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Robocop still on!!

Dec. 19, 2008by: Mike Sampson

Yesterday we ran a story speculating on whether Darren Aronofsky was leaving ROBOCOP in his rearview mirror. This was based on comments he had made on Howard Stern's show and some other whispers I heard from my sources. Today though I was assured by a separate, highly credible source that things are moving along quite well with ROBOCOP, Darren is very happy with the progress and no one is going anywhere. So what's with all the rumblings? As I'm sure you know, Darren is out in the middle of a big push for THE WRESTLER. Since THE WRESTLER is a film with big Oscar prospects, he's doing a lot of work promoting the film. He, rightly, wants the film to succeed on all levels and what may come across as his unhappiness towards ROBOCOP is really just his unhappiness with constantly being asked about ROBOCOP. He wants to talk WRESTLER and is perhaps a little frustrated that no matter where he goes, he keeps getting asked, "Hey what's going on with ROBOCOP?!" So his less than enthusiastic responses are translated into speculation that he's unhappy with the film. So rest easy friends - behind-the-scenes Darren is still working hard on ROBOCOP. Just know that if you see Mr. Aronofsky out and about you might want to congratulate him on THE WRESTLER instead.

Extra Tidbit: Your move creep.
Source: JoBlo.com

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4:58AM on 12/23/2008

Hmm...

The director of the "remagined" not re-imagined, (i'm coining a new term i think)has me interested more than anything else.

new hip hollywood slang REMAGINED. It's improv bitch, use it.
The director of the "remagined" not re-imagined, (i'm coining a new term i think)has me interested more than anything else.

new hip hollywood slang REMAGINED. It's improv bitch, use it.
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5:29AM on 12/21/2008
unless chuck norris is Robocop i wont even see it i love you chuck! sidekicks was badass lol
unless chuck norris is Robocop i wont even see it i love you chuck! sidekicks was badass lol
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10:38AM on 12/20/2008

What makes robocop is...

well Arvindh mate, thats robocop for you, he is human after all innit? That makes the movie dark, sad and harsh, if those sensitive elements wouldnt exists in robocop there would be no robocop, hes not perfect but hes doing his best. I think Verhoeven liked those ideas much more instead of a super robot cop, anyway arnofonsky has a great graphic and dramatic taste, the movie is gonna be fantastic like the first one in my opinion.
well Arvindh mate, thats robocop for you, he is human after all innit? That makes the movie dark, sad and harsh, if those sensitive elements wouldnt exists in robocop there would be no robocop, hes not perfect but hes doing his best. I think Verhoeven liked those ideas much more instead of a super robot cop, anyway arnofonsky has a great graphic and dramatic taste, the movie is gonna be fantastic like the first one in my opinion.
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6:18AM on 12/20/2008
Good to know the remake still has a good director anyway. Muta's suggestion of setting it 20 years on from Robo's creation is a sound idea too. Murphy having to deal with being last gen technology would really work.
The comicbook used as the image for this article; I have the complete series of Marvel's run of Robocop (only ran to about 23 issues) - excellent stuff :)
Good to know the remake still has a good director anyway. Muta's suggestion of setting it 20 years on from Robo's creation is a sound idea too. Murphy having to deal with being last gen technology would really work.
The comicbook used as the image for this article; I have the complete series of Marvel's run of Robocop (only ran to about 23 issues) - excellent stuff :)
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12:03AM on 12/20/2008
Whatever small hopes I have for a new Robocop movie are merely based on the fact that Darren is behind it. In every other way I'm baffled as to how Robocop is even considered a superhero. Sure I had his action figures and his movies kept me entertained while they lasted but lets face it; the guy is pathetic. He's always sad, he eats baby food, he has seizures during fights and worst of all he's as mobile as a f*ckin' oak tree! I hope that they at least modify the guy's abilities otherwise I
Whatever small hopes I have for a new Robocop movie are merely based on the fact that Darren is behind it. In every other way I'm baffled as to how Robocop is even considered a superhero. Sure I had his action figures and his movies kept me entertained while they lasted but lets face it; the guy is pathetic. He's always sad, he eats baby food, he has seizures during fights and worst of all he's as mobile as a f*ckin' oak tree! I hope that they at least modify the guy's abilities otherwise I can't see how Robocop could work anymore.

In a fight, Terminator would incinerate Robo's iron-ass! Johnny 5 could kick Robocop's ass for that matter.
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11:52PM on 12/19/2008
DEAD OR ALIVE YOUR COMING WITH ME!!
DEAD OR ALIVE YOUR COMING WITH ME!!
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6:24PM on 12/19/2008

I have no opinion on this piece...

but I love RustyR's avatar!
but I love RustyR's avatar!
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5:49PM on 12/19/2008

yess!!!!

good i can get excited again for aronofsky's vision of robo-world.
good i can get excited again for aronofsky's vision of robo-world.
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5:45PM on 12/19/2008

What's it gonna take?

I'm thinking when they finally remake the "Ernest Goes To" series, Hollywood will sit back and say..."What the f*** are we doing?!"

Billy Bob Thornton as Ernest P. Worrell would bring an end to the wave remake / re-do / reimagining B.S.
I'm thinking when they finally remake the "Ernest Goes To" series, Hollywood will sit back and say..."What the f*** are we doing?!"

Billy Bob Thornton as Ernest P. Worrell would bring an end to the wave remake / re-do / reimagining B.S.
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5:13PM on 12/19/2008

i agree with..

Acerbus III. this movie was great in the 80's. i just don't see how it could be that great today (special effects will be awesome). but Robocop seems (and fits well in) very 80s.
Acerbus III. this movie was great in the 80's. i just don't see how it could be that great today (special effects will be awesome). but Robocop seems (and fits well in) very 80s.
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3:24PM on 12/19/2008
which robocop movie was it where red foreman was the bad guy?

they should totally do that again.

j/k...

im [link] anxious as to what aronofsky's view of robocop will be!

which robocop movie was it where red foreman was the bad guy?

they should totally do that again.

j/k...

im [link] anxious as to what aronofsky's view of robocop will be!

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3:11PM on 12/19/2008

Acerbus III

Dead or alive, this movie is going to going to be made. Again & again &...
Dead or alive, this movie is going to going to be made. Again & again &...
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3:10PM on 12/19/2008
Remember when he accompanied Sting to the ring in WCW?
Remember when he accompanied Sting to the ring in WCW?
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2:56PM on 12/19/2008

Sturdy...

I'm sure Sturdy is cool with this remake since it's been at least 15 years since the original. Phew!
I'm sure Sturdy is cool with this remake since it's been at least 15 years since the original. Phew!
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2:24PM on 12/19/2008
I'm not against the remake, but I would have loved them to continue the story 20 years later.
I'm not against the remake, but I would have loved them to continue the story 20 years later.
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2:22PM on 12/19/2008
AWESOME news! Cant wait for more updates. Robocop will look so kickass with todays technology!
AWESOME news! Cant wait for more updates. Robocop will look so kickass with todays technology!
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2:11PM on 12/19/2008

one of the worst

this is one of the worst unnecessary remakes out there. Robocop?? That movie is classic, timeless, and perfect! I understand there are those who don't like Robo2 (I like it) and Robo3 was an unmitigaged shitpeice. So I can see where it maybe needs a reboot. But a REMAKE? You are going to re-do that perfect origin story? Re-cast the villain? Ridiculous.
this is one of the worst unnecessary remakes out there. Robocop?? That movie is classic, timeless, and perfect! I understand there are those who don't like Robo2 (I like it) and Robo3 was an unmitigaged shitpeice. So I can see where it maybe needs a reboot. But a REMAKE? You are going to re-do that perfect origin story? Re-cast the villain? Ridiculous.
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