In ‘RoboCop,’ the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years – and it’s meant billions for OmniCorp’s bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees its chance to build a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice.
’RoboCop’ is directed by José Padilha and stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste. The screenplay is by Joshua Zetumer, based on the 1987 motion picture written by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner. The film which hits the big screen on February 7th in the UK and February 12th in the US.
A key relationship in the film is that between Alex Murphy and your character, Dr. Norton, the scientist who creates ‘RoboCop.’ It’s a complicated relationship and in some ways, for me, it’s very much like Dr. Frankenstein and the monster. It almost becomes a strange father-son relationship…
Gary Oldman: Their relationship is very complicated – it’s like a father and son at times. Alex is an experiment that Norton becomes emotionally attached to. And for someone as obsessive as Norton, he’s a challenge that can’t be overlooked. Every parent has the moment when they prove to be a disappointment to their child – and that’s what Alex experiences with Norton.
From A24 comes this first trailer for David Michôd’s (Animal Kingdom) latest film ‘The Rover.’ The slow-burn thriller stars Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson and is set in the Australian desert in a dangerous and damaged near future. The film was written by Michôd and based on a story conceived by Michôd and Joel Edgerton. The film also co-stars Scoot McNairy, David Field, Anthony Hayes, Gillian Jones and Susan Prior. Celebrated Argentinean filmmaker Natsha Braier acted as Director of Photography and Michôd also teamed up again with ‘Animal Kingdom’ Production Designer, Jo Ford.
‘The Rover’ is set in a world ten years following the collapse of the western economic system, where Australia’s mineral resources have drawn the desperados and dangerous to its shores. With society in decline, the rule of law has disintegrated and life is cheap. The film follows hardened loner Eric (Guy Pearce), who travels the desolate towns and roads of the Australian outback. When a gang of thieves steals his car they leave behind the wounded Rey (Robert Pattinson) in their wake. Forcing Rey to help track the gang, Eric will go to any lengths to take back the one thing that matters to him. ’The Rover’ opens this summer.
20th Century Fox has premiered this first trailer from ’The Fault in Our Stars,’ Josh Boone’s (Stuck In Love) adaptation of John Green’s acclaimed best-seller. The story centers on Hazel Lancaster (Shailene Woodley), a teenage girl with terminal cancer who falls for a boy (Ansel Elgort) in her support group. The two form a bond as they deal with their illnesses. The books has been adapted by the ‘(500) Days of Summer’ and ‘The Spectacular Now’ screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. The synopsis for ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ novel is below. The film opens on June 6th.
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
Universal Pictures has unveiled 8 new posters for Seth MacFarlane’s western comedy, ‘A Million Ways To Die In The West.’ Opening on May 30th, MacFarlane directs, produces and co-wrote ‘A Million Ways To Die In The West.’ He also plays a sheep farmer named Albert alongside a cast that includes Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Sarah Silverman, Giovanni Ribisi and Neil Patrick Harris.
The film is described as a Blazing Saddles-style comedy that follows a cowardly sheep farmer (Seth MacFarlane) who chickens out of a gunfight and sees his girlfriend (Amanda Seyfried) leave him for another man. When a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron) rides into town, she helps him find his courage. But when her outlaw husband (Liam Neeson) arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test.
Magnolia Pictures has debuted this new trailer for ‘Nymphomaniac: Part Two.’ Lars von Trier’s latest project will be released as two full-length feature films. ‘Nymphomaniac: Part One’ will open in US theaters on March 21st, and be available On Demand as of March 6th. ‘Nymphomaniac: Part Two’ will open in theaters on April 18th and be available On Demand as of April 3rd. Both parts open on February 22nd in the UK.
‘Nymphomaniac: Part One’ is the story of Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who is discovered badly beaten in an alley by an older bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), who takes her into his home. As he tends to her wounds, she recounts the erotic story of her adolescence and young-adulthood (portrayed in flashback by Stacy Martin). “Part One” also stars Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Connie Nielsen and Udo Kier. “Part Two” picks up with the story of Joe’s adulthood, and stars Jamie Bell, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth and Jean-Marc Barr in addition to Gainsbourg, Skarsgård, Martin and LaBeouf. Expect news on the film’s UK release shortly.
Ketchup Entertainment today announced the acquisition of US rights to ‘Wolves,’ the directorial debut of screenwriter David Hayter (X-Men, X2, Watchmen). The werewolf action-thriller, written by Hayter, stars Lucas Till (X-Men: First Class), Stephen McHattie (Immortals, Watchmen) and Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Conan the Barbarian). ’Wolves’ follows the story of Cayden Richards (Till) – a handsome eighteen year-old with a dark secret. Forced to hit the road after the brutal murder of his parents, Cayden finds himself turning into a savage wolf and is thrust between two warring clans of werewolves fighting for control of the ominous town of Lupine Ridge.
The film is produced by Copperheart Entertainmen’s Steve Hoban (Splice, Ginger Snaps), with makeup effects by Oscar-winning creature designers Dave Elsey and Lou Elsey (The Wolfman, X-Men: First Class). Ketchup CEO Gareth West stated: “From the first time we saw ‘Wolves,’ we knew audiences would be swept up in the exciting action and powerful storytelling. We are thrilled to be working with such a talented group of filmmakers and actors, and feel that ‘Wolves’ is a great addition to the Ketchup slate.”