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Robocop reboot?

03.17.2008
A recent announcement about MGM's new honcho shuffle seems to have caused some kerfuffle -- because waaaaayyyy down at the bottom it mentions that the studio is developing, among other things, a remake of Paul Verhoeven's classic sci-fi satire ROBOCOP.

Given Hollywood's constant repackaging of the past, this really shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. Truth is, the idea of a revamped ROBOCOP has been kicked around for several years, but screenwriters wisely steered clear of such an undertaking. But now MGM is making another attempt at dismantling the extra-violent original and soldering it back together for a 21st century version of the heavy-steppin police weapon.

Yes, the original ROBOCOP is all but impossible to improve... but the property is also a recognizable brand that any business (such as Show) would exploit. And before your cries of blasphemy, bear in mind that the circuitry-filled crimefighter has already endured two inferior sequels, a syndicated TV show, a miniseries, cartoons, videogames, Japanese imitations, a theme park ride (!!) and countless comic books, including a TERMINATOR crossover and an adaptation of Frank Miller's unused ROBOCOP 2 screenplay. After so much cybernetic suffering, a clunky reboot isn't going to make Verhoeven's movie any less of a masterpiece.

For those who've somehow never seen it, ROBOCOP is set in a crime-ridden futuristic Detroit, where a mortally wounded law officer becomes part of a corporate experiment in which his remains are encased in a robotic suit and unleashed on the city's felons.
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Source: Variety

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11:03PM on 03/18/2008

We know how reboots turn out

Look at Batman Begins, and now the Dark Knight, damn reboots ruin everything. Geez guys, get over yourselves!
Look at Batman Begins, and now the Dark Knight, damn reboots ruin everything. Geez guys, get over yourselves!
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8:22PM on 03/18/2008

its almost time

Its almost time for a Lord of the Rings reboot. C'mon Hollywood, get your finger out of your A!! and get some original ideas going. I understand its all cyclical but man, give a movie a shelf life of 30 years before you remake it for the next generation.
Its almost time for a Lord of the Rings reboot. C'mon Hollywood, get your finger out of your A!! and get some original ideas going. I understand its all cyclical but man, give a movie a shelf life of 30 years before you remake it for the next generation.
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5:51PM on 03/18/2008

It could be okay

Honestly, I've been hoping for another half-decent Robocop film even since I saw the disappointing Robocop 2. Sadly, this series sank way, WAY lower after the second entry!
Honestly, I've been hoping for another half-decent Robocop film even since I saw the disappointing Robocop 2. Sadly, this series sank way, WAY lower after the second entry!
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10:49AM on 03/18/2008

BOOOOO!!!!!

Hollywood has gotten so lazy. Studio brass cant even wait 20 years to do remakes anymore. Isn't it time for a ID4 relaunch? I think it is.
Hollywood has gotten so lazy. Studio brass cant even wait 20 years to do remakes anymore. Isn't it time for a ID4 relaunch? I think it is.
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8:52AM on 03/18/2008

film is fashion

If he could still give us axioms, Nietschze would turn to us and say, "Creativity, like God, is dead."

Bah.

What, are they so bored and stuck that absolutely no original material occurs to them? Are they that afraid to put money into a film by some struggling screenwriter? Or maybe it is all a big statistical game--what made money then might make money now, so let's just fancy it up a bit!

Hell, fashion works that way, why shouldn't film, right? Right?



If he could still give us axioms, Nietschze would turn to us and say, "Creativity, like God, is dead."

Bah.

What, are they so bored and stuck that absolutely no original material occurs to them? Are they that afraid to put money into a film by some struggling screenwriter? Or maybe it is all a big statistical game--what made money then might make money now, so let's just fancy it up a bit!

Hell, fashion works that way, why shouldn't film, right? Right?



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8:36AM on 03/18/2008

Great Scott!

Can I place a bet on Ben Hur.1 ? or perhaps teh Black Hole.1? This is a really bad idea, the movie was fun to watch as it was different from the standard blockbusters; the sequals were lame & lamer....
Can I place a bet on Ben Hur.1 ? or perhaps teh Black Hole.1? This is a really bad idea, the movie was fun to watch as it was different from the standard blockbusters; the sequals were lame & lamer....
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8:21AM on 03/18/2008
Bob Morton made a mistake...now its time to erase that mistake...
Bob Morton made a mistake...now its time to erase that mistake...
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8:06AM on 03/18/2008

Just give me my fucking phone call

Can you fly, Bobby? I doubt they will find a better Clarence Boddicker than Kurtwood Smith.
Can you fly, Bobby? I doubt they will find a better Clarence Boddicker than Kurtwood Smith.
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5:52AM on 03/18/2008
*standing ovation*

That's great. That's just great.

Look out, CASABLANCA--you're ne-ext...

Sheesh, what a way to celebrate the end of the Writer's Strike. Bugh.
*standing ovation*

That's great. That's just great.

Look out, CASABLANCA--you're ne-ext...

Sheesh, what a way to celebrate the end of the Writer's Strike. Bugh.
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4:11AM on 03/18/2008

How much you bet....

they will Remake Starman?!!!
they will Remake Starman?!!!
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4:09AM on 03/18/2008

I KNEW IT!!!!!!

I knew this was going to happen, I knew they were going to remake Robo-Cop, I think I said it, either at the Day the Earth Stood Still remake post or Breakfest Club remake.

It shows you how Hollywood sucks in the 21st Century it will continue suck unless they get crative people running the Studios, example Pixar, there very crative when comes to film and animation.

(Is waiting for Up in Smoke Remake, Forbbiden Planet Remake, and Battle Beyond the Stars Remake announcement)
I knew this was going to happen, I knew they were going to remake Robo-Cop, I think I said it, either at the Day the Earth Stood Still remake post or Breakfest Club remake.

It shows you how Hollywood sucks in the 21st Century it will continue suck unless they get crative people running the Studios, example Pixar, there very crative when comes to film and animation.

(Is waiting for Up in Smoke Remake, Forbbiden Planet Remake, and Battle Beyond the Stars Remake announcement)
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2:21AM on 03/18/2008
let's be fair.....the robocop vs. terminator game on the GENESIS fucking rocked....better than the snes version which was slightly edited for gore. this reboot? fuck it.
let's be fair.....the robocop vs. terminator game on the GENESIS fucking rocked....better than the snes version which was slightly edited for gore. this reboot? fuck it.
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1:10AM on 03/18/2008
Why not just make a sequel? I can see a 21st Century robo being very little man and a lot Transformer.
Why not just make a sequel? I can see a 21st Century robo being very little man and a lot Transformer.
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12:28AM on 03/18/2008
I don't really understand the studio's fascination with "reboots" beyond the cash grab. Does this mean picking up where the last one left off (Robocop flying---*shudder*)? Or an actual remake? (Pointless)

That said, I thought the second one had some moments, but it's definitely inferior to Paul Verhoeven's original, which is definitely one of the best films of the 80's.
I don't really understand the studio's fascination with "reboots" beyond the cash grab. Does this mean picking up where the last one left off (Robocop flying---*shudder*)? Or an actual remake? (Pointless)

That said, I thought the second one had some moments, but it's definitely inferior to Paul Verhoeven's original, which is definitely one of the best films of the 80's.
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11:23PM on 03/17/2008

Why

Just take the original, make it look all new, and rerelease it in to the theaters for a new generation, whyyyyyyyy must it be remade.. .why...why oh why
Just take the original, make it look all new, and rerelease it in to the theaters for a new generation, whyyyyyyyy must it be remade.. .why...why oh why
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11:14PM on 03/17/2008
why would they want to go back and remake a classic when its pefect. thats like goin back and remaking baby got back YOU JUST CANT DO THAT SHIT.
why would they want to go back and remake a classic when its pefect. thats like goin back and remaking baby got back YOU JUST CANT DO THAT SHIT.
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10:56PM on 03/17/2008
Well...I'd buy that for a dollar.
Well...I'd buy that for a dollar.
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10:43PM on 03/17/2008
remember the days when they wanted to remake predator 1, hahahahahaha. now that was funny.
remember the days when they wanted to remake predator 1, hahahahahaha. now that was funny.
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10:18PM on 03/17/2008
At this day and age, it's pretty much useless to complain about another reboot. I'm all for a Robocop reboot, as long as they totally bring this sullied franchise back to glory, like what Batman Begins did to Batman, and what Casino Royale did to James Bond.
At this day and age, it's pretty much useless to complain about another reboot. I'm all for a Robocop reboot, as long as they totally bring this sullied franchise back to glory, like what Batman Begins did to Batman, and what Casino Royale did to James Bond.
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10:15PM on 03/17/2008
I am not even sure what they really could improve. Not to say Robocop is a perfect movie, but the story is very basic that it makes no sense to remake it.
I am not even sure what they really could improve. Not to say Robocop is a perfect movie, but the story is very basic that it makes no sense to remake it.
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10:09PM on 03/17/2008

No Pg-13

Just keep it rated R, please... I mean, seriously... Like, please?
Just keep it rated R, please... I mean, seriously... Like, please?
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9:56PM on 03/17/2008

I could deal with this....

...but ggfunk's comment.You actually found dialogue from XXX memorable? Okaayyy...
...but ggfunk's comment.You actually found dialogue from XXX memorable? Okaayyy...
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9:52PM on 03/17/2008

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Bitches Come - (from XXX).
Bitches Come - (from XXX).
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