SCREAMBOX Original four-part docuseries RoboDoc: The Creation of RoboCop will premiere on August 29. New hour-long episodes will follow weekly through September 19 on SCREAMBOX. I had the pleasure of interviewing the documentary’s filmmakers: Chris Griffiths, Eastwood Allen, and Gary Smart. You can watch the full interview below. Enjoy!
Featuring exclusive insight from stars Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Ronny Cox, Ray Wise, and Kurtwood Smith, director Paul Verhoeven, writers Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner, special effects legend Phil Tippett, and more, RoboDoc offers an in-depth look at the making and impact of the trailblazing 1987 dystopian action classic.
Part man, part machine, all cop, RoboCop burst onto the scene as the cinematic landscape began to shift and artificial intelligence was capturing the public’s imagination. The boundary-pushing film spawned an unlikely franchise that includes two sequels, an animated series, and a Hollywood remake, along with comic books, video games, toys, and merchandise galore.
RoboDoc: The Creation of RoboCop is co-directed by Chris Griffiths and Eastwood Allen and produced by Gary Smart. The trio previously collaborated on Hollywood Dreams & Nightmares: The Robert Englund Story, Pennywise: The Story of IT, and You’re So Cool, Brewster: The Story of Fright Night, all of which are available on SCREAMBOX.
Episode one, “Destination Delta City,” streams on August 29. Orion Pictures assembles a magnificent cast and crew who, unbeknownst to them, have signed up for a turbulent and career-defining ride.
Episode two, “Verhoeven’s Mantra,” streams on September 5. Notoriously demanding mad-genius director Paul Verhoeven pushes the envelope and many people’s buttons with the unprecedented shooting conditions.
Episode three, “Blood, Sweat & Steel,” streams on September 12. The resilient cast and crew relive the golden era of hands-on, practical filmmaking in the 1980s.
Episode four, “Murphy & The Machine,” streams on September 19. A cinematic icon is unleashed to the world, creating an indelible legacy with lasting memories for those involved in its production.
“We’ve crafted something together to incorporate visuals and sound in an effort to immerse viewers into the world of ’80s filmmaking and offer something completely unique to the ‘making of’ format,” explains Allen.
“As a fan of RoboCop for the past 30 years, this project has been a labor of love for me, and I can’t wait to share this unique project with the fans, especially those who have stood by us all these years,” adds Griffiths.
RoboDoc joins SCREAMBOX’s extensive library of genre documentaries, including Hollywood Dreams & Nightmares: The Robert Englund Story, Living with Chucky, Scream, Queen: My Nightmare on Elm Street, Pennywise: The Story of IT, Just Desserts: The Making of Creepshow, Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser, Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary, You’re So Cool, Brewster: The Story of Fright Night, and Who Done It: The Clue Documentary.Start screaming now with SCREAMBOX on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Prime Video, Roku, YouTube TV, Samsung, Comcast, Cox, Philo, and Screambox.com.
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