'RoboCop' remake OK'd for state film incentives

The Michigan Film Office said a "Robocop" remake and an Eminem-produced web series are among three projects approved for state film incentives.
AP Wire
Oct 29, 2012

 

"RoboCop," which has been filming in Toronto, was approved for $294,000 in incentives on $1 million in anticipated in-state spending. The reboot of the 1987 cult film with Peter Weller will include shots of Detroit and its landmarks. Joel Kinnaman will play the hybrid human-robot policeman patrolling a futuristic Motor City.

Eminem's "Detroit Rubber" was approved for $53,000 on nearly $170,000 of projected Michigan spending. It will chronicle two small Royal Oak business owners.

"The Castle" also was awarded about $48,000 on nearly $164,000 of in-state expenditures. The web comedy is a reality TV satire filmed in Charlevoix.

The three projects were approved for fiscal year 2013.

Comments

AtomicRooster

Watch, they will botch this remake of RoboCop up. The first one with Peter Weller will always be a classic. Murphy's Law says when something works don't try to fix it. Just like the remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still. That was a disaster. Didn't even come close to being any good to the original 1951 Classic that starred Michael Rennie who was an unknown British actor at the time. Why can't film makers leave the classics alone? Just greedy and will go to any extents to make some money at the expense of the unsuspecting audiences.

 

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