RoboCop with Special Guest Ed Neumeier
Run Time: 103 min.
May 17, 2023 at 7pm
Tickets: $20 Regular, $30 Premium
Members: $17 Regular, $25.50 Premium
Starring: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Daniel O’Herlihy, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Screenplay: Ed Neumeier, Michael Miner
The 1987 cult sci-fi classic returns to the big screen followed by a Q&A with special guest Ed Neumeier, the film’s screenwriter.
After attending UCLA Film School, Ed worked as a gofer on the TV show Taxi, spending nights at the writers’ room door listening and waiting for pages. Thereafter, he worked as a Story Analyst, reading scripts at Paramount and Columbia Pictures, and as a creative executive at Universal. His first script (co-written with Michael Miner) was RoboCop (1987), which he co-produced with Jon Davison for director Paul Verhoeven. He reteamed with Davison and Verhoeven for Starship Troopers (1997).
Neumeier worked again with Michael Miner on the script for Anaconda: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004) and also wrote and produced Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation (2004) for director Phil Tippet. Neumeier and Miner were awarded shared writing credit with Josh Zetumer by the Writers Guild of America for the use of their original work in the remake of RoboCop (2014), directed by Jose Padilha.
He is currently writing an original screenplay, “Young Sinner,” a political thriller set in Washington D.C., for director Paul Verhoeven.
When a good cop (Peter Weller) gets blown away by ruthless thugs, innovative scientists and doctors piece him back together as an unstoppable crime-fighting cyborg called Robocop. But while cleaning up the streets of violence-ravaged Detroit, Robocop is tormented by memories of his former life, and now he’s out for more than justice … he wants revenge!
“RoboCop is as tightly worked as a film can be, not a moment or line wasted.”– Variety
“Most thriller and special-effects movies come right off the assembly line … RoboCop is a thriller with a difference.”– Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times