What They Said: Martin Scorsese on Holograms After 3D, and Jose Padilha on What to Expect from the 'Robocop' Remake

What They Said: Martin Scorsese on Holograms After 3D, and Jose Padilha on What to Expect from the 'Robocop' Remake

Nov 07, 2011

Now that Martin Scorsese has tested out shooting for 3D with his upcoming flick Hugo, he's become one of the converted -- singing the technology's praises while discussing the ways in which he applied it to his film about a boy searching for a key that unlocks the past. While chatting it up during a special Hugo screening in LA over the weekend, Scorsese told an audience that, after 3D, filmmakers will probably start using holograms to tell their stories on the big screen.

"If everything moves along and there's no major catastrophe we're headed toward holograms. Scorsese added how in theater you'll have actors in the aisles, expanding the stage to include the entire theater. "You have to think that way," he continued. "Don't let the fashion and the economics inhibit you."

He's definitely on to something there, though it will be a good while before we're watching movies in hologram form, leaping back as characters explode out of the screen and up the aisles for a chase sequence. It's a fun image that's sure to come with a hefty price tag, and we wouldn't be surprised if hologram movie-watching was available in the home before the big screen. Regardless, Scorsese's Hugo does prove 3D is worth keeping around (if filmmakers use it properly), and we'd certainly like to see the filmmaker experiment with it again. [via The LA Times]

Meanwhile, like 3D, more and more remakes seem to be hitting theaters these days. Elite Squad director Jose Padilha was brought on to bring RoboCop back to the big screen. His Elite Squad movies are fun and exciting, but Padilha is a smart action director in that he injects a lot of character and depth into his movies. Based on his recent comments to Coming Soon, it would appear his RoboCop movie will be less about a robot cop kicking ass and more about what it means for a human to be brought back from the dead as part robot.

"I have my take on it," he told the site. "And I can tell you this: In the first RoboCop when Alex Murphy is shot, gunned down, then you see some hospitals and stuff and then you cut to him as RoboCop. My movie is between those two cuts. How do you make RoboCop? How do you slowly bring a guy to be a robot? How do you actually take humanity out of someone and how do you program a brain, so to speak, and how does that affect an individual?"

Padilha added that he is searching for an American actor to take on the role because "RoboCop is an American Guy," however if we were casting this we'd love to see Michael Fassbender take on this role, who, coincidentally, has been on the rumored wishlist for awhile now. Thoughts?

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