If you haven’t figured it out yet, RoboCop is getting a remake and the production doesn’t seem too concerned with pictures from set leaking at all. This new batch of set photos focuses on Robo’s new black motorcycle.
As RoboCop gets closer to release date, viral marketing campaigns have started to pop up. One of the first is an OmniCorp commercial spot for the entire line of products the keep the community safe.
As the RoboCop remake draws ever closer to production, word out of H’wood has another well known actor joining the cast.
Though Peter Weller isn’t involved in the RoboCop remake (that we know of), news that Gary Oldman has joined the cast, does make us giddy.
RoboCop is already appearing in comics with The Terminator, but Dynamite Entertainment has announced a new RoboCop series that arrives in stores in December.
The ultimate killing machine meets the future of law enforcement. In the Terminator’s future all humanity must be wiped out, so when Robocop is woken from an enforced hibernation, Alex Murphy finds himself amongst the final hunted. But will his body side with Skynet? Or can man finally overcome machines? Rising star Rob Williams (Ghost Rider, Punisher Max: Get Castle) and P.J. Holden (Battlefields, Judge Dredd for 2000 AD), create the ultimate tale of life and death for humanity in Terminator/Robocop: Kill Human #1 this July from Dynamite Entertainment!
According to Mike Fleming over at Deadline, MGM has tapped Josh Zetumer to write the reboot to the RoboCop franchise. While a lot of positive word has been passed around regarding Zetumer’s work, one can’t help but notice that he writes a lot of big project scripts that then get passed on to someone else. Will this happen again, or will he finally get a break and be credited as the writer for the final draft?
According to Deadline, MGM is currently in negotiations to bring Brazilian director Jose Padilha to the U.S. to helm the studio’s remake of the RoboCop franchise. With all the hubbub surrounding the Detroit/RoboCop statue debacle, seems like a good time for the studio (who still isn’t out of the woods financially) to generate some quick-ish income.
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.
Darren Aronofsky, currently of Black Swan fame, was developing before MGM ran into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The studio is currently proceeding with RoboCop, The Hobbit, and the latest James Bond movie. It’s just too bad we won’t see Peter Weller under the helmet.
We’ve already seen Conan: The Musical, now prepare yourself for the Murphy, It’s You duet from Robocop: The Musical.
Dynamite Entertainment Sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of comics arriving in stores this week. Take the jump for a look at Battlefields #9: Motherland Part Three, Robocop #6, Ani-Max #1 One-Shot, and Bullet to the Head #3.