The “RoboCop” remake and the Eminem-produced Web series “Burn Rubber” have been approved for Michigan film incentives.
“RoboCop,” which has been filming in Toronto, was given the OK for $294,000 in incentives on $1 million in anticipated in-state spending for a brief period of second unit shooting in Detroit.
The reboot of the classic 1987 cult film that starred Peter Weller will be using establishing shots of Detroit and its landmarks, because the hybrid human-robot cop (played this time by Joel Kinnaman of AMC’s “The Killing”) is once again a Motor City policeman of the future.
“Detroit Rubber,” executive produced by Eminem and Paul Rosenberg of Shady Films, among others, was approved for more than $53,000 on nearly $170,000 of projected Michigan spending. It will chronicle two young small-business owners, Rick Williams and Roland “Ro” Coit of the Burn Rubber sneaker shop in Royal Oak.
“Detroit Rubber” will be available on LOUD, a premium YouTube channel. Christos Moisides, a well-known member of the local film community, will direct and produce the project.
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