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Guess who still wants to do the Robocop remake?

Dec. 2, 2010by: Niki Stephens

While this doesn't qualify as earth shattering news, it is still cool to know when a director is still interested in doing certain projects.

In this case, we are talking about Darren Aronofsky, who I have been talking about on here a lot as of late. I'm sure you can guess which project he's still interested in helming (and because you read my headline). Yep, it's the ROBOCOP remake.

After THE WOLVERINE, Aronofsky will work on MACHINE MAN. The screenplay will be an adaptation of Max Berry's story about a gadget geek who replaces his weak fleshy parts with high-end titanium performance upgrades that he has designed. Does this mean that MACHINE MAN will satisfy his craving for half-man/half-machine storylines? Of course not.

In an interview with the peeps over at The Playlist, Aronofsky said this with a maximum amount of optimism, “Well, ‘RoboCop’ may still happen one day, who knows? It’s MGM and hopefully they’ll clear their stuff up and I’m still interested. David Self wrote a great script, but the company went under so…”

Are you still down for Aronofsky to remake ROBOCOP?

Extra Tidbit: What about a movie with little ROBOCOP?
Source: The Playlist

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8:13AM on 12/06/2010

nope!

Some things are ment to just remain as classics. As well as the Crow, i think its an insult to the classics.
Some things are ment to just remain as classics. As well as the Crow, i think its an insult to the classics.
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1:57AM on 12/05/2010
FUCK YES! I wish he'd do this before anything else.
FUCK YES! I wish he'd do this before anything else.
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10:39AM on 12/03/2010
Even in the hands of a badass like Aranofsky, I'm skeptical about a remake. The original is just so damn GOOD and it never got proper sequels. I say do a sequel w/ friggin' Weller as Robocop. Even as a cyborg, he'd be aging, right? Make it so he's about to be retired and a new, updated model is in training or something.
Even in the hands of a badass like Aranofsky, I'm skeptical about a remake. The original is just so damn GOOD and it never got proper sequels. I say do a sequel w/ friggin' Weller as Robocop. Even as a cyborg, he'd be aging, right? Make it so he's about to be retired and a new, updated model is in training or something.
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10:06AM on 12/03/2010
Hell. Yes. I was just rewatching Robocop the other day, and I was thinking how disappointing it was to never be able see Aronofsky's vision of such an iconic badass. Please make it happen, dude!
Hell. Yes. I was just rewatching Robocop the other day, and I was thinking how disappointing it was to never be able see Aronofsky's vision of such an iconic badass. Please make it happen, dude!
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8:25AM on 12/03/2010
I was actually more bummed out about Aronofsky's Robocop getting canned than I was about the 007 delay with MGM going tits up. Not that I hate Bond, I'm just a sad old Robocop fan. So many ways you can interpret the character from balls out action movie to introspective analysis of lost humanity. We need more great cyborg movies. Reckon Aronofsky will give us one sooner or later.
I was actually more bummed out about Aronofsky's Robocop getting canned than I was about the 007 delay with MGM going tits up. Not that I hate Bond, I'm just a sad old Robocop fan. So many ways you can interpret the character from balls out action movie to introspective analysis of lost humanity. We need more great cyborg movies. Reckon Aronofsky will give us one sooner or later.
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7:37AM on 12/03/2010
Robocop is such a classic film, sure the FX are dated, but it's the ultra violent, satirical look that makes it so special. I like Aronofsky and would be stoked to hear a Clint Mansell score with it, but the film will only succeed if they connect with the fanbase that came from the original.
Robocop is such a classic film, sure the FX are dated, but it's the ultra violent, satirical look that makes it so special. I like Aronofsky and would be stoked to hear a Clint Mansell score with it, but the film will only succeed if they connect with the fanbase that came from the original.
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7:27AM on 12/03/2010
I don't particularly care about Robocop, but whatever Aronofsky makes, I'm going to be first in line to see.
I don't particularly care about Robocop, but whatever Aronofsky makes, I'm going to be first in line to see.
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4:40AM on 12/03/2010

The Robocop poster is one of the best ever

anyway, please don't remake, just do a fucking good sequel.
anyway, please don't remake, just do a fucking good sequel.
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11:09PM on 12/02/2010

The Robo-Re-Boot will happen

It will happen regardless... It's not needed, nor warranted nor will a reboot ever re-create the absurd magic of the original. BUT if anyone's going to do it, I can only hope it's someone like Aronofsky. Jump-starting a franchise like this will do for Aronofsky what Batman did for Christopher Nolan. I saw Requiem For A Dream at right about the same time as I saw Memento... their careers will forever be intertwined in my mind anyway.
It will happen regardless... It's not needed, nor warranted nor will a reboot ever re-create the absurd magic of the original. BUT if anyone's going to do it, I can only hope it's someone like Aronofsky. Jump-starting a franchise like this will do for Aronofsky what Batman did for Christopher Nolan. I saw Requiem For A Dream at right about the same time as I saw Memento... their careers will forever be intertwined in my mind anyway.
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8:43PM on 12/02/2010
If they have to remake it I'd love to see what he does with the character/story, no doubt it'll be something special.
If they have to remake it I'd love to see what he does with the character/story, no doubt it'll be something special.
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8:37PM on 12/02/2010
How about giving Robocop the sequels it deserved instead of the garbage that came after.
How about giving Robocop the sequels it deserved instead of the garbage that came after.
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8:32PM on 12/02/2010

Negative.

Robocop doesn't need a remake.

***Stay in school, kids***
Robocop doesn't need a remake.

***Stay in school, kids***
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8:26PM on 12/02/2010

No

Let him make an original Cyborg flick so he can come up with whatever silly existential story he wants, but if you are going to remake Robocop, remake f'ing Robocop!
Let him make an original Cyborg flick so he can come up with whatever silly existential story he wants, but if you are going to remake Robocop, remake f'ing Robocop!
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7:28PM on 12/02/2010
How 'bout just no Robocop remake at all? If anything is touched by something like Criterion, a remake shouldn't even be brought into remote consideration.
How 'bout just no Robocop remake at all? If anything is touched by something like Criterion, a remake shouldn't even be brought into remote consideration.
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10:10PM on 12/02/2010
You're right.
You're right.
7:16PM on 12/02/2010
The more Aronofsky the better.
The more Aronofsky the better.
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6:29PM on 12/02/2010
As I said before Robocop would need a major reinvention to be accepted by general audiences. Toned down violence, newly designed costume, grandiose action scenes, less humor, etc. to where he'd be less Robocop and more a new character.
As I said before Robocop would need a major reinvention to be accepted by general audiences. Toned down violence, newly designed costume, grandiose action scenes, less humor, etc. to where he'd be less Robocop and more a new character.
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6:33PM on 12/02/2010
Thats why having someone like Aronofsky Direct is a good thing because thats not the kind of movie he'll make. In the hands of another Director it'd most likely end up as another IRON MAN clone. You know it's gonna be remade eventually anyway regardless if Aronofsky Directs it or not so I'd rather it be him than someone who just wants to make a PG-13 CGI spectacle with it.
Thats why having someone like Aronofsky Direct is a good thing because thats not the kind of movie he'll make. In the hands of another Director it'd most likely end up as another IRON MAN clone. You know it's gonna be remade eventually anyway regardless if Aronofsky Directs it or not so I'd rather it be him than someone who just wants to make a PG-13 CGI spectacle with it.
4:27AM on 12/03/2010
So why is you comment red? If Aranofsky will do it, he will do it right...
So why is you comment red? If Aranofsky will do it, he will do it right...
6:28PM on 12/02/2010

Are you still down for Aronofsky to remake ROBOCOP?

Does the Pope shit in a funny hat in the woods while riding a bear?
Does the Pope shit in a funny hat in the woods while riding a bear?
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6:42PM on 12/02/2010
How about RoboPope?! He hates sinners but he loves Santa Christ!
How about RoboPope?! He hates sinners but he loves Santa Christ!
6:44PM on 12/02/2010
Is Santa Christ the opposite of Satan Claws?
Is Santa Christ the opposite of Satan Claws?
6:27PM on 12/02/2010

WTF

I would almost think this is a joke. Robocop was a terrible movie. It is a dumb concept. The name, ROBOCOP is lame. I would hope that arronsky is above making this type of trash.

I would almost think this is a joke. Robocop was a terrible movie. It is a dumb concept. The name, ROBOCOP is lame. I would hope that arronsky is above making this type of trash.

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8:35PM on 12/02/2010
Wtf? WTF!
Wtf? WTF!
6:23PM on 12/02/2010
I'm still down but Machine Man actually sounds like Aranofsky's version of Robocop already. I wish they would pull a Superman Returns and just have it take place after part 2. R2 is grea but has one of the most cut off endings in film history, it literally cuts of Robocop mid sentence to end.
I'm still down but Machine Man actually sounds like Aranofsky's version of Robocop already. I wish they would pull a Superman Returns and just have it take place after part 2. R2 is grea but has one of the most cut off endings in film history, it literally cuts of Robocop mid sentence to end.
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6:19PM on 12/02/2010
I was SO EXCITED about this!! Until I remembered I am a girl that was four when RoboCop came out. I do like to giggle at the bad green screen and stop motion animation.
I was SO EXCITED about this!! Until I remembered I am a girl that was four when RoboCop came out. I do like to giggle at the bad green screen and stop motion animation.
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6:14PM on 12/02/2010
Honestly I wouldn't mind it, especially not in good hands. The original is still great but a more modern update couldn't hurt. As long as the script is good and Pete Weller gets a cameo. The dude is still a great actor. His episode of Fringe last year was my favorite of the season and his run on Dexter is fantastic. As for who should play Murphy? Not a clue. Hopefully not someone well known.
Honestly I wouldn't mind it, especially not in good hands. The original is still great but a more modern update couldn't hurt. As long as the script is good and Pete Weller gets a cameo. The dude is still a great actor. His episode of Fringe last year was my favorite of the season and his run on Dexter is fantastic. As for who should play Murphy? Not a clue. Hopefully not someone well known.
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