This past summer, a smash hit crime film opened in a handful of US cinemas with one of the hottest rises actors starring and the greatest directors of all time presenting it. Sound familiar?
At its widest in the US, "Easy Money" was screening in all of seven theaters, but make no mistake, this is a movie worth seeking out.
Originally release in its native Sweden in 2010, "Snabba Cash," as it was formerly titled, became an instant hit and spawned a sequel, with a third film out later this year, all starring future "Robocop" star Joel Kinnaman.
When "Snabba Cash" became "Easy Money" for its stateside release, Martin Scorsese attached his name as a presenter in order to attract more attention to the story of JW, a man trying to make it in the world by any means necessary.
For the DVD release of "Easy Money," we present an exclusive NSFW clip from the film. Check it out above and thank us later.
The "RoboCop" remake confuses us. The basic idea of a reboot for the series seemed like a dubious premise on paper. The surprising casting of the relatively unknown Joel Kinnaman had us scratching our heads, too. Sure, Jose Padilha as a director, making his English language debut, makes us curious, but it wasn't until the cast started filling out that "RoboCop" grabbed our attention.
According to a Variety report, former "House" star, Hugh Laurie, is in talks to join "RoboCop" as the maniacal CEO of Omni Corp, the corporation that brings Officer Alex Murphy back to life as a cyborg. Naturally, he has ulterior motives.
If he signs on, Laurie would join Kinnaman, Samuel L. Jackson, and Gary Oldman in the increasingly impressive cast.
Jose Padilha's "RoboCop" occupies a curious spot on our anticipation meter. On one hand, who can say "no" to a remake of the 80s classic directed by the guy behind the badass Brazilian action flicks, "Elite Squad" and "Elite Squad: The Enemy Within"? That premise alone had us interest, but casting Joel Kinnaman had us scratching our heads a bit.
Thankfully, Gary Oldman has come along to make things very clear for us.
The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the Academy Award-nominated actor is joining the remake, tentatively scheduled to come out next summer. And we can confirm that we're officially on board with the "RoboCop" remake.
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Those of us who have spent a considerable amount of time watching various television series over the years understand that there is a basic formula to season finales. You want to excite/satisfy your audience in going out with a bang, but also keep them wanting more so they return for another season. AMC's critically-acclaimed and compelling whodunit "The Killing" succeeded on both counts with its finale last season, but in doing so was met with harsh criticism from fans who did not receive a definitive answer to the show's biggest question: Who killed Rosie Larson?
In knowing how TV networks function, I have to admit that I was much more surprised at the localized outrage from certain fans than I was at the conclusion of the season. Lucky for all of us, there is a brand new season upon us and while I'd be happy to drone on about why I'll definitely be tuning into the second season premiere this Sunday, April 1 at 8pm ET/PT, I thought you might appreciate hearing some expert teasery from an insider source: star Joel Kinnaman. Minor spoilers ahead for those who still need to power through season one on DVD.
First off, what the heck is going on with Kinnaman's character Stephen Holder? Is he a dirty or clean cop?
How about some "RoboCop" news to brighten your day? MTV News was lucky enough to catch up with leading man, Joel Kinnaman, while he promoted the second season of "The Killing," and the future half-man-half-cop-robot shared a few intriguing facts about the José Padilha-directed reboot.
"I'm super stoked," Kinnaman said. "Especially with this director. José Padilha is a badass. He’s the real deal."
Kinnaman revealed that the film will be more grounded in reality, partly due to the fact that Padilha's father was a scientist, which had a big influence on the director. "There's a lot of neuroscience now raising the question, 'Is all the intelligence in the human body in the brain?' and they’re finding out that, no, it’s not like that," Kinnaman said. "The body has intelligence itself, and we’re much more of an organic creature in that way. It's not a control tower that does everything."
It's official: Joel Kinnaman will star as the title character in the upcoming remake of "RoboCop." In other casting news, Emmy Rossum heads to "Beautiful Creatures" and Olivia Williams joins "The Seventh Son."
It's March 5, and you're tuning in for today's casting call.
by Joel Hanek
With little known about it other than an expectation that every review of this movie will include the word "gritty," the "RoboCop" reboot has loomed over us for months but without much information. With Jose Padilha at the helm (a director who's no stranger to action and police corruption as seen in his "Elite Squad" films) and screenwriter Nick Schenk ("Gran Torino") on board the project, the film has plenty of potential for an awesome adaptation. But unless it finds the perfect blend of action, allegory, and camp that Paul Verhoeven concocted, there is plenty of potential to fall flat.
That's why we're here to help. Keep reading for ways to properly reboot "RoboCop" for a new age!
If you were looking forward to the Warner Bros films "Jack the Giant Killer" and "Arthur & Lancelot," it's time to hold on to that excitement. The studio has pushed both flicks way, way back, even going as far as to take "Arthur & Lancelot" off its release calendar.
The bad news first: due to an oversized budget and other "issues," WB has decided to bench "Arthur & Lancelot" for the time being. A Warners insider told The Hollywood Reporter that the movie is "not dead," but director David Dobkin apparently called his cast and crew Wednesday night to tell them production "wasn't looking good." "Arthur & Lancelot" was supposed to open on March 15, 2013.
One of the issues could be that the film's two stars, Kit Harington and Joel Kinnaman, are successful TV actors—and just that. Neither of them have proven they can draw crowds, especially for a movie that WB was pegging to be similar to "Sherlock Holmes."
It seems like Justin Timberlake was just in time with landing his first leading roles in films this year. Just days after his new sci-fi thriller "In Time" hit theaters, word hit the Internet that he has been offered a role in the Coen brothers' upcoming movie "Inside Llewyn Davis."
"Drive" star Oscar Isaac will be playing the main character in the flick, a struggling folk musician from Queens. Timberlake has been offered the other lead role role of a folk musician who is married to Carey Mulligan's character in the flick, according to Variety. Showbiz411 adds that Coens regular John Goodman also has recently joined the cast.
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Kit Harrington and Joel Kinnaman are eyeing a trip to Camelot.
The "Game of Thrones" and "The Killing" stars have reportedly tested for Warner Bros' King Arthur project "Arthur & Lancelot," The Hollywood Reporter has learned. It's unclear whether the TV stars tested for one or both of the roles. THR says that the two are now the frontrunners for the roles. "Wedding Crashers" director David Dobkin is both writing and directing the project.
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