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13th Jan 2020

The original Robocop is coming to Dublin for a very special screening of the action classic

Rory Cashin


Your move, creep.

Robocop is right up there with Terminator and Predator and Die Hard in terms of classic action movies. Supremely violent, incredible performances and a scalpel-sharp IQ that you just don’t see in the genre.

It was director Paul Verhoeven’s big Hollywood breakthrough before he moved on to Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Starship Troopers and… eh… Showgirls. But he is on the comeback trail, after 2016’s Elle got some serious awards attention and his upcoming 2020 release Benedetta is one of our most anticipated movies of the year.

As both Murphy and Robocop, actor Peter Weller became instantly recognisable, even though he spent the majority of the 1987 movie with his face behind a helmet. He would return for the first sequel (but not the terrible third one), and has enjoyed a varied career since, starring in everything from Sons Of Anarchy to Star Trek Into Darkness to 24.

However, over three decades later, he is still best known and loved for his turn in Robocop, and Irish fans will get the chance to celebrate that when he visits Dublin this March for a special screening of the classic movie.

Weller will be in town on March 14 for Dublin Comic Con, who are hosting the event screening at the Dublin Convention Centre, which will feature a special introduction by Weller himself.

The event will kick off at 7pm, and tickets can be purchased right here.

Weller won’t be the only famous face gracing the Convention Centre in March, as other guests already announced include Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Maurice LaMarche (Futurama, The Animaniacs) and Spencer Wilding (Rogue One, Guardians Of The Galaxy).

Full details on the Dublin Comic Con can be found here.

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