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Samuel L. Jackson joins himself with Robocop

06.07.2012

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Samuel L. Jackson has joined the upcoming ROBOCOP movie, a move that has upped its BAMF quotient to new heights. Word is that he will play "Pat Novak, a charismatic media mogul and a powerful force in the Robocop world."

This will mark Jackson's first movie with Gary Oldman since TRUE ROMANCE, as Oldman was recently cast in the role of the scientist who brings police officer Alex Murphy back from near-death and turns him into the titular Robocop.

A summer 2013 release date is being eyed for the remake/reimagining/whatever, with production aiming to start this September in Toronto.

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Extra Tidbit: Jackson worked as a camera stand in for Bill Cosby in "The Cosby Show." Ten years later, at the age of 46, PULP FICTION happened.

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9:15AM on 07/16/2012

RoboCop

could only work as a satire of the 1980's - how would this translate today? In some cockeyed way - something as severe as RoboCop seemed more plausible in a deranged 80's sort of way. Not so much anymore. This movie will suck.
could only work as a satire of the 1980's - how would this translate today? In some cockeyed way - something as severe as RoboCop seemed more plausible in a deranged 80's sort of way. Not so much anymore. This movie will suck.
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11:49PM on 06/07/2012
I was soooooo hoping he was playing Clarence Boddicker when I clicked on the story.
I was soooooo hoping he was playing Clarence Boddicker when I clicked on the story.
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10:13PM on 06/07/2012
When I first read the title I instantly thought of the 80's cliche police chief that yells alot. Media mogul? Could be interesting.
When I first read the title I instantly thought of the 80's cliche police chief that yells alot. Media mogul? Could be interesting.
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6:49PM on 06/07/2012

Tha Hell?!

He's NOT the police chief?!
Fuck this movie.
He's NOT the police chief?!
Fuck this movie.
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6:46PM on 06/07/2012

Prime Directive 4

Recite any Samuel Jackson quote.
Recite any Samuel Jackson quote.
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6:33PM on 06/07/2012
I can not stand Sam Jackson.


Well except in Pulp Fiction and Avengers.
I can not stand Sam Jackson.


Well except in Pulp Fiction and Avengers.
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3:13PM on 06/07/2012
I thought this remake or reboot or reimagining or whatever was dead?
I thought this remake or reboot or reimagining or whatever was dead?
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12:01PM on 06/07/2012
"I have had it with all these motherfuckin' remakes in my motherfuckin' movie theater!"
"I have had it with all these motherfuckin' remakes in my motherfuckin' movie theater!"
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11:37AM on 06/07/2012
A Robocop reboot really good work, given the right cast and story: as smooveluv said, the concept of private industry in politics and the integration of technology into law enforcement has evolved greatly since the 80s, and is ripe for re-interpretation now.
A Robocop reboot really good work, given the right cast and story: as smooveluv said, the concept of private industry in politics and the integration of technology into law enforcement has evolved greatly since the 80s, and is ripe for re-interpretation now.
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8:49AM on 06/07/2012
I do hope this turn out the best. With Sam Jackson and Gary Oldman, it must be good. The reason I'm worried is that Sam Jackson was even in The Spirit but that didn't turn out so good. So hopefully this new Robocop will be better.
I do hope this turn out the best. With Sam Jackson and Gary Oldman, it must be good. The reason I'm worried is that Sam Jackson was even in The Spirit but that didn't turn out so good. So hopefully this new Robocop will be better.
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8:47AM on 06/07/2012
Gary Oldman and now Jackson...it's a TRUE ROMANCE reunion!
Gary Oldman and now Jackson...it's a TRUE ROMANCE reunion!
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8:39AM on 06/07/2012

I fully expect to get

A barrage of thumbs down from kids who weren't alive, much less seeing rated-R movies when the first Robocop came out... but I think this remake represents a great *opportunity* (whether it gets capitalized on is another issue). The role of private industry in politics and the way we look at technology has changed so much, that you can take the idea of cyberneticly enhanced law enforcement, and ask new, different questions in this film (and still have it be a bloody awesome mess). Robocop
A barrage of thumbs down from kids who weren't alive, much less seeing rated-R movies when the first Robocop came out... but I think this remake represents a great *opportunity* (whether it gets capitalized on is another issue). The role of private industry in politics and the way we look at technology has changed so much, that you can take the idea of cyberneticly enhanced law enforcement, and ask new, different questions in this film (and still have it be a bloody awesome mess). Robocop was, and still is one of my favorite movies from the 80's - but it's a time capsule. Robocop is essentially [link] Technology has moved on, as well as our understanding about how private interests corrupt politics, the military, and the role of organized crime. I'm not for all remakes, but this is at least an interesting opportunity. People under the age of 25, and who didn't understand what the fuck I just typed: thumbs down your hearts out.
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9:53AM on 06/07/2012
I'm not under 25, but I don't see any reason why what you said deserves a thumbs own, even by fans of mindless escapism.
I'm not under 25, but I don't see any reason why what you said deserves a thumbs own, even by fans of mindless escapism.
10:07AM on 06/07/2012
heh - just based on the last time I brought it up, and it somehow garnered -18 points or something ridiculous like that.
heh - just based on the last time I brought it up, and it somehow garnered -18 points or something ridiculous like that.
4:07PM on 06/07/2012
I'm under the age of 25.... and I understood what the fuck you just typed.
I'm under the age of 25.... and I understood what the fuck you just typed.
8:18AM on 06/07/2012
I totally get why so many people are hating on this reboot, but still you gotta admit they're getting an interesting cast together.
I totally get why so many people are hating on this reboot, but still you gotta admit they're getting an interesting cast together.
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8:07AM on 06/07/2012

I'd buy that for a dollar!

"Dead or alive you motherfuckers is coming with me!"
I love it. Some of my favorite parts of the original two films (i deny the existence of a third) was the over the top media and marketing. This could be a lot of fun.
"Dead or alive you motherfuckers is coming with me!"
I love it. Some of my favorite parts of the original two films (i deny the existence of a third) was the over the top media and marketing. This could be a lot of fun.
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