The LA premiere for the new RoboCop movie was held at the SLS Hotel on Thursday, January 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA. In attendance, the cast and director of this new take on the classic 1987 movie.
Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman, Director Jose Padilha and Joel Kinnaman at Columbia Pictures “Robocop” Photo Call.
Screen Gems first announced a remake in 2005, but it was halted one year later. Darren Aronofsky and David Self were originally assigned to direct and write the film, respectively, for a tentative 2010 release. The film was delayed numerous times, and Padilha signed on in 2011. In March 2012, MGM announced an August 2013 release, but that was then changed to February 2014. The principal characters were cast from March to July 2012. Principal photography began in September 2012 in Toronto and Vancouver, with additional locations in Hamilton, and Detroit in the United States.
Abbie Cornish stars as Clara Murphy, Alex’s wife
Joel Kinnaman stars as Alex Murphy, a police detective who is injured in an explosion and transformed into the cyborg RoboCop. In April 2011, rumors were that MGM was looking at A-list stars such as Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, and Keanu Reeves to star in the lead role of Alex Murphy/RoboCop in the upcoming remake.
Michael Fassbender, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Russell Crowe were considered to play the title role. On March 3, 2012, it was confirmed that actor Joel Kinnaman will be playing the lead role.
RoboCop Opens in cinemas 30 Jan 2014
Images courtesy of Sony Pictures Singapore
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