Robocop news keeps coming

Robocop news keeps coming

We’ve seen a few announcements for the new Robocop film over the last few months with Jose Padilha being attached to direct the project as well as Joel Kinnaman on board in the lead role. Kinnaman was recently on screens in the films ‘Safe House’ and ‘The Darkest Hour’ and has appeared in the TV series ‘The Killing’.

A few more casting announcement have now been made as the film makes its way through the pre-production process, a man who needs no introduction ‘Sam Jackson’ has been cast in the film, alongside Gary Oldman.

The Robocop cast is shaping up into a nice pool of talent to draw upon for the film, and with an estimated budget of $100 million the film should achieve some nice production values.

In terms of whether the story will deliver we’ll have to wait and see, the project currently has no less than five writers attached so hopefully things won’t become too convoluted with each writer leaving their own mark on the film.Included among the writers is both Michael Miner and Edward Neumeier, both having worked on a number of Robocop related projects over the years including the original film and its two sequels.

Robocop is currently targeting a late 2013 release date.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.