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Peter Weller Talks RoboCop

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Sci Fi superstar, actor, director and original RoboCop actor Peter Weller recently talked about the original RoboCop's and his wishes for Jose Padhila's remake, which is set to hit theatres next February.

The actor best known for his portrayal of Alex Murphy/RoboCop in the original two movies can also be seen this summer in J.J. Abrams Star Trek Into Darkness, which is not his first venture into the Trek universe (he also appeared in Star Trek: Enterprise). Peter Weller who has also appeared in other Sci Fi greats such as Screamers (1995) and Fringe (Episode "White Tulip") had this to say...

"Please, call me Murphy".

"I wish them well, but they're going to have to tow a heavy barge, man. I just watched the movie on its 25th anniversary; we had two screenings ... one in Dallas, where it was shot, and then at UCLA where Michael Miner and Ed Neumeier met.

"The cast and the crew and Verhoeven and everybody was there, and I watched the movie for the first time in seven or eight years without a critical eye. I thought, 'This is one of the most brilliant movies I've ever seen.' It's prescient economically, in the privatization of politics, about race -- I mean, they wrote that in 1981, for crying out loud!

"I was not only amazed by the story, which Verhoeven definitely developed with his own mythic eye, but by how brilliant it was socially. It's anthropological, that flick. In 200 years, to know what the 20th century's eye on the future was like, you can watch that movie."

Weller continued, discussing the scene where Wellers face is revealed underneath RoboCop's helmet.

"Rob Bottin and Stefan Dupuis designed that thing, and I sat there for 6 1/2 hours every day. I think it's still the longest facial prosthetic process in the history of film, and it looks beautiful."

Thanks to Zap 2 It for the news!


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