|The poster for the original "Robocop" film|
The film spawned two sequels, creating the Robocop trilogy. But now, almost thirty years later, the franchise is getting a remake courtesy of Sony Pictures.
Distributed by Sony and produced by Phoenix Pictures, Robocop tells the story of the mysterious titular character, who is still haunted by memories that only appear when he is recharging. Jose Padilha (director, screenwriter, and producer of Elite Squad: The Enemy Within) directs Joel Kinnaman (Safe House) as Robocop. No other cast members have yet been hired.
This action/sci-fi film has been in Pre-Production since September 25, 2011. Originally the plan was to begin shooting in early 2012, but they'll probably start filming sometime in July or August. Robocop will be in theaters on August 9, 2013. No worldwide release date has been confirmed yet, and the film will likely not be available in 3D.
Do you think that this Robocop remake will be Good, Bad, or Ugly? Have you seen the original Robocop trilogy, and did you like it?
- Edessa, signing off