The talented filmmakers—or should that be, remakers— at Ghostlight recently reshot the 1987 Paul Verhoeven masterpiece, RoboCop. But since they didn’t have a million dollar Hollywood budget, they had to build all of the film’s props and practical effects themselves, including this impressive ED-209 costume.
We've probably never met, but I want you to help me create something amazing. You may have seen some of my Jalopnik contributions over the years, such as the Speed Racer and Mad Max photoshoots. I'm an advertising photographer and filmmaker that loves photographing movie and TV cars in my free time. It's an obsession,…
In advance of the big RoboCop reboot opening this week (starring Joel "You're My Ride, Linden" Kinnaman!), I thought it an opportune moment to take a look back at 1987's original robot-who-is-also-a-cop masterpiece that forever cemented the idea of a robot being a cop in the public consciousness. Like, it's not normal…
The Robocop remake, out in theaters today, is a pitch-perfect, badass update of a movie that is practically legendary. As if that weren't surprising enough, it also manages to revive that lost art of the 80s: the smart B-movie that stumbles a bit but still goes where blockbusters fear to tread.
I love the original Robocop film and my friends and I have obsessed about it for years. As a professional photographer and filmmaker, I've been extremely busy (thankfully). Although, I always make sure to clear some time in my schedule to add to my "Unicorn Project" (a personal project dedicated to capturing movie and…
I'm a big movie geek in addition to being a huge gear head. For years, I have even had an ongoing photo series (I'm a professional photographer) capturing TV and movie cars called the Unicorn Project (see examples below). So it would only be fitting that I would have some sort of awesome movie car on my desk. This is…
Remember Detroit's proposed 10-foot tall crowdfunded statue of RoboCop? Yeah, it's really happening. Here's the latest scoop on the Motor City's forthcoming monument to law, order and cyborg justice. Your move, creeps!
RoboCop rises just as the city of Detroit plummets further into a nightmarish financial abyss, just in time to protect a handful of residents from the fiscal shitstorm on the horizon. The future is here and it's in many ways as bad as what science fiction predicted.
Oh, Hollywood. You give us a great film that people come to love and adore, and then you wait a few decades and think you can do it better. Then you fail miserably. The Italian Job, Planet of the Apes, Death Race 2000 and The Day The Earth Stood Still are just some of my favorite films victimized by a horrendously…
The Robocop reboot is currently filming in Toronto, Canada. Just the other day, we got our first grainy peek at the new Robo-Taurus that Robocop robo-uses to robo-save the day.
Since original movies are no longer a thing, there is a robo-reboot of Robocop currently filming to hit theaters and pillage teenagers of their money. In the original movie, Robocop drove a Ford Taurus.
Detroit's already won the kitsch jackpot with the city's new Robocop statue. But now's your chance to give the Motor City the other statue it deserves: Robocop's nemesis ED-209. Head over to the Metro Times website to write in ED-209 as the "Best Statue to Commission - After Robocop."
Throughout the march to pay for a statue of Robocop in the city of Detroit, one voice has been absent: Robocop himself, or at least Peter Weller, whose face was grafted onto America's favorite cyborg lawman. Until now.
Pete Hottelet is the entrepreneur whose $25,000 may help bring a Robocop statue — that may look like the bust above — to Detroit.
The group attempting to bring a Robocop statue to Detroit over the mayor's indifference just scored a major victory after securing a $25,000 matching grant from the company Omni Consumer Products. Wait, what?
The year is 2010. Detroit is a crime-ridden carcass of the gleaming metropolis it once was. The city only has one hope. And he's 2 years old.
We called the Taurus-based Ford Police Intereceptor "Robocop's replacement." Buy why have the sequel when you can have the original? Be part-man, part-machine and all awesome and buy the original Robocop Ford Taurus for around $19K.