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Photos of the new RoboCop being filmed in Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / October 9, 2012

RoboCop Remake TorontoRoboCop is in Toronto, and he looks even more menacing than before in his new black suit. Filming at U of T this weekend, the remake to the 1987 action classic is in full swing, and local photographer Ronnie Yip — whose photos you've seen elsewhere on these pages — was persistent enough to catch some of the spectacle.

"After much harassment from the crew, I was able to get some pretty clear shots of the half-man/half-robot himself," explains Yip. "In this particular scene, Robocop was being unveiled to the city of Detroit. Then, there was some sort of hostage situation going on afterwards." Also worth noting: God hates robots.

The film, which stars Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Joel Kinnaman (as RoboCop) and a rather tired looking Michael Keaton is due out August 13, 2013. So perhaps we'll get a few more chances to see the tormented cyborg in action on Toronto streets before the cast and crew locks itself away in the studio.


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Todd Toronto / October 9, 2012 at 10:35 am
They filmed "Total Recall" here, too. Is the intent to eventually remake Paul Verhoeven's entire ouvre, and do it in Toronto?

If so, when comes the "Showgirls" remake? And if so, what neighbourhood would play Vegas?
W. K. Lis / October 9, 2012 at 10:38 am
Wonder what area of Toronto looks like Detroit? Vacant land, fires, farms popping up in abandoned blocks, and of course cars.
Kim / October 9, 2012 at 10:53 am
I love these signs! Maybe god does hate robots but not likely
Clarence J. Boddicker / October 9, 2012 at 11:30 am
Bitches leave
Jesse Ens / October 9, 2012 at 11:41 am
Hey Robocop texts too :P
Greg / October 9, 2012 at 11:42 am
The old Robocop looked like a robot with parts of a dude attached. This just looks like a dude in batman costume with a different helmet.
racist robot / October 9, 2012 at 11:44 am
robocop wasn't black!
iSkyscraper / October 9, 2012 at 11:50 am
Not sure how I feel about Toronto playing Detroit, but perhaps apt in the throwback backwards-looking era of RoboFord. After all, robots hug no thugs. And probably shoot cyclists on sight.

Michael Keaton probably looks confused because he can't understand why the suit in this new Batman movie has a different cowl piece. Oh wait, that's RoboCop.

The best part about the first movie? The decision to use the Ford Taurus as the cop cars. Most futuristic car for its era. What will they be driving this time around?

Bixby Snyder / October 9, 2012 at 12:34 pm
I'd buy that for a dollar!
zombiehunter313 replying to a comment from Clarence J. Boddicker / October 9, 2012 at 04:45 pm
thats awesome!!!! CAN YOU FLY BOBBY??????
Al / October 9, 2012 at 05:25 pm
Girl to Keaton's right in the red me! :)
seanm replying to a comment from iSkyscraper / October 9, 2012 at 07:33 pm
They're actually using the new Taurus, fittingly enough.
nobody replying to a comment from W. K. Lis / October 10, 2012 at 12:05 am
Perhaps ... Hamilton? lol
Jamaal / October 10, 2012 at 10:17 am
Snapped a few pics of the cars they're using from their set in Mississauga:
Rick replying to a comment from iSkyscraper / October 10, 2012 at 11:56 am
Actually the run down detroit scenes are being shot in Hamilton. Other scenes were being filmed in Toronto and Mississauga.

Looks like this will be a cheesey straight to DVD release.
Mark Moore / October 10, 2012 at 10:48 pm

With that cast and $100 million dollar budget, I think it will be in thousands of theatres - probably August 9th, 2013.
cecilia replying to a comment from Rick / October 12, 2012 at 09:50 am
no way! i didn't know they'd be filming in the Hammer. Do you know whereabouts?
me / October 12, 2012 at 11:06 am
nothing but cold, hard, BOTICS!!! we need this for us to progress as a society!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Scott Wile / October 28, 2012 at 09:52 pm
Wow, lots of critics here huh? Figured peopled be excited there's people being employed in Toronto's entertainment industry. I for one think it's a good thing.
karmine / November 2, 2012 at 03:08 pm
they will be shooting some of the movie at the new George brown college waterfront campus down town on dockside road.. seen them building something out there for the movie

Akuma / December 5, 2012 at 08:31 pm
I've been a HUGE Robocop fan for most of my life. I moved to Toronto when I was 10 years old (now 22), There are certain red/orange evenings in the summer and combined with the buildings and towers of downtown Toronto it looks like a mock Detroit scene. I always noticed that and loved those "Robocop"
evenings XD
Me replying to a comment from Scott Wile / December 5, 2012 at 09:10 pm
It's BlogTO though. They wake up just LOOKING for something to complain about on their way to the OCCUPY campfire to whine that other people work. I agree with you myself. Not really a Robocop fan but nice to see T.O. get some attention that's POSITIVE!!
Peka / May 21, 2013 at 03:52 pm
it looks like the the guy from a Metal Gear Solid 4 Tv AD Raven Sword ... and Grey Fox , also from Metal Gear Solid, and alitlle bit like Cyborg Ninja from Metal Gear SOlid 2 !

hehe :)
DMORLES replying to a comment from W. K. Lis / February 6, 2014 at 10:03 am
Parkdale could probably look like Detroit...
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