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Audiences will have to wait a little bit longer to make it to Elysium.
EW has confirmed that Sony Pictures has pushed director Neill Blomkamp’s ambitious science fiction thriller — named after a space station for the ultra-wealthy that orbits a poverty stricken and pollution-choked Earth — from its initial March 1, 2013 release date to Aug. 9, 2013. That is roughly the same weekend that Sony released Blomkamp’s District 9, and suggests the studio is keen on giving the film, which stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, and District 9‘s Sharlto Copley, a wider platform (and, perhaps, a second go ’round at San Diego Comic-Con).
The move meant that Sony had to find a new release date for its remake of Robocop, which had been set for the Aug. 9, 2013 date. READ FULL STORY »
The RoboCop reboot is currently filming, with Killing refugee Joel Kinnaman taking over as the titular cyborg cop. Some mysterious photos from the set have surfaced over at ComingSoon.net, showing off what appears to be a brand-new model of RoboCop armor. Instead of the shiny metal suit that made the original RoboCop look like an anthropomorphized DeLorean, Kinnaman’s armor is an all-black exoskeleton. READ FULL STORY »
Casting Net: Michael Douglas aiming to play Ronald Reagan. Plus: Michael Keaton new 'Robocop' villain
• Michael Douglas is in talks to play President Ronald Reagan in Reykjavik, an indie drama about the nuclear arms talks between Reagan and Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Director Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) is also in talks to helm the film from a script by Kevin Hood (Becoming Jane). Ridley Scott is producing. [THR]
• Michael Keaton has joined Robocop as the main villain, Raymond Sellars, the CEO of OmniCorp, the conglomerate that transforms Joel Kinnaman‘s Detroit cop into the titular crime-fighting cyborg. Keaton is taking on the role after Hugh Laurie dropped out from the project last week. Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, and Abbie Cornish costar in the film, which is being directed by Jose Padilha (Elite Squad). [Deadline]
• Elizabeth Banks and Morgan Freeman will join Chris Pratt and Will Arnett in the untitled animated feature based on the world of LEGO. The film follows average LEGO minifigure Emmet (Pratt), who is mistaken for the champion of the world by Lucy (Banks), which launches him on an epic odyssey. Freeman will voice a mystic named Vitruvius; Arnett will voice Batman. (Yes, that Batman.) Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (21 Jump Street, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) are directing from their screenplay. [Facebook]
• Ben Foster has been attached to star in Red Light Winter, an indie about two buddies whose vacation in the famously licentious city of Amsterdam turns dark when they become entangled with a prostitute (Kirsten Dunst). Director Adam Rapp (Winter Passing) adapted his own play of the same name. [Variety]
Casting Net: Evan Rachel Wood in talks to play female trucker in ’18 Wheel Butterfly.’ Plus: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Frances Fisher
Casting Net: Abbie Cornish cast to play Fellini’s lover. Plus: Josh Holloway, Minnie Driver, Cobie Smulders
Casting Net: Adrien Brody in negotiations to play villain in thriller ‘Motor City.’ Plus: Jason Momoa, Chloe Moretz, Benedict Cumberbatch
• Reese Witherspoon is on board to produce and star in The Beard, a romantic comedy about a woman who serves as a fake date for a gay man to help him pass as straight. Incredibly, the project marks Witherspoon’s first (pardon the pun) straight-up romantic comedy since 2005′s Just Like Heaven (last spring’s action comedy This Means War doesn’t count). Becca Greene (a writer on MTV’s 2011 animated series Good Vibes) penned the script. [THR]
• Julianne Hough (Rock of Ages) is attached to Time and a Half, a romantic dramedy penned by Diablo Cody about a young twentysomething in a dead-end job who comes across an old one night stand who also happens to be her sister’s high school ex-boyfriend. Hough just recently starred in Cody’s untitled directorial debut. Ol Parker (Imagine Me & You) is directing. [Variety]
• Jonathan Rhys Meyers has joined The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, an adaptation of the first book in Cassandra Clare YA fantasy series about a young woman (Lily Collins) who learns she’s from a line of warriors called Shadowhunters, who keep the world safe from demons. Rhys Meyers will play the main villain, the ominously named Valentine Morgenstern. Lena Headey, Jared Harris, and Kevin Zegers (Transamerica) costar. Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid) is directing. [THR]
• Xavier Samuel (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) has signed up for Plush, an indie thriller about a rock singer (Sucker Punch‘s Emily Browning) with psychic abilities, and the similarly gifted psychologist (Twilight‘s Cam Gigandet) who tries to help her. Samuel will play a mentally unhinged guitarist who joins the band. Director Catherine Hardwicke (yep, another Twilight alum!) also penned the script with Arty Nelson. [Variety]
• Michael Kenneth Williams (HBO’s Boardwalk Empire) is in talks for the upcoming Robocop remake, as the old partner of the Detroit cop (Joel Kinnaman) who gets transformed into the titular crime-fighting cyborg after a near-fatal accident. Jose Padilha (Elite Squad) is directing. [THR]
Casting Net: Jennifer Lawrence may go to ‘Ends of the Earth.’ Plus: Mickey Rourke, Kevin Costner, and a ‘Catching Fire’ baddie
Casting Net: Kristen Stewart aiming to ‘Lie Down in Darkness.’ Plus: Diane Kruger boards Terrence Malick’s Lincoln biopic
Casting Net: Russell Brand could play ‘Cupid.’ Plus: William Hurt, Margo Martindale, Adam Driver
If you’ve exchanged pondering “Who killed Rosie Larson?” for “Who will play the next RoboCop?” you might just have the answer you’ve been looking for.
Deadline.com reports that MGM has offered The Killing star Joel Kinnaman the chance to fill Peter Weller‘s iconic robo-shoes for the upcoming RoboCop remake. With Jose Padilha on board to direct (not Darren Aronofsky) a script from Josh Zetumer, Kinnaman, who recently appeared on the big screen in Safe House and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, would be the first major casting for the reboot.
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