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RoboCop remake aims for a PG-13 rating

Jul. 19, 2013by: Ryan Miller

With ROBOCOP hitting Comic-Con this year with director Jose Padilha and stars Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Joel Kinnaman and Abbie Cornish all in attendance we were bound to get some news on the upcoming remake. It's just too bad that the news is a bit disappointing. When asked about the film’s rating, Padilha said that they've been gunning for a PG-13 rating — uh oh.

“We were shooting the movie to be seen by the broadest possible audience, which means PG-13. This whole idea about ‘RoboCop’ has to be “R” because the first one was amazingly violent… I never really bought into that. You know, ‘The Dark Knight’ was PG-13, so you can get away with a lot.” It would have been really cool to see ROBOCOP go for a hard R-rating like the original film but that was just wishful thinking. While a PG-13 rating isn't necessarily the end of the world, I can't imagine this did them any favors.

In RoboCop, the year is 2029 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the centre of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilises their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.

ROBOCOP stars Joel Kinnaman as the title character, Gary Oldman as the scientist who creates RoboCop, and Samuel L. Jackson as media mogul Pat Novak. Right now the film is eyeing a Feb. 7, 2014 release.

Extra Tidbit: what are your thoughts on a PG-13 RoboCop?

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1:45PM on 07/22/2013

Thanks Dredd

funny how that circle completed.
funny how that circle completed.
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11:29PM on 07/21/2013
Hey, it worked for the Total Recall remake, right??
Hey, it worked for the Total Recall remake, right??
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9:47PM on 07/21/2013
Can you fly, (insert name of producer)?
Can you fly, (insert name of producer)?
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11:54AM on 07/21/2013
sounds like the directors trying to save face while being tied to a big studio.

who in the world (besides those below 17) actively root for a film NOT to be R?
sounds like the directors trying to save face while being tied to a big studio.

who in the world (besides those below 17) actively root for a film NOT to be R?
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11:04AM on 07/21/2013
I wouldn't buy this for a dollar...
I wouldn't buy this for a dollar...
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2:05PM on 07/20/2013
Fuckin BOO!!!!!!!!!
Fuckin BOO!!!!!!!!!
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9:33AM on 07/20/2013
"We were shooting the movie to be seen by the broadest possible audience, which means PG-13. This whole idea about RoboCop has to be R because the first one was amazingly violent I never really bought into that."

Weirdly enough, I never bought into the whole idea that 'RoboCop' needed to be seen by the broadest possible audience. Not all stories are intended for all ages.
"We were shooting the movie to be seen by the broadest possible audience, which means PG-13. This whole idea about RoboCop has to be R because the first one was amazingly violent I never really bought into that."

Weirdly enough, I never bought into the whole idea that 'RoboCop' needed to be seen by the broadest possible audience. Not all stories are intended for all ages.
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11:02PM on 07/19/2013

Look at that FUCKING GUN!!!

I love the original. It's violent and over the top and that's what's great about it. I love a lot of the actors in this new one but, yeah, going to be critically judgemental.

Oh, dude, don't start comparing your remake to The Dark Knight just yet.
I love the original. It's violent and over the top and that's what's great about it. I love a lot of the actors in this new one but, yeah, going to be critically judgemental.

Oh, dude, don't start comparing your remake to The Dark Knight just yet.
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11:01PM on 07/19/2013
wtf are they smoking? This movie should be a hard R, now it's a pussified pg-13 aimed at the 13 and up crowd still in school. This is so not cool. Push the boundries Hollywood or or stop making movies......which would kill me, cuz then i wouldn't have anything new to watch....but [link]!!!!!!




If this is some how a hard pg-13, maybe, but doubtful, i will give it a shot, but i really don't like what i have
been hearing about it since it's inception, and frankly didn't need to be
wtf are they smoking? This movie should be a hard R, now it's a pussified pg-13 aimed at the 13 and up crowd still in school. This is so not cool. Push the boundries Hollywood or or stop making movies......which would kill me, cuz then i wouldn't have anything new to watch....but [link]!!!!!!




If this is some how a hard pg-13, maybe, but doubtful, i will give it a shot, but i really don't like what i have
been hearing about it since it's inception, and frankly didn't need to be remade.
To quote Sydney Prescott from Scream 4, "Don't fuck with the original!"
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9:25PM on 07/19/2013
and makes a killing
and makes a killing
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9:05PM on 07/19/2013
Boo.
Boo.
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8:38PM on 07/19/2013
What a shocker. /sarcasm
What a shocker. /sarcasm
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