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Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ Trailer: Drug Lord Pablo Escobar Builds His Empire
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Wagner Moura as Pablo Escobar in Netflix's Narcos

Netflix has released a trailer for their upcoming crime drama Narcos. The new series follows the rise of drug lord Pablo Escobar and his Medellin cartel, and the drug wars that followed. The entire first season of the show will be released on August 28th.

The show stars Wagner Moura (Elite Squad, Elysium) as Escobar, as well as Boyd Holbrook (Run All Night, Gone Girl), Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones, Graceland), Joanna Christie (Misfits, Doctors), and Maurice Compte (Sabotage, A Walk Among the Tombstones).

Click on over to the other side for more information on Narcos and to check out the trailer for the show.

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Movie Review: RoboCop (2014)
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RoboCop Remake Theatrical PosterRoboCop
Director: José Padilha
Screenwriter: Joshua Zetumer
Cast: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jay Baruchel
Columbia Pictures
Rated PG-13 | 118 Minutes
Release Date: February 12, 2013

“I’d buy that for a dollar!”

Directed by Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven, 1987’s RoboCop is a sci-fi satire that explores themes of greed, privatization, capitalism, dystopia, and identity. The film spawned two theatrical sequels, two animated series, and two live-action television series – not to mention comic books, video games, toys, and theme park rides.

Because the RoboCop franchise was popular and profitable in the ’80s, it was only a matter of time until Hollywood resurrected it. For an industry that rides a fine line between creativity and commerce, movie studios see remakes as a way to mitigate financial risk. Why take a chance on new ideas and original scripts when they can dust off a recognizable brand and put a “new spin” on it, appealing to the audience’s collective nostalgia for said brand? For studios, remakes operate on the simple principle that, even if it sucks, it will still make money.

And so here we are, in the year 2014, with a RoboCop remake by Brazilian director José Padilha, best known for the 2007 crime film Elite Squad and its sequel, 2010’s Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (the highest-grossing film in Brazilian history). The Elite Squad films are action-packed; filled with intense violence, police corruption, and political commentary, which is probably why MGM and Sony chose Padilha to direct in the first place.

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All Machine, No Man: Thoughts On The First ‘RoboCop’ Remake Trailer
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Robocop

On Thursday, the first trailer for next February’s RoboCop reboot/remake was released. I watched it twice – the first time squinting and achingly readjusting my eyesight as a YouTube embed played on my trading card-sized cell phone screen; the second time in high-definition on my laptop. Viewing it initially with lackluster screen resolution and barely passable sound quality, I felt that I couldn’t judge the content fairly, since I was only able to process a flurry of rapid-fire images. The most visually appalling that I could recall were Samuel L. Jackson‘s hairpiece and some the sight of the iconic cyborg police officer of a crime-ridden Detroit re-envisioned (and I use that term so loosely it would not stick even if I used applied super glue and hammered nails into it, crucifixion style) as the stillborn love child of Mike Baron and Steve Rude’s sci-fi comic book superhero Nexus and one of those Jaeger pilot suits from Pacific Rim.

So I waited until the second time when I could finally hear and see everything the trailer had to offer to decide for myself if this 2:20 spot that us fans of the original RoboCop had been waiting for with the kind of anticipation that can reduce your stomach lining to beef jerky was a positive sign of things to come. As it turns out, I shouldn’t have bothered with the second viewing because I hadn’t really missed anything on my initial viewing of the trailer. No matter what size you watch it on, be it Google Glass or IMAX, the trailer for the rebooted RoboCop represents everything the bad buzz that has been gathering and festering for months like locusts feasting on the decaying remains of Bubonic plague victims was priming us for: ugly, bland, humorless, monotonous, and derivative of not only the original RoboCop movies, but of every jacked-up and failed superhero movie ever made by a major studio.

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Watch The Trailer For The ‘RoboCop’ Reboot
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RoboCop reboot Model EM-208

Back in July at SDCC, we told you about the first trailer we got to see for the reboot of RoboCop, starring Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael Keaton, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Now, that trailer has been released online. Watch it here below.

RoboCop, directed by Jose Padilha, is scheduled to hit theaters on February 7, 2014.

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SDCC 2013: ‘RoboCop’ Panel
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SDCC 2013: RoboCop panel banner

Anticipation for the RoboCop remake has been hit or miss since the project was announced, which made the Sony/Screen Gems panel at San Diego Comic-Con today the first big chance the filmmakers had to get everyone on their side. On hand to talk about the film were director Jose Padilha, and actors Joel Kinnaman (The Killing), Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch), Michael Keaton, and fan favorite Samuel L. Jackson.

The panel started with a solid 5-minute clip showing Samuel L. Jackson as a TV host, sending out a broadcast showing some ED-209’s in action in the Middle East, while Michael Keaton’s character tries to convince members of the government that robots can be used as police instead of humans.

Director Jose Padilha explained that he wasn’t going to attempt to do the same movie that came out in 1987, but wanted to take elements and put them in a modern context where combat drones are a very real thing.

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‘RoboCop’ Set Photos Reveal ‘Combat Mode’ Armor and EM-208 Humanoid Drone
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[Image Removed At The Request of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.]

“You better pray that unholy monster of yours doesn’t screw up.”Dick Jones, RoboCop

We’ve yet to see a teaser trailer or any official stills from José Padilha‘s 2014 remake of Paul Verhoeven‘s 1987 classic, RoboCop. That’s kind of weird, right? I mean, we’re talking about a movie that began filming in September – is it too much to ask for an 8″x10″ glossy of Alex Kinnaman as RoboCop?

You would think, with as much negative feedback as the film has been getting regarding the re-design of the RoboCop suit, the marketing team behind this remake would want to release some official images and try to stir up positive buzz, but alas, nothing but amateur set photos showing elements of the film out of context, forcing us to evaluate the film’s worth based on a handful of blurry iPhone pictures.

With that being said, a few more set photos have leaked that make me simultaneously nervous and (slightly) intrigued. First, there’s the EM-208 Humanoid Drone. Essentially, this is RoboCop 1.0 – a prototype for the technology that will ultimately resurrect Alex J. Murphy as a cybernetic law enforcer.

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First Look: Joel Kinnaman On Set As RoboCop!
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RoboCop: First Look at Kinnaman

Thanks to our friends at ComingSoon.net, the film enthusiast community has their first look at Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) in the new RoboCop suit! Director Jose Padilha‘s remake of RoboCop began filming today in Toronto, where Kinnaman was spotted in costume. Check out the photos here below.

Recently, a draft of the screenplay by Josh Zetumer and Nick Schenk was leaked onto the Internet, which revealed that there would be numerous versions of RoboCop as OmniCorp refined their design, so while I doubt this will be the only RoboCop suit you see Kinnaman in; I think this is probably the final, combat-ready design.

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Michael Keaton To Replace Hugh Laurie As Villain In ‘RoboCop’ Remake
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Michael Keaton Image

Those who had been slightly turned around on the decision to remake the sci-fi classic RoboCop thanks to the very impressive cast that had been assembled were again disappointed when it was announced that Hugh Laurie, who was once in talks to play one of the film’s villains, had departed the project. But now it looks like an equally appealing name will be stepping into Laurie’s villainous role.

It’s being reported that the great Michael Keaton has joined the cast, where he’ll play the not-so-friendly CEO of the company that builds RoboCop.

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Director Jose Padilha Reportedly Miserable With Studio Over ‘Robocop’ Remake
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RoboCop Remake

Hugh Laurie taking a pass on the villain role in Jose Padilha’s Robocop may have been a sign of things to come. Apparently things aren’t looking good for the upcoming remake, and filming hasn’t even started yet. The rift is between Padilha and MGM. Studio heads and directors butting heads isn’t anything new really. But things have gotten so bad that Padilha talked about his problems to his colleague and Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles about the developmental problems that are occurring before production begins next September.

ScreenCrush found a translated interview made by Cinemacom Rapadura. According to the report, the studio is getting in the way of Padilha’s vision for the film. Not so surprising since a studio gives their input on what they would like to see in a film that they will fund and distribute. But things are so bad between Padilha and MGM that Padilha can’t even get around to putting his ideas in the film.

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Hugh Laurie No Longer The Villain In ‘Robocop’, May Be Replaced By Clive Owen
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Hugh Laurie

After House ended its series run earlier this year, Hugh Laurie was to make the jump to films starting off with a role as the villain in Jose Padilha’s Robocop. Now reports are coming in confirming that he won’t be in the film after all. Jeff Sneider of Variety reports that Laurie never had his deal finalized, even though he was in talks to star.

Sneider wrote: “HUGH LAURIE definitely out of ROBOCOP reboot, not that he was ever ‘in.’”

As to who his replacement could be, Deadline says that Clive Owen is in talks to play the rich CEO of OmniCorp, the organization that turns Detroit police officer Alex Murphy from a near-dead man into a half-human half-robot law enforcer. Of course this is done to make a profit and not protect the citizens of Detroit.

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