As Elite Squad director Jose Padilha gears up for his Hollywood debut, a remake of Paul Verhoeven‘s 1987 cult classic RoboCop, casting seems to be coming in like clockwork. We’ve already got Joel Kinnaman of AMC’s The Killing taking the lead role, with Gary Oldman playing the man who creates him. Then there was Samuel L. Jackson and now, RoboCop’s got a wife.
Deadline reports that Abbie Cornish, who we first loved in Jane Campion‘s Bright Star, has been cast in the lead female role. The actress has dabbled in the blockbuster sphere before, with Zack Snyder‘s Sucker Punch and with Bradley Cooper in Limitless. While her other indie turns in Madonna‘s W.E. and The Girl haven’t worked out so well, we can’t wait to see her in Martin McDonagh‘s In Bruges follow-up Seven Psychopaths later this year. This newly acquired RoboCop part isn’t huge, but Cornish is another good addition to one remake that actually seems to have some promise.
RoboCop hits theaters August 9th, 2013.
Hitting theaters in wide release this weekend is John Wick, a film I fell for at Fantastic Fest and I’ve since revisited. The actioner, from first-time filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, follows Keanu Reeves’ title character who left behind a life as a hitman for Russian mobsters to settle down for a quiet life with […]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I discuss Alex Ross Perry‘s Listen Up Philip, which is now in limited release and available on VOD. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in […]
As my review can attest to, I’m looking forward to not only watch John Wick again but also see how the film hits with general audiences when it arrives this weekend. The actioner stars Keanu Reeves as an ex-hitman who is crossed by the son of his old employer. When everything is taken from him, he decides to […]
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