With more than a year until the release of José Padilha’s RoboCop remake, it’s interesting to look back at Paul Verhoeven’s original. Director Paul Verhoeven and actor Peter Weller took what could have been a very silly story of a robotic man and elevated the material into a satire of ’80s greed, as well as a look at what it means to be human. Below is a vintage behind-the-scenes look at the production of RoboCop from Entertainment Tonight in 1987.
I’m beginning to wonder if the RoboCop remake allotted any budget at all toward security. There has been a steady stream of photo and video leaks from the filming in Toronto, Canada, and now another batch has arrived that gives us the best, most detailed look at the new robo-suit yet.
The production of director Jose Padilha’s remake of the classic action film RoboCop is in full swing. While the film is shooting in Toronto, Canada, they seem to be pretty lax with security on location. It seems like anyone passing by with a camera-phone can either snap a shot (or video) of actor Joel Kinnaman in the new RoboCop suit, or zipping around on his futuristic new RoboCop motorcycle. Now a new video has surfaced capturing the new RoboCop in action. Check it out below:
Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 was released on August 14, 2009, and now Sony must have decided that August is the director’s lucky month. Blomkamp’s sci-fi thriller Elysium was originally scheduled for March 1, 2013, but they have now shifted it back to a nice slice of summer real estate on August 9, 2013. Elysium isn’t the only Sony SF movie that’s the target of a shifting release date. The remake of RoboCop was originally set to hit theaters on August 9th, but since Elysium has now taken that spot, Sony has pushed RoboCop back to February 7, 2014. Does a February release speak to the quality of — or Sony’s lack of confidence in – RoboCop?