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Is Official!! Aronofsky Attached To Direct ROBOCOP -- And We Now Know Who’s Scripting!!

I am – Hercules!!
“Road To Perdition”/“The Wolf Man” screenwriter David Self is scripting the new “RoboCop” adventure slated to be directed by Darren Aronofsky (“The Fountain”). According to The Hollywood Reporter, MGM hopes to buy that for somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million. The fourth chapter in the saga, due in 2010, is said to be set in Los Angeles 20 years subsequent to the suspension of the original RoboCop program in New Detroit. Will Self do a better job than Frank Miller ("Sin City," "The Spirit"), who co-scripted both "RoboCop 2" and "RoboCop 3"? Find all of The Hollywood Reporter’s story on the matter here.

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  • July 24, 2008, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Nooooo! What a waste for Aronofsky.

    by Calico Pete

  • July 24, 2008, 8:23 p.m. CST

    I have to admit

    by Gwai Lo

    That this sounds more exciting to me than The Fighter/The Wrestler

  • July 24, 2008, 8:23 p.m. CST

    He should remake Watchmen or something.

    by Calico Pete

  • July 24, 2008, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Great now I'll see Robocop with 1/800th the violence

    by Psalmolive

    And ten times the cocaine induced "break beat" cutting.

  • July 24, 2008, 8:26 p.m. CST

    We may be on to something here...

    by superzero

    This COULD be cool....now...I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the original ROBOCOP, and I agree with Moriarty's stance on the whole remake/reboot thing....BUT...ARNOFSKY could actually pull this one off. Give it an R and make it as violent and satirical as the first and I'm there.

  • July 24, 2008, 8:27 p.m. CST

    MURDER CITY

    by TiNSeLToWN TeRRoR

    KEEP IN DETROIT YOU A-HOLES!

  • July 24, 2008, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Childhood isn't over until Hollywood says it is...

    by Psalmolive

    ...by gang raping the film that scarred your impressionable youth with a hydrochloric acid enema.

  • July 24, 2008, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Part man. Part machine. All Existentialism.

    by georges garvaren

    Good luck, Darren. I'm hoping for one of the Wayne's Brothers to play RoboCop (or his cod piece).

  • July 24, 2008, 8:32 p.m. CST

    A sequel is acceptable

    by MisterE

    News of a sequel means that we've dodged the re-imagining bullet for now. This is good news.

  • July 24, 2008, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Feeling better that it's a sequel

    by wash

    And I hope the suits look at the Dark Knight $$$ and realize that it's ok to go dark. Just go all the way and make it R-Rated, ok?

  • July 24, 2008, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Can you fly, Bobby?

    by Project424

    They need to get Kurtwood Smith back in the saddle, again... The "I work for Dick Jones!" scene is my favorite from the 80s.

  • July 24, 2008, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Though this idea sounds horrible...

    by Wolfman Nards

    These guys are legit. It at least stands a chance... even if it's a small chance, a chance nonetheless.

  • July 24, 2008, 8:36 p.m. CST

    But the real question is -

    by Wolfman Nards

    Who should play Robo Cop? Shia Labouf? Johnny Depp? Shaquille O'Neal?

  • July 24, 2008, 8:37 p.m. CST

    still haven't seen robo 2 & 3 yet....

    by rben

    am i missing anything?

  • July 24, 2008, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Wolfman

    by Project424

    Peter Weller isn't dead... he's just on hiatus.

  • July 24, 2008, 8:38 p.m. CST

    I'd buy that for a dollar

    by Flim Springfield

  • July 24, 2008, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Hahaha

    by Wolfman Nards

    You mean Buckaroo Bonzai himself is still kicking it somewhere? There's no way they'll use him. It may as well me an origin story because they'll have to start with a whole new Robo Cop. Right?

  • July 24, 2008, 8:40 p.m. CST

    RBEN

    by Wolfman Nards

    No.

  • July 24, 2008, 8:42 p.m. CST

    It's good for Aronofsky

    by Aeghast

    ..although not as good as it could've been a Batman movie, heh

  • July 24, 2008, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Robocop? More like RoboCRAP!

    by Jubba

    Hah...anyway.

  • July 24, 2008, 8:45 p.m. CST

    It better not be a Robocop Begins or The OCP Knight

    by Psalmolive

    Robocop's appeal was it was hilarious and biting satire about corporate military America. It was at once funny, then turn on a dime and become horrifying. It was a perfect balance, that was served by the writing, and the talent that Verhoeven splattered all over this movie. The original Robocop is timeless, and no other movie can equal it. Darren Aronofsky is humorless and not nearly as intelligent as Verhoeven - that's why there is a high potential of suckage for this film.

  • July 24, 2008, 8:45 p.m. CST

    SO what does this mean for The Fighter?

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    though I guess it means the studio is happy with The Wrestler.

  • July 24, 2008, 8:46 p.m. CST

    2 is also quite hilarious

    by Wolfman Nards

    The futuristic and fictional street drug called "Nuke"? Oh man, if someone offered me something called Nuke I'd have to try it at least 25 or 30 times.

  • July 24, 2008, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Will Smith

    by Project424

    Does whatever he pleases, because he's Will Smith and can open even the shittiest films at el numero uno boxo! And, I ain't his biggest fan. Here's a question: why did Bruce Willis quit singing? He had talent.

  • July 24, 2008, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Jared Leto as Robocop

    by Psalmolive

    You'll see.

  • July 24, 2008, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Heath Ledger as ED-209

    by Psalmolive

    You'll see.

  • July 24, 2008, 8:57 p.m. CST

    The only good thing

    by dvdhound79

    is that we don't have to go through another established origin story.

  • July 24, 2008, 8:57 p.m. CST

    i hope he flippin doesn sell out....

    by Obscura

    he's easily my favourite director of recent years Pi, Requiem and Fountain are 3 of the greatest films ive ever seen.... i cant see "Robocop 4" standing up to those. He's got better and better with each film, and its hard to understand his thinking on this. maybe he just wants to geek out; maybe he is as interested to see what he comes up with as us.

  • July 24, 2008, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Waste of talent

    by SanityKaos

    One of the most brilliant directors around and he's doing Robocop?! What the hell is going on!?

  • July 24, 2008, 9:11 p.m. CST

    set in LA

    by kungfuhustler84

    just who the fuck thought that was a good idea? Detroit is a much cooler setting

  • July 24, 2008, 9:19 p.m. CST

    BITCHES LEAVE if you don't wanna see this

    by MaxCalifornia.

    I remember being about 13 in school when Robocop first came out (well, came out on VHS) and we'd all be walking round grabbing each other on the shoulder and saying in a 'robot' voice "CLARENCE BODDICKER! YOU ARE UNDER ARREST!". Ahem, I guess you had to be there. Still, this could be Genius.

  • July 24, 2008, 9:22 p.m. CST

    WeinerPenis

    by Violator90

    I hope your right. I hope this one brings back the griddy and violent essence of Robocop and takes up a whole new level, just like Chris Nolan did for Batman, though I am trying to keeping my doubts in check till more info is given. THE DARK KNIGHT Rules! Mutha fuckas!

  • July 24, 2008, 9:22 p.m. CST

    M-O-O-N. That spells bring back Peter Weller.

    by Tom Cullen

    I mean this takes place 20 years later, and it's been only a little more than 20 years since Weller first put on the suit, the man is still in fighting shape, his voice still rocks, and techniques have improved enough that it wouldn't be as much of a torture for him to wear a practical Robo suit these days. Plus it's not like he's done much lately anyway, so bring back Weller damn it! Otherwise I just don't care.<p>M-O-O-N. That spells prime directive.

  • July 24, 2008, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Very Interesting.

    by The Outlander

    This will be good for Aronofsky. If this is susessful he should be able to make any film he wants. With shyamalan making The last Airbender Hollywoood is actualy starting to take some risks that will hopfully pay off.

  • July 24, 2008, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Bring back Weller's Robocop.

    by Shan

    If they're going to all the trouble of putting this film in the same timeline, they should find some way to bring the original Robocop back into the story. Ideally Weller should play that part and it should have an important role but if they can't get Weller, at least someone who can make it clear it's meant to be Weller's Robocop.

  • July 24, 2008, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Can you really say Miller co-scripted 2 and 3?

    by INWOsuxRED

    Didn't he write one script, which he claims was butchered into part 2, and then a few remaining elements were somehow smashed into the sci-fi original that was Robocop 3? He spent like 10 years hating all things Hollywood after that.

  • July 24, 2008, 9:30 p.m. CST

    The first almost made me puke.

    by Redfive!

    of coarse I was 10 years old and seeing Murphy getting his hand blown off,shot up then shot in the head is something ill never forget...oh my childhood trama's,there wonderful.

  • July 24, 2008, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Peter Weller would be great

    by Gozu

    I mean, look at Ron Perlman. He's pushing 60 and he can still pull off Hellboy.

  • July 24, 2008, 9:35 p.m. CST

    I'd rather see Aronofsky direct a LOST episode

    by theredtoad

    It is his true calling. But I'll be keeping an eye on this project now, because Pi, Requiem, and Fountain all rocked.

  • July 24, 2008, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Tree-Cop. Robocop comes back as a tree.

    by Flim Springfield

  • July 24, 2008, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Bring back Weller or there will be...trouble.

    by BBSloth

    !

  • July 24, 2008, 9:53 p.m. CST

    ~~~~~Darren Aronofsky...have you met Ang Lee?~~~~~

    by The Marquis de Side 3

    he's another artist who tried to adapt another sci-fi/comic franchise... you should take notes. we still remember "The Fountain"...

  • July 24, 2008, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Well, At Least Its Not A Redux

    by LaserPants

    If they fucked up Verhoven's satirical masterpiece of ultra violent bliss, I would've pulled a coked out Clarence Boddeker and wasted all those motherfuckers. Also: no new age claptrap, please. Just keep to the social satire and ultra violence.

  • July 24, 2008, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Fuck Aronofsky

    by Speed Fricassee

    I liked The Fountain well enough.. but Requiem was unforgivable. Fuck Aronofsky.

  • July 24, 2008, 9:56 p.m. CST

    So Are You Watching G4 And Writing These Reports?

    by LaserPants

    I just got several text messages from my brother who is watching this on cable, and basically gave me the same news you did... only 30 minutes sooner.

  • July 24, 2008, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Aronofsky Does Suck Ass

    by LaserPants

    And the Fountain was one of the most hilariously awful and pretentious movies I have ever seen in my entire life, but somehow I feel like he could do this... IF someone is watching his ass every waking second and making sure he doesn't crawl up his own ass on some maudlin new age bullshit fantasee. Even though Requiem was a histrionic, garish, overwrought mess, that whole last 20 minutes with the Kronos Quartet and the madness and the amuptations and ass-to-asseses was pretty good. <br><br> You know he cries himself to sleep every night wishing he was Christopher Nolan though. Every damn night? Every damn night.

  • July 24, 2008, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Cain's bugging me.....

    by Campion

    So is this Robocop 4. 3 was a total piece of crap, 2 was o.k. Let's not mention the TV series. I have to go. Somewhere there is a crime happening.

  • July 24, 2008, 10:01 p.m. CST

    "but Requiem was unforgivable"

    by smackfu

    Requiem was a masterpiece, and that's a fact, you can look it up in a science book.

  • July 24, 2008, 10:06 p.m. CST

    PG-13

    by Jiggah

    When the suits announce that it'll be rated PG-13, blowback will be hard. Thanks for cheapening my childhood. I would imagine that Peter Weller is over Robocop. At least, that's what it sounds like when he does interviews. Though I can see him comeback as Alex Murphy. You gotta imagine that 20 years is a long time for technology advances. Which begs another question, will Robocop be bulky and clanky even after 20 years? Even if that's what people want to see, what kind of justification would have to be made that a lighter tougher Robocop would be in production.

  • July 24, 2008, 10:08 p.m. CST

    NEW AND IMPROVED Robocop

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    State of the art bang bang!

  • July 24, 2008, 10:15 p.m. CST

    I know I'm in the minority...

    by Dr Gregory House

    ...but I don't care. I LOVED Robocop 2. 3 DID suck balls.

  • July 24, 2008, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Dig Up Peter Weller and Stick Him In the Suit!

    by Bald Evil

    Oh. He's not dead? Well, then drag him out of his house, he could use another starring role. It could be his 'Pulp Fiction' style comeback!

  • July 24, 2008, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Robocop 2 is a camp classic.

    by TylerDurden3395

    I love the press conference scene where all the reporters are at the bottom of the stairs and the wheelchair bound reporter is all the way at the top. Besides, it had a better robot vs. robot battle than Iron Man...

  • July 24, 2008, 10:26 p.m. CST

    by Clarence Boddicker

  • July 24, 2008, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Darren! Darren! Darren!

    by Clarence Boddicker

    The Tigers play tooooonight! ...and I NEVER miss a game.

  • July 24, 2008, 10:41 p.m. CST

    "A rolling stone is worth two in the bush.

    by Wooksie

  • July 24, 2008, 10:42 p.m. CST

    "Bad language makes for bad feelings."

    by Wooksie

  • July 24, 2008, 10:43 p.m. CST

    It couldn't be worse than ROBOCOP 3

    by The Guy Who Slept Through Everything.

    Right?

  • July 24, 2008, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Wow

    by Bobo_Vision

    I guess this pretty much ends the notion of his Noah's Ark project, or postpones it indefinitely.

  • July 24, 2008, 10:52 p.m. CST

    i'm taking a class from the screenwriter of Robocop

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    starting in 2 weeks.

  • July 24, 2008, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Sarah Goldfarb for Robocop

    by Annie The Pod Racer

    She finally gets on TV. Juice!Juice!Juice!Juice!Juice!Juice!Juice!Juice!Juice!Juice!Juice!Juice!Juice!Juice!Juice!Juice!Juice!Juice!Juice!Juice!

  • July 24, 2008, 11:09 p.m. CST

    "Bitches, leave."

    by LaserPants

    Again, one of the greatest lines of dialogue in the history of film itself

  • July 24, 2008, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Do You Think Aronofsky Hates Nolan?

    by LaserPants

    You know, for taking the Batman thing from him and making two amazing films, one of which is breaking records at the box office? Oh yeah, he hates him. It would be awesome if Nolan banged Rachel Weisz too and filmed it and posted it on the internets. You know Weisz is totally our the door if Darren doesn't start making some money soon.

  • July 24, 2008, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Robocop?

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    More like Robo-Dumbass!

  • July 24, 2008, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Christian Bale...

    by REDD

    he's capable of getting down to Peter Weller-like weight, to fit into the suit. Oh, and Megan Fox has is hot partner. "I'd but that for a dollar!"

  • July 24, 2008, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Oops...

    by REDD

    ..AS his hot partner..

  • July 24, 2008, 11:37 p.m. CST

    This is a bad idea. Nuff said!

    by The Eskimo

  • July 24, 2008, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Maybe they'll do it all Paul Bunyan style, then.

    by mr_macphisto

    Have Weller return as the "old" RoboCop just as they introduce a "new and improved" RoboCop who can cut down 20 times as many trees in half the time!...or something.

  • July 24, 2008, 11:56 p.m. CST

    sold!

    by JudasCow

    This has a lot of potential, especially with Aronofsky at the helm. Officially excited.

  • July 25, 2008, 12:48 a.m. CST

    There's something about non-Weller Robocop's...

    by Darth_Inedible

    That's just beyond ridiculous. Weller was just so iconic in that outfit that putting anyone else in there demolishes the whole premise. Check out Robo 3 for an example. Aronofsky might get away with this if it's a truly different take on the character but will they have the courage to do this?

  • July 25, 2008, 12:57 a.m. CST

    yeh Bale would have made a good Robocop..

    by quantize

    ..he looks fuckin goofy in the Bat suit...sorry folks, he just does and you know it.

  • July 25, 2008, 12:59 a.m. CST

    pff Miller is vastly over-rated as a movie scripter

    by flipster

    he's a little adolescent with female rescue fantasies...quite pathetic actually 0 I hewy I loved the Dark Knight series of books but he doesn;t translate at all to film. I know, it's probably just me but R2 R3 were pretty bad with 3 being an out and out piece of shite.

  • July 25, 2008, 1:03 a.m. CST

    Aronofsky sucks!? What!?

    by SanityKaos

    Oh "Requiem For A Dream sucks"! Try watching the old RoboCop movies and see how silly they are now! It's ridiculous that a director of this great level is doing something like RoboCop! This is a fraking joke!!!

  • July 25, 2008, 1:07 a.m. CST

    No Country for Old Robocops

    by FatherMcGruderKicksAssForTheLord

    Weller narrates. <p> Actually, I could see this being really badass, potentially. Revisit the semi-mocking, semi-straight-faced, ultraviolent tone of the original. <p> Aronofsky may seem an odd choice initially, but looking at Verhoeven's filmography in reverse, who could imagine him nailing the first one?

  • July 25, 2008, 1:12 a.m. CST

    UN!!!

    by SanityKaos

    Aronofsky doing RoboCop is like Lynch doing Scooby Doo (And I hate Scooby Doo!)

  • July 25, 2008, 1:19 a.m. CST

    Miller didn't script R2&3 - just a treatment,mostly unused

    by SpencerTrilby

    and isn't David Self the guy who wrote this Jan deBont's haunted mansion CGI extravaganza with Zeta Jones and Neeson? Doesn't it negate all his Road to perdition cred? I'm just asking.

  • July 25, 2008, 1:35 a.m. CST

    Hey remember

    by Series7

    When we all said that Nolan won't make a good Batman movie? You know Nolan nailing the Batman movies probably had a lot with the thinking of Mr. Rachel Weisz rebooting a franchise. I would but him in the same category as Nolan. Ok P.T. Anderson? When are you going to start your franchise? You've proven yourself twice as capable as Nolan and Aronofsky <P> Ohhh and Robocop one if fucking perfect. Better movie then TDK. "Bitches Leave" vs "Why so serious".

  • July 25, 2008, 1:41 a.m. CST

    drturing

    by Varakor

    Finally I'm not the only one who fucking loves robocop 2. I mean one kicked ass but two was a lot of fun. anything and everything the came after part two was ass up to and including the tv series (he hardly ever used his gun? WTF!!) and those made for TV movies. (another Robocop that LOOKS like Robocop but he's a black guy.... nice!). This new Robo should be the sequel to part two and forget part 3.... PLEASE!!

  • July 25, 2008, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Doug Jones

    by Series7

    For Robocop?

  • July 25, 2008, 2:02 a.m. CST

    "Bitches lea..." whu?

    by Mistahtibbs

    <p>Damn, MaxCalifornia & LaserPants beat me to it.</p> <p>damn</p>

  • July 25, 2008, 2:21 a.m. CST

    Dead or Alive

    by xX_BlackThorne_Xx

    I'll see this flick at the drive-in... in my 6000 SUX!

  • July 25, 2008, 2:24 a.m. CST

    Steven Seagal as Robo!!

    by Ecto-1

    Just kidding :) This guy who's writing it, is he the guy who was brough in to turn the Wolfman script from something cool into something crap? Also, Road To Perdition is a HUGELY overrated film. I've only watched Requiem For Dream and it's one of only two movies that I've ever walked out of. Frank Miller put all his Robocop ideas into a comic which you can now buy as a graphic novel. So we can at least now get to read his take on the character with out the Studio pissing about with it. I'm not holding out any hope for this new Robo movie though. The original will always be a classic. I doubt they can top that.

  • July 25, 2008, 2:44 a.m. CST

    Present Day Detroit is worse than Old Detroit

    by S.Lowrey

    Seriously. Has anyone been to Detroit lately? Jesus... They might as well shoot guerrilla-style on this one, the place is just shitty. Oh yeah, and Kwame Kilpatrick can play the baddy!

  • July 25, 2008, 2:56 a.m. CST

    IGNORE R2 and R3. Pretend they didn't happen.

    by V'Shael

    It's the only way!

  • July 25, 2008, 3:29 a.m. CST

    Nobody could make a worse movie than Robocop 3

    by newc0253

    It's statistically impossible, there's a mathmatical proof to show it and everything.

  • July 25, 2008, 3:38 a.m. CST

    Amazing!!!

    by AngryTex

    A new movie that's in continuity? No Remake or reimagining? What's the world coming to? Ah well at least I still have Michael bay's 'Exorcist' remake to look forward to!!!

  • July 25, 2008, 3:48 a.m. CST

    Robocop 2 is deadly!

    by zapano

    Irvin Kershner directed it, who directed Empire. I'm not yet convinced by Darren Aronofsky. There only two films I rented out, which I had stop watching right in the middle cause they were so bad. One was the piano, the other was requiem for a dream.

  • July 25, 2008, 3:53 a.m. CST

    Great. Now we get ROBOCOP with zero violence and...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    ...friggin' shaky cam images, complete with MTV-like quick cuts.<p>Great. If you would excuse me, I gotta go cry in my basement...

  • July 25, 2008, 4:26 a.m. CST

    The hell?

    by UMAGA

    Since when did DA direct like Michael Bay?

  • July 25, 2008, 4:30 a.m. CST

    a robot police officer is cool if there is no violence then too

    by ironic_name

    losers.

  • July 25, 2008, 4:41 a.m. CST

    robocop 2&3

    by benizdead

    don't blame Miller for those two stillboen travesties. They were both originally supposed to be one movie with the relocation and new robocop model threads running together. Dark Horse did a comic adaption of the Miller script a few years ago. Look it up.

  • July 25, 2008, 4:58 a.m. CST

    Damn You Michael Bay

    by MCMLXXVI

    Damn You Michael Bay

  • July 25, 2008, 5:29 a.m. CST

    Robocop 2 Is Campy / Silly / Funny, Sure, But...

    by LaserPants

    it doesn't hold a candle to the satirical awesomeness of ROBOCOP. I won't dismiss this out of hand (cause only internets retards do that), but I'm skeptical. Highly skeptical. At least its not a reboot.

  • July 25, 2008, 6:48 a.m. CST

    I Was 15 When I Saw This In The Theatre

    by LaserPants

    I was OBSESSED with this movie. It was one of the most violent, disturbing, and hilarious things I'd ever seen. I must have saw it in the theatre at least 10 times that summer. Ah the good old days!

  • July 25, 2008, 6:51 a.m. CST

    That Is, ROBOCOP, Of Course

    by LaserPants

    The original. I liked ROBOCOP 2 when it came out but I knew it was a pale shadow of the original awesome. And Part 3? We shant speak of it.

  • July 25, 2008, 7:46 a.m. CST

    Laserpants

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Yeah, I think I was 16 when I saw it at the show. I didn't obsess over it--but I really liked it. New level of violence and crass humor, it was definitely right up my alley.

  • July 25, 2008, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Rachel Weisz as Lewis' Daughter

    by Stuntcock Mike

    That shit'll work.

  • July 25, 2008, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Bitches leave!

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Dead or alive, I'm going to come

  • July 25, 2008, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Aronofsky should do 1984.

    by Knuckleduster

    Anyhoo, I support him in anything he does. Can't wait to see him take on a big budget "mainstream" movie, especially if it allows him to later take on more personal projects. Good luck, Darren.

  • July 25, 2008, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Jack Colby

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Crystal Skull illustrates why your argument fails.

  • July 25, 2008, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Screw Los Angeles

    by Abominable Snowcone

    enough stuff is already set there. Keep it in Detroit. How many times do we have to see LA and NY in the movies? There are enough great major and pseudo-major metropolitan cities in between to serve as locations for any kinda story

  • July 25, 2008, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Tyler Durden

    by Abominable Snowcone

    that's exactly what I thought--Iron Man vs. Monger fight was a total rip of Robo vs. Caine. I'm sure it wasn't intentional, but it was unavoidable to avoid that "look" and feel

  • July 25, 2008, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Ooh, it will be dark, grim and gritty.

    by Stalin vs Predator

    The teenage children are already excited with that. Get ready for a flurry of "OMG, no humor!11! it needz 2B dark, OMG!11!!" <p> <p> By the way, for Neumeier's latest comments on corporations, capitalism and militarism, catch "Starship Troopers: Marauder", a surprisingly decent DTV movie made recently. (Yes, Heimlein's suits *are* in it)

  • July 25, 2008, 8:45 a.m. CST

    robocop 2.0 or robocop reboot

    by palewook

    either title will make me pull my eyes out.

  • July 25, 2008, 8:54 a.m. CST

    ROBOCOP can still be something special.

    by JDanielP

    All you need are the right pieces of the puzzle. And this could be it.

  • July 25, 2008, 8:57 a.m. CST

    HOLY SHIT!!!

    by HoboCode

    You mean I have to actually see this now???

  • July 25, 2008, 9:30 a.m. CST

    For the love of dog, dont redesign ROBOCOP

    by Seth Brundle

    that poster which was shown a while ago (the gay robocop one) already scares me, please dont fuck up this one

  • July 25, 2008, 9:58 a.m. CST

    No Basil Poledouris score

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    =no sale.

  • July 25, 2008, 10:34 a.m. CST

    They'll Millerize it, that is, make it dirty and disgusting.

    by Arthur King and his Britons

    Frank Miller is a hateful disgusting little creature who wants to soil everything he touches. EVERYTHING is dirty, corrupt, ugly and evil in whatever he writes. When he takes over any property, he immediately does the same to it. Every good person is turned into a snake, every decent human has some hidden agenda, everything is nasty and dirty and evil. The only good characters in his "creations" are slack-jawed, blue-eyed, blonde-haired Aryan boys (they may also have black beards or be or bald but they're always the same basic model, the Hitler's Youth approved sort) Thank God for Irvin Kerschner's touch that saved Robocop 2 from being a Miller movie (that is, having all the look, feel and enjoyment of a used condom in a filthy alley after a storm) There is a crowd of really unpleasant and sad people who love Miller's fascism and filth and who would love nothing better than to see him adapt Disney's Toons (with Donald cutting Mickey's throat, then raping My Little Pony and cutting every Teletubby's belly open) and make the kids cry and run away in terror. Hey, it's just like Miller's ideas. Maybe he's already tried submitting something like that to Disney? His fanatics would definitely love it. Keep Miller's ideas away from existing franchises. Let him create his own filthy worlds in which Aryan angels slaughter every dirty Untermensch they see.

  • July 25, 2008, 10:36 a.m. CST

    What will he look like?

    by WickedJester

    Have we heard if they're changing his design? Why the move to LA? Are we getting a surf-ready Robo?

  • July 25, 2008, 10:54 a.m. CST

    NO CHRISTIAN BALE.

    by NiceGuyEddie19

    Sorry, just... No. Bring back Peter Weller or come up with some VERY inspired choice. Don't just go for the bankable star. Make this actually good.

  • July 25, 2008, 11:06 a.m. CST

    how does one

    by SpawnofAchilles

    look goofy in the batsuit when it is badass high tech black armor and only the lower third of his face is visible???? how does that work? He looked fine

  • July 25, 2008, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Christian Bale As ROBOCOP!

    by LaserPants

    Dude, cmon, you know its gonna happen. He's the goto guy for everything now. He's perfect for everything. Don't hate muthafukkah!!!

  • July 25, 2008, 12:07 p.m. CST

    the batman begins suit

    by two fathoms deep

    in the dark knight does look a little goofy to me in those 2 scenes he has in it. there's just something weird about it. i think it looks a little different, or he's in bright lighting or something. i don't know. the new suit looks great, though.

  • July 25, 2008, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Call me crazy but I don't get the Robocop luv...

    by Darth Macchio

    ...sure there are some purely kick ass scenes in the movie and I get the whole 'satirical' thing but outside of the scenes where Robo goes and kicks everyone's ass and of course any scene with Red (Kurtwood Smith) is sheer ass kickery as well...the movie is kinda grating. I hate Ronnie Cox as a bad guy...he's so far over the top that its distracting (Total Recall anyone?). I get that this isn't a "conventional" movie and thus everything is somewhat 'caricatured' and exaggerated but it just didn't click with me like it obviously has with most on these TB's.

  • July 25, 2008, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Robocop III fell victim to marketing fads of the time

    by NiceGuyEddie19

    And the absence of Peter Weller. The bullshit themes that were added in were all to grab kid viewers.

  • July 25, 2008, 1:33 p.m. CST

    FUCK THIS WILL BE AWESOME!

    by Proman1984

    THIS MOVIE WILL RULE!

  • July 25, 2008, 2:24 p.m. CST

    robocop looks dumb

    by ironic_name

    redesign the suit.

  • July 25, 2008, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Okay, You're Crazy

    by LaserPants

    Are you happy now? ARE YOU HAPPY NOW?!?!

  • July 25, 2008, 4:34 p.m. CST

    This has a fighting change of being great IF...

    by Ravetin

    ... they do something along the lines of Neumier/Miner's original idea for Robocop 2, and just from that one sentence description it sounds like they are. Supposedly Robocop 2 was supposed to start out with Robo being blown to scrap, then stashed somewhere for decades until he's reactivated in a time where OCP and its subsidiaries pretty much own the US.

  • July 25, 2008, 5:13 p.m. CST

    I put my faith in Aranofsky

    by WolfmanNards

    but if this thing is gonna be PG13, I may puke out of my dick.

  • July 25, 2008, 5:28 p.m. CST

    jeeez

    by 1st and only

    if they really really have to make this movie i think aronofsky is a good choice. I hope it erases the foul memory of robocop 3.

  • July 25, 2008, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Where's my Judge Dredd Reboot?

    by pokadoo

    Verhoven, Cameron, Scott, Ferera, Nolan, Aranofsky, Singer, Jackson, Rami, Kelly, Rodriguez, Snyder, Whoever directed Demolition Man, make this happen!

  • July 25, 2008, 9:46 p.m. CST

    RC3 left a REALLY BAD TASTE

    by halberd

    in my mouth. And a bit of soreness on the eyes. We need a respectable sequel/finish to the RC franchise. Interested in Aronofsky's vision here.

  • July 25, 2008, 10:12 p.m. CST

    While they're at it

    by Teddy Artery

    they can remake Step Brothers.

  • July 25, 2008, 11:04 p.m. CST

    THAT IS JUST LIKE REMAKING TERMINATOR 2

    by Illuminate

    Paul Verhoeven is right up there with other Director legends like James Cameron. Nobody can Direct action better than Verhoeven. But, I am still being optimistic... I don't know about this remake since I just saw Robocop the other day and besides the clothes it is not that dated. If they remake Robocop than he just can't be a guy walking around in a tin suite like Frankenstein anymore. He better be upgraded otherwise people will be saying, "Robocop can't do shit. I am going to go rent Iron-Man." Also, I saw the Fountain and that movie was a boring as shit. I am not hard to please. But, that movie lacked cool action and cool fantasy. It had some dumb Fellini bullshit.