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We thought it was dead, but could Enlisted actually get a second chance on Yahoo?
As a follow-up to the post last night about NBC straight-washing Constantine, it turns out that the reporter who asked the original question was our own Jim Halterman, and Jim sent over the full transcript. Turns out David Goyer was probably expecting to be asked about it.
Director: José Padilha
Running Time: 121 minutes
First of all, it’s easy to negate remakes or reboots and wax lyrical about their purpose or the advantages of having a new angle but what it always comes down to, beyond anything, is the story and how it tries to tell and achieve it – regardless of originals.
In Robocop (2014), we’ve jumped out of the gritty, violent late 80s and delved into the paranoia of nearly 30 years later, where the world is a lot more aware but evidently just as concerned over things beyond their control. While Jose’s Robocop tries to tell a story »
- Dan Bullock
RoboCop officially took over the city of Detroit yesterday as the crime fighter hit the streets to meet and take pictures with fans in celebration of #ROBOCOPDay and the Blu-ray and DVD release of the film.
RoboCop visited iconic landmarks including The Monument to Joe Louis, The Spirit of Detroit, 8 Mile, and Comerica Park. Additionally RoboCop visited top radio stations at Clear Channel, CBS Radio, and Greater Media Detroit and even did the weather on Wjbk-tv, the local Fox affiliate.
The day concluded as he threw the ceremonial first pitch at the beginning of the game between the Detroit Tigers and Toronto Blue Jays, with the first 10,000 fans receiving a commemorative RoboCop poster and some lucky fans taking home a copy of the new Blu-ray. RoboCop took photos with players, invaded the press box, and kept the peace with passionate fans.
- Steve Barton
With 20th Century Fox's RoboCop debuting on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD June 3, the city of Detroit will unveil their 10-foot bronze statue of the crime-fighting cyborg, portrayed by Peter Weller in the original Robocop and by Joel Kinnaman in this year's reboot. Take a look at the photo of this statue, then read on for more details about "RoboCop Day" in the Motor City tomorrow.
The initiative to construct a RoboCop statue started three years ago, when a Massachusetts resident suggested to Detroit mayor Dave Bing that the city should celebrate this iconic character with a statue in the following message.
"Philadelphia has a statue of Rocky & RoboCop would kick Rocky's butt. He's a Great ambassador for Detroit."
While the mayor responded that there were no plans for a RoboCop statue, non-profit organization Imagination Station raised $50,000 to fund the construction, just days after the initial suggestion was made. The unveiling »
On Tuesday, June 3, the Motor City will celebrate RoboCop Day to honor the brave men and women of the Detroit Police Department. There will be a RoboCop appearance and meet and greet, a chance for the fans to check out some screen used memorabilia and...
...the action will culminate with RoboCop throwing out the first pitch for a Detroit Tigers game.
In conjunction with the release of RoboCop on Blu-ray and DVD, RoboCop Day promises to be a memorable event and it's open to all. The afternoon activity takes place at the Detroit Police Department and Public Safety Headquarters, 1301 Third Street, Detroit. Check out the schedule below, and if you're in the Detroit area, you're primary directive is now to be sure to attend RoboCop Day!
From the Press Release
RoboCop Day (Tuesday, June 3) Schedule
12:00 p.m. - RoboCop and Detroit Police Department arrivals
12:10 p.m. - RoboCop »
- Scott Hallam
Director Jose Padilha has brought back Detroit's cyborg crime fighter RoboCop for a new generation with Joel Kinnaman stepping into the shoes of Alex Murphy, a dedicated police officer given a second chance at "life." Fox Home Entertainment is bringing RoboCop to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD for the first time on June 3, and we've hooked up with the studio to offer one lucky reader one of the combo packs in this contest.
For a chance to win RoboCop (2014) on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, please fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every time you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open. You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to enter.
The story centers on four young men who find themselves in trouble with the mob. Filming begins in Cleveland in June. [Source: THR]
Musician Toby Sebastian has joined the four-hour Bible-themed miniseries "Red Tent" for Lifetime. Sebastian plays Re-mose, a scribe to the Pharaoh's vizier and the the son of the lead character Dinah (Rebecca Ferguson).
Based on the best-selling novel by Anita Diamant, the story follows Dinah, the daughter of Leah and Jacob and sister of Joseph, a minor character who was briefly referenced in the Old Testament. [Source: The Live Feed]
The film revolves around a »
- Garth Franklin
Edi Gathegi has joined John Travolta, Michael Pitt and Dan Stevens in an indie thriller titled Criminal Activities, which will be actor Jackie Earle Haley's directorial debut. The Capacity Pictures, Phoenix Rising Motion Pictures and Producer Capital Fund project centers on four young men who reunite at a former classmate’s funeral. During the service, one of them shares some Wall Street insider knowledge that the group sees as a chance to make them millionaires. Unfortunately, the deal goes bad, of course, and they lose their investment, which is particularly bad news for one of them, since he borrowed his share from a mobster, who naturally wants his money back, »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Twilight actor Edi Gathegi has joined the cast of thriller Criminal Activities, starring John Travolta, Michael Pitt and Dan Stevens. Actor Jackie Earle Haley is making his directorial debut with the indie project, which centers on four young men who find themselves in trouble with the mob. Photos: 'Twilight': Where Are They Now? The project, from Capacity Pictures, Phoenix Rising Motion Pictures and Producer Capital Fund, will shoot in Cleveland in June. Wayne Rice, Howard Burd and Micah Sparks are producing, with Mark Johnson, Warren Ostergard and Daniel Diamond exec producing. Gathegi played Laurent in the Twilight franchise. More recently, he appeared
- Rebecca Ford
Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Douglas Urbanski, Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Samuel L. Jackson, Aimee Garcia | Written by Joshua Zetumer | Directed by Jose Padilha
Remakes eh? They’re not going away are they? I’m not going to proselytize in favour or against them; as long as punters keep lining up to see the same stories retold every decade or so with younger actors and fancier graphics then studios are going to keep making them. They’re safe bets. But there’s a difference between remaking and sanitising. Paul Verhoeven’s eighties original RoboCop is a scuzzy, violent piece of work and all the better for it. The moment the BBFC’s 12a certificate appears on screen for the 2014 version, it’s hard to not to feel just a little bit disappointed. Of course, you can get away »
- Jack Kirby
4 Minute Mile
Director: Charles-Olivier Michaud
Sales: Double Dutch Intl.
Director: Eran Creevy
A young American couple is caught between two ruthless criminals.
Sales: Im Global
Director: Shawn Christensen
Feature based on 2012 Oscar-winning short “Curfew,” about a man forced to look after his precocious 11-year-old niece. Market premiere.
Sales: Electric Entertainment
Director: A. J. Edwards
The story of Abraham Lincoln’s youth. Market premiere.
Sales: Electric Entertainment
Director: Tod “Kip” Williams
Producers: Richard Saperstein, »
- Variety Staff
It’s a casting-o-rama Friday. With Cannes around the corner and the entire industry getting together for their quarterly wheeling and dealing, it means a lot of pacts are being made. Perhaps the most interesting is the adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel ‘The Blunderer.” She is obviously the writer of the Talented Mr. Ripley series and this non-Ripley-centered psychological thriller will star Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, Toby Jones and Imogen Poots. Andy Goddard will direct. [Deadline] Former “Downton Abbey” star Dan Stevens and “Boardwalk Empire” lead Michael Pitt are on the rise. They’ll both star alongside John Travolta in the drama, “Criminal Activities.” Actor Jackie Earle Haley will make his directing debut and the film centers on four friends who make a risky investment together that puts them in trouble with the mob. Pitt fell off their for a couple years, but between “Boardwalk Empire” and roles in “I Origins” and other indies, »
- Edward Davis
• Patrick Wilson (Jack Strong), Jessica Biel (The Truth About Emanuel), Imogen Poots (Need for Speed), and Toby Jones (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) have joined the cast of Andy Goddard’s (Set Fire to the Stars) upcoming untitled Patricia Highsmith film. The upcoming thriller is based off Highslith’s novel The Blunderer. Set in 1960s New York, the novel follows Walter Stackhouse (Wilson), a successful architect who lives the perfect life with his wife, Clara (Biel). Stackhouse’s life slips into chaos, however, when he becomes fascinated with an unsolved murder that forces him into contact with a killer (Jones) and an ambitious detective. »
- Pamela Gocobachi
Here's today's latest casting news: Reg E. Cathey has joined Josh Trank's The Fantastic Four reboot in a rather interesting role. The Fox film stars Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, and Jamie Bell as the title heroes. Liam Neeson joins J. A. Bayona's A Monster Calls, starring Felicity Jones and scripted by Patrick Ness. Dan Stevens will star alongside John Travolta and Michael Pitt in Jackie Earle Haley's Criminal Activities. Ray Winstone's role in Point Break has been revealed, and no, he's not replacing Gerard Butler. Hit the jump for more on each story. First up from Heat Vision is news that Cathey will be joining The Fantastic Four in the role of Dr. Storm. Now, for the uninitiated, that's not a villain partnering up with Doctor Doom (Toby Kebbell). He's actually the father of Johnny and Sue Storm, played by Jordan and Mara respectively. »
- Dave Trumbore
With a big year ahead of him at the theater, Dan Stevens is looking to continue to stay busy as the former “Downton Abbey” actor has joined the cast of the drama “Criminal Activities” helmed by Jackie Earle Haley.
The film will go into production in June.
Though the role is darker than that of his character on “Downton Abbey,” Stevens has proven his ability to take on edgier roles after receiving rave reviews for playing a super soldier with a psychotic edge in “The Guest.”
Besides “The Guest,” premiering in the U.K. in September, Stevens has three »
- Justin Kroll
Digital Release Date: May 20, 2014; Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 3, 2014
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
“Part Man. Part Machine. All Cop,” says the tag line for the original 1987 version, but the Robocop remake doesn’t quite live up to its predecessor, according to critics.
The 2013 movie stars Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman (TV’s The Killing) as loving father, husband and dedicated cop Alex Murphy, who’s critically injured on the job in corrupt Detroit. He gets a new life thanks to OmniCorp, which sees this as an opportunity to make billions. The company builds Murphy into a part-man, part-robot super cop, just the first in a fleet. But they don’t count on Alex fighting to stay human.
Jose Padilha's RoboCop reboot/remake starring Joel Kinnaman, Michael Keaton, Gary Oldman, Abbie Cornish, Samuel L. Jackson and Jackie Earle Haley has a confirmed June 3 release date on Blu-ray and DVD, with an early May 20 release date on Digital HD.
RoboCop underperformed at the domestic box office where it has earned $57.88 million to date. Overseas box office business has boomed with ticket sales approaching $184 million, bringing the total global box office total to over $241 million. The MGM and Twentieth Century Fox co-production cost an estimated $100 million to produce.
Fox is presenting RoboCop on Blu-ray in 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio. Bonus features run over an hour total and include the following:
Deleted Scenes OmniCorp Product Announcement Robocop: Engineered for the 21st Century The Illusion of Free Will: A New Vision To Serve and Protect: Robocop's Weapons The Robocop Suit: Form and Function
Click here to pre-order RoboCop 2014 on Blu-ray, »
Directed by José Padilha, RoboCop stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley and Samuel L. Jackson. In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and OmniCorp - the world's leader in robot technology - sees a golden opportunity to reap billions for their company. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) - a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit - is critically injured, OmniCorp grabs their chance to build a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and will stop at nothing - no matter the cost to Alex - to make sure the program succeeds. But OmniCorp never counted on one thing: there is still a man fighting inside the machine. »
Directed by José Padilha, RoboCop stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley and Samuel L. Jackson. In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and OmniCorp – the world’s leader in robot technology – sees a golden opportunity to reap billions for their company. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured, OmniCorp grabs their chance to build a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and will stop at nothing – no matter the cost to Alex – to make sure the program succeeds. But OmniCorp never counted on one thing: there is still a man fighting inside the machine. The RoboCop Blu-ray is charged with nearly an hour of extra features and featurettes, taking fans behind-the-scenes of OmniCorp to witness the »
(Cbr) After stalking the streets as Rorschach in "Watchmen", and stalking children’s dreams as iconic killer Freddy Krueger in the "Nightmare on Elm Street" reboot, Jackie Earle Haley is set take on a decidedly different, but no less important, role: that of director. Deadline reports he’ll make his directorial debut on "Criminal Activities", a drama starring John Travolta, Michael Pitt, Dan Stevens and Rebecca De Costa. In addition to directing, Haley will have a role in the film. In "Criminal Activities", four friends reunite for an ex-classmate’s funeral, and hatch an idea to get rich fast through insider trading. When the investment goes sour, the friends are in great danger, as part of the money was borrowed from a mobster. "Criminal Activities" begins production in Cleveland on June 1. »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
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