SDCC '13: Samuel L. Jackson Talks 'ROBOCOP' (Video)
Actor Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier) discusses his role in José Padilha's "RoboCop (2014)" following the film's SDCC panel. Are you intriguing by the film's sociopolitical subtext or just looking for great action?
Samuel L. Jackson says his character is "very pro 'Auto-Cop'" in the futuristic, semi automaton law enforcement and military world of Padilha's "RoboCop." He also addresses how he believes fans of the original film will respond to the remake. It sounds more and more like the movie will have strong themes of sociopolitical viewpoints on technology and gun control. But as a fan of the original, the question remains - will it have the same level of violent action, contemporarily speaking, as the original film did in 1987?
SDCC '13: 'ROBOCOP' Panel Recap
"In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy (Kinnaman) is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex's life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before."
RoboCop (2014) is a remake of the classic 1987 sci-fi film from director Paul Verhoeven and lead actor Peter Weller. The remake will be directed by José Padilha and star Joel Kinnaman (The Killing). Also starring are Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish and Jackie Earle Haley. Hugh Laurie was originally set to play Keaton's role before dropping out of the picture. The film is a joint-production between MGM and Sony.
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