, Shrek Forever and Alice in Wonderland in Padilha's home country. The original won a Golden Bear at the 2007 Berlinale. Once Padilha is aboard, they will set a writer who'll work under the director's supervision.
The Robocop remake once had Black Swan helmer Darren Aronofsky developing it to direct before MGM halted progress on all of its pictures while trying to fix its finances. Aronofsky moved over to direct Fox's Wolverine sequel [...]
MTV sprach mit dem Regisseur Darren Aronofsky...
When Darren Aronofsky's long-gestating "Robocop" remake hit the skids and the director went off to shoot "Black Swan" with Natalie Portman, the Interwebs seemed to decide the reason was 3-D snobbery: MGM wanted to shoot the sci-fi flick in three dimensions and Aronofsky said something to the effect of, "Oh hell no!"
In a recent conversation, though, Aronofsky wanted to set the record straight. The collapse of "Robocop," he said, had nothing to do with 3-D and everything to do with the studio's precarious financial standing.
"The studio is in question, as everyone knows, with 'The Hobbit' and all that stuff, and 'Black Swan' was ready to go," he said. "It just became an easy decision."
"All that stuff with the 3-D. I don't know where that came from," he added. "Actually, I do know where that came from. I did one Q&A and someone asked me about 3-D and it was before I saw Cameron's film and I wasn't that into it at the time. Someone connected that to 'Robocop.' There's no truth to that story." [...]
And despite MGM's difficulties, Aronofsky holds out hope that he'll be able to return to "Robocop" at some point in the future. "We'll see what happens with it down the line," he said.
CS! sprach mit dem Autor David Self...
[...] He says RoboCop is in a holding pattern until MGM's finances get worked out. "I'm still involved with it and Darren Aronofsky's still involved with it," Self said. "He's making another movie right now ('Black Swan'), but we're waiting for MGM to sort things out since they're a larger corporate and it's a situation where we have to be practical. We're waiting to continue with them, we hope that that happens soon and we can get back to it soon."
He added that the film is "definitely not a sequel. It's an origin story, it's an origin to the original RoboCop. It's basically a 'reboot.'" [...]
[...] we began to see rumors that were circulating that Darren Aronofsky may have abandoned his remake project of ROBOCOP. So I put the question to Darren, and promptly got a response from him saying simply, "No, Still on it." - he also stated that he'd let me know as things progressed, but there were no new details at this time. [...]
Bei AICN wird laut über Darren Aronofsky's "RoboCop" nachgedacht...
Darren Aronofsky appeared on the Howard Stern show today, and was again downplaying the upcoming Robocop reboot/remake, which he is attached to develop and direct for MGM. When asked if he was directing the next Robocop movie, Aronofsky replied "Oh, I don’t know. We’ll See. We’re working on a screenplay. So we’re developing it but we don’t have a screenplay yet. We’re working hard on it."
The filmmaker was also making some strange/vague comments about the project at The Wrestler junket last week. Other blogs have already begun to speculate that Darren is either off the project, or it just isn’t going to happen anymore. It’s a little to early to jump to conclusions. Darren is a n extremely sly guy, and I’m convinced that this just might be his way of redirecting the questions back to his current project. [...]
SciFi.com sprach mit dem Regisseur Darren Aronofsky...
Darren Aronofsky, who is attached to direct a remake of RoboCop, told a group of reporters that he has long been drawn to cyborg stories and is aiming for a hardcore interpretation of the movie.
Aronofsky's own medical procedure sparked his interest in cyborgs.
"Before you get an MRI, they give you a list of like 38 different things, how you can have metal in your body," Aronofosky said in a group interview on Dec. 10 in Beverly Hills, Calif., where he was promoting The Wrestler. "From a shutter in your eyelid to a pacemaker, screws and all this stuff you can have in your system. I realized, 'Wow, we are cyborgs.' I mean, everything's not inside us, but the way we're connected to the technology and everything is right there."
The original Paul Verhoeven R-rated film was notoriously violent. Its sequels toned down the carnage to earn a PG-13 rating, and a TV series was even more watered down. But Aronofsky said that he plans to return to the hardcore tone.
"If we do it, it [can] definitely be rated R," Aronofsky said. "I mean, [it won't] necessarily, but we have that freedom."
At this stage, Aronofsky is just developing the screenplay with writer David Self. "We have a long way to go," he said. "So until there's a screenplay, there's nothing to really talk about. Until we're going, it just doesn't exist for me. It's just like we're trying to get something good, and we'll see what happens." [...]
MTV.com sprach mit dem Regisseur Darren Aronofsky über seine Beweggründe für den neuen "RoboCop"-Film...
[...] all Aronofsky would say of what attracted him was that "it’s an interesting landscape."
"But we’ve got to get a screenplay. We’re deep in it," he added. "But there’s not much to say until there is a screenplay."
We had much better luck talking to the film’s producers last month, when they told us, among other things, that the film wasn’t a direct sequel and that it would have a hard R-rating.
Aronofsky, meanwhile? Well, he did drop one little nugget. Asked where the film would be set - whether it would be Detroit again or some other American city, the director casually replied "I don’t think it’s set anywhere that’s recognizable."
Of course, it’s probable he wasn’t talking about a brand new city, but just a city of the future - which because of new advances in technology and other such nonsense isn’t really recognizable to people of today. [...]
[...] Fischer and his co-producer Mike Medavoy insisted: Their new "Robocop" is a reboot along the lines of "Batman Begins," despite early online rumors to the contrary.
Asked where in the series the fourth film would fall, whether it would come after the first, second or third films in the series' internal universe, Fischer and Medavoy were adamant that it would stand on its own, apart from the character's earlier incarnations.
"None of [the earlier films are] going to be canonical, as a matter of fact," Fischer revealed. "I wouldn't say it's a direct sequel."
"Definitely not a sequel," Medavoy added, saying he preferred the term "reimagining." [...]
As to whether Peter Weller, the star of "Robocop," would make an appearance, Medavoy would only say that it was "the director's choice." [...]
AICN zeigt Bilder von der NY Licensing Show, u.a. ein "RoboCop" Teaser-Plakat: "Coming 2010" !!!
IndieWIRE berichtet aus Cannes...
[...] A longtime producer, Parent's vision for MGM intends to come into full focus by its 2010 slate, with 8-12 original productions from MGM itself, another 5 from its partner company United Artists, and 4 or 5 acquisitions. The titles will be themed "across the board," said Parent. "And the [MGM] library is a treasure chest. There is a great deal to pull."
For MGM, among those is a continuation of Bond and Pink Panther sequels, an announced remake of "Fame" and a not-yet-announced remake of "RoboCop," possibly in 3-D. "'RoboCop" would be great in 3-D, as would something we're hoping to announce soon," said Parent. [...]
MGM could be bringing back the Cold War.
"Red Dawn," John Milius' 1984 tale of a group of American rebels fighting Soviet forces, is a candidate for a remake, studio toppers Harry Sloan and Mary Parent revealed Saturday at the American Pavilion in Cannes.
They also confirmed that 1987's "Robocop" could resurface in a new version. [...]
[...] "I would love to make a ‘Robocop’ movie," declared Ed Neumeier, the original screenwriter of Paul Verhoeven’s classic before comic creator Frank Miller took over scripting reigns for the film’s sequels.
If police officer Alex J. Murphy does head back to Hollywood, Neumeier - who went on to write "Starship Troopers" 1 and 2, and is directing the third - promises that he’s the man for the director’s chair. "I actually have a lot of ideas about what we could do with Robocop now," he told us. "I think he’s a very vital character at the moment."
Given the current political climate, Neumeier sees a natural fit for his style of writing that made the original "Robocop" one of the most subversive films of the period. "I’m not saying this is what’s happening," he began, "but would it be funny to say that there’s a climate of fear that has been pervasive in the media that [says] we should stay at home, we should buy more stuff, and we should not protest or ask anything? So we might play around with that or something."
But if that doesn’t take, there’s always one other hot-button topic. "Marriage...we could do that too," joked the filmmaker. "That’s pretty political."
While MGM has yet to approach him to work on the project, according to Neumeier, he’s just happy to see his baby back in the spotlight. "Listen, ‘Robocop’ to me is kind of like having a kid. If it keeps going, it’s like ‘Now he’s in grad school. Now he’s got a big job at a Fortune 500 company.’ So that’s cool. They’re going to do a good job on it, I’m sure." [...]
AICN zitiert aus einer MGM-Pressemeldung, die u.a. "Robocop" als neues Franchise erwähnt...
[...] In the past, we've heard rumblings that a new ROBOCOP movie was feasible...but its blatant inclusion in a press release suggests that maneuverings may be further along than we knew.
Needless to say, it's an extremely safe bet that a resurrected ROBOCOP franchise would be nowhere near as ballsy, edgy, or socially satirical as its source material (especially Verhoeven's film)- our age of hyper-sensitivity and over-amped political correctness would never allow it. [...]
A couple of days back, CHUD mentioned that ol’ Alex Murphy might be getting a good oil and grease with a "RoboCop" (1987) remake.
As far-fetched as it sounds, it’s right on the money.
According to the site, producer Michael De Luca and Sony are behind the retool, which will again tell of a young police officer whose resurrected as a heavy-weighing robot on the police payroll.
Like it or loathe it, it’s coming.
I had the opportunity to talk to some of the gang involved in that original classic, and they confirmed that there are talks to reinvent the OCP wheel. "There's been discussions at Screen Gems about a RoboCop picture ever since negotiations began to acquire MGM several years ago. As yet no writer has been hired but things are inching forward in that direction", says our reliable source. [...]
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FSK: Freigegeben ab 16 Jahren
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DVD Erscheinungstermin: 4. September 2006
BBFC: Freigegeben ab 15 Jahren
Darsteller: Robert Burke, Nancy Allen
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DVD Erscheinungstermin: 24. Januar 2000
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