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Darren Aronofsky is still on ROBOCOP

Published at: June 24, 2009, 5 a.m. CST by headgeek

Hey folks, Harry here - Late yesterday, we began to see rumors that were circulating that Darren Aronofsky may have abandoned his remake project of ROBOCOP. So I put the question to Darren, and promptly got a response from him saying simply, "No, Still on it." - he also stated that he'd let me know as things progressed, but there were no new details at this time. So consider the rumor nipped in the bud. I've never been sure what to think of this project, in my soul, I feel a remake of ROBOCOP is a terrible and horrible thing. But anything being done by Darren Aronofsky makes me curious and hopeful. And I know that it simply won't be anything like what we remember of Verhoeven's wonderful original, but will most likely be something entirely different. I think.

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  • June 24, 2009, 5:03 a.m. CST

    First

    by CheesyChips

  • June 24, 2009, 5:03 a.m. CST

    Whoop

    by TiNSeLToWN TeRRoR

  • June 24, 2009, 5:04 a.m. CST

    And on that note...

    by CheesyChips

    I feel a remake of Robocop is a pointless waste of time and effort! The original is a classic, but hey ho everything seems to be getting remade these days so why not?

  • June 24, 2009, 5:08 a.m. CST

    Leads to the question...

    by SminkyPinky

    ...why did he deny it when asked, on camera, at the Edinburgh Film Festival?

  • June 24, 2009, 5:10 a.m. CST

    Dead or alive ...

    by Denty420

    ... let the fucking franchise rest in peace, please.

  • June 24, 2009, 5:12 a.m. CST

    i'll not buy that for a dollar

    by Castiel

    seriously? remake? bullshit. pass.

  • June 24, 2009, 5:14 a.m. CST

    Please dont fucking call it Robocop! RCINO

    by quantize

    really...fine, Aranofsky do your dark take bullshit whatever, i'm sure it will be cool, but rather than deliver some studio franchise happy shit...let it stand on its own.

  • June 24, 2009, 5:18 a.m. CST

    I will buy that for a dollar.

    by growltiger

    I wonder if that line will make the cut?

  • June 24, 2009, 5:18 a.m. CST

    Please no "Show My Breasts for Attention Girl" this weekend!

    by NeilF

  • June 24, 2009, 5:21 a.m. CST

    I never got that

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    Why would you want a remake to feel exactly like the original? <p> It's always eluded me. Like the people who got angry that Zombie made changes in Halloween. Yes, the film was terrible, but the best parts were the original parts he added. When he aped the original it turned terrible.

  • June 24, 2009, 5:24 a.m. CST

    it probably had to do with the snidey way

    by Mysterious_Volvo

    that the kid asked the question. fuckin scotch bastard.

  • June 24, 2009, 5:31 a.m. CST

    Verhoven needs to get back to sci-fi

    by David Cloverfield

    Robocop - Starship Troopers - Total Recall. I like them more than Alien, Terminator, Predator, any franchise really. (Especially TR). He really should do something batshit insane about the last decade.

  • June 24, 2009, 5:37 a.m. CST

    I'm on the fence with this one.

    by TinSpider

    I was a massive fan of robocop back in the lates 80's. I saw that film dozens of times in the cinema. It was fucking great. I recently watched it, and though it's still a great film, it felt dated.. Especially the ED-209 stop motion effects. I'd like to see an updated version although I would prefer them just to redo the effects work in the original, but I expect this will be the next best thing.

  • June 24, 2009, 5:44 a.m. CST

    It would have to keep the hard satire of Verhoven's vision..

    by wowsah156

    Robocop was a vicious satire in the vein of the orignal britsh Judge Dredd comics and variations on Orwell's 1984. If anything they should get Dredd's creators Pat Mills and John Wagner to do a hard vicious script. Imagine the Seattle riots are a daily occurrence across all the cities.

  • June 24, 2009, 5:51 a.m. CST

    Oh and a final thing, No CGI...

    by wowsah156

    Learn from Lucas's and Bay's mistakes. Minimum CGI and get Mr Winston's boys to graft out a new armour suit.

  • June 24, 2009, 5:57 a.m. CST

    He's in a worse spot than Rob Zombie

    by Spandau Belly

    Aronofsky remaking Robocop puts him in an even worse position than Rob Zombie was in when he took on remaking Halloween. No matter what he does people are going to hate him for it.

  • June 24, 2009, 6:01 a.m. CST

    Good luck, D.A., but Robocop never was a "franchise"

    by jsarnold513

    Verhoven did a wonderful dark self contained satire that is STILL relevant today (or at least, it was during the Bush years). I guess the studio was thinking they had a Mad Max or Terminator on their hands, but the sequels and spin offs just cheapened it and pissed all over what the film was saying. That said, the second had a cool premise with a lame plot, and I imagine the possibility of "re-imagined" Robocop in Aronofsky's very capable hands might turn out to be the rare remake that's worthy of its name. That's the problem with remakes: even if they're an ok film in their own right (like some of the Platinum Dunes remakes) the "franchise" name they carry sets up a tough act to follow. That's not the film's fault. Personally, I'd love to see Aronovsky's take on a social sickness that leads a company to get an employee killed just to harvest him as raw material for a "product," as well as on the psychology of that "product" straining to connect with what it was like to be human. Lots of fertile ground there for any director to explore. I could even see Mickey Rourke being brought back as Robocop himself.

  • June 24, 2009, 6:01 a.m. CST

    Rocopbot was a shit script made great by Verhoeven

    by theplant

    If you take the mad dutch out of the equation, all you get left is crap, Z level scriptwriting and concept, borrowed of Judge Dredd and Dirty Harry. No interest in this sequel will ever be.

  • June 24, 2009, 6:02 a.m. CST

    Hmmm

    by WT

    I love Robocop, and it's nailed on the Making Of won't be as fun as Verhoven's ("I thought the script was rubbish, I threw it on the floor") As for it being dated- the clothing in Back To The Future is "dated", some of the soundtrack of Ghostbusters is v.dated. For me, stopmotion has a certain charm to it that dated CGI (Mummy Returns, I'm trying not to look at you) doesn't have. Add to that the kind of sharp satire and black comedy you don't see in many blockbusters these days.

  • June 24, 2009, 6:10 a.m. CST

    "Bitches leave."

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    One of the best lines EVER in a movie.

  • June 24, 2009, 6:18 a.m. CST

    cool, I think he will make a good movie.

    by ironic_name

  • June 24, 2009, 6:22 a.m. CST

    theplant - this is for you

    by barnaby jones

    Stopmotion has charm for you because you saw it as a kid and it captured your imagination, much like JP did when i was kid, that doesn't mean that nobboy should progress the tech just because you have fond childhood memories of something. You can't compare Robocop to The Mummy returns either, there were effects in TMR that were total shit at the time of its release for christs sake.Whereas Robocop was pushing the boundries. Just my two cents.

  • June 24, 2009, 6:22 a.m. CST

    Mysterious Volvo

    by SminkyPinky

    I see. However, do not refer to us as "Scotch", bastards or not. We are Scots, you willfully ignorant fanboy fuckwit.

  • June 24, 2009, 6:23 a.m. CST

    Hahahah that should say nobody not nobboy !!

    by barnaby jones

  • June 24, 2009, 6:26 a.m. CST

    Favorite lines in movies - Total Recall

    by barnaby jones

    Just after Arnold puts a bullet in on screen wife Sharon Stone's head, he offers - 'Consider dat a divorce'

  • June 24, 2009, 6:27 a.m. CST

    oh what the hell, fried chicken

    by The Amazing G

  • June 24, 2009, 6:30 a.m. CST

    True

    by WT

    But then we could also find new, original characters to suit a new medium, rather than capitalising/pooping on said memory.

  • June 24, 2009, 6:31 a.m. CST

    damn you ZOMBIEHEATH

    by Six Demon Bag

    i wanted to say that...<P>can you fly bobby?

  • June 24, 2009, 6:32 a.m. CST

    100% agree

    by barnaby jones

  • June 24, 2009, 6:41 a.m. CST

    ENTIRELY DIFFERENT

    by Gunslinger1919

    Ummmmmm....so why call it ROBOCOP you stupid fucks? --G

  • June 24, 2009, 6:47 a.m. CST

    Bitches, Leave

    by TheBloop

    Keep that line in the remake and I am on board.

  • June 24, 2009, 6:56 a.m. CST

    you can't remake Verhoeven

    by Mr Gorilla

    his flavour is so strong - it's just not possible to remake him, it will only seem watered down. This stands for all his US films apart from HOLLOW MAN which he was severely hampered on and recognises was not good.

  • June 24, 2009, 6:59 a.m. CST

    I'm actually looking forward to this

    by m_reporter

    Remakes aren't bad if done right, and I have faith in Aronofsky as a filmmaker. Most of the whining here seems to be of the "boo-hoo remakes suck" kind instead of "boo-hoo they're remaking a classic".<p> Well that classic was manhandled by it's sequels more than a remake could ever harm it.

  • June 24, 2009, 7:01 a.m. CST

    if it bleeds we can kill it

    by TheExterminator

    oh wait

  • June 24, 2009, 7:02 a.m. CST

    Mr. Gorilla

    by m_reporter

    I agree about Verhoeven, but I'm sure they won't try to remake it 1 for 1. What's the point of that?<p> I'm sure that Aronofsky will try to do something new with the Robocop property.

  • June 24, 2009, 7:07 a.m. CST

    Eli Roth should remake Showgirls with Lindsay Lohan

    by Spandau Belly

    That would be my new favorite movie.

  • June 24, 2009, 7:39 a.m. CST

    A remake I'm actually excited about.

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • June 24, 2009, 7:40 a.m. CST

    My 5-year-old nephew loves the 1st Robocop

    by American Mythos

    ... just like me. Is it wrong for a small child to be exposed to that level of violence, and to go around saying "Dead or alive, you're coming with me"? I don't think so.

  • June 24, 2009, 7:46 a.m. CST

    The new Robocop

    by SunTzu77

    will feature a bald Hugh Jackman... in a bubble in space... eating pieces of bark of a tree... while wielding a Desert Eagle. It's gonna be great!!!!! not.

  • June 24, 2009, 7:46 a.m. CST

    This NEEDS to be at least R. Or better: NC-17.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Otherwise, this project is doomed.<p>dooooooooooomed

  • June 24, 2009, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Btw, has anyone even seen the third RoboCop flick?

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    The one directed by Fred Dekker that got shelved for two years due to Orion's downfall?<p>I ask because back then I was THE ONLY person in the theatre.

  • June 24, 2009, 8:11 a.m. CST

    The Fountain was so beautiful...

    by FleshMachine

    and so under-rated.

  • June 24, 2009, 8:14 a.m. CST

    RoboCop Vs Terminator

    by MANNZILLA

    Now that the Terminator franchise is a joke, and the robocop franchise became a joke after number 3, they might as well try and do a decent vs flick. Paul WS Anderson, stay away.

  • June 24, 2009, 8:17 a.m. CST

    I agree on whoever said

    by Mr. Graboid

    that Robocop isn't a franchise. Sure there's three movies already. And a tv-series. But they are all crap compared to the original. I like the origin story. On how Murphy's demise leads to Robocop etc... His memories and thoughts. All that stuff. Im not really interested in Robocop hanging around the block shooting up drug dealers. I mean all the stuff in Robocop serves the story... And while there's more than enough meat to that single movie, they clearly couldnt erhm feed 3 movies...

  • June 24, 2009, 8:24 a.m. CST

    BITCHES LEAVE!!!!

    by redfist

    I concur...greatest movie line <P> EVVVVEEEEEERRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!

  • June 24, 2009, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Att Motoko Kusanagi

    by Mr. Graboid

    You mean the one with Robo on a wire? The little annoying girl. Robo to the rescue! Robo-the hobo helper. The ninja robos. Three ninja robos! Movies this bad are actually hard to come by. Especially because it isnt funny at all. Then at least there would be some amusement associated with it. It's kinda tragic actually.

  • June 24, 2009, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Oh favourite robo/clarence quote

    by Mr. Graboid

    Give the man a hand!!

  • June 24, 2009, 8:34 a.m. CST

    " First I want a recount"

    by classyfredblassy

    "Then I want a big car that gets shitty gas mileage " Lots of gems in the first Robocop.

  • June 24, 2009, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Clarence Quote

    by Gunslinger1919

    Guns, guns, guns....what'll it be? The Tigers are playing....TO - NIGHT!

  • June 24, 2009, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Furthermore re stop motion

    by WT

    I happen to like it as a medium in general esp stylised like Coraline (I know, totally different thing.) I'm not having a go at Aronofsky (The Wrestler is a brilliant film), but it just seems ill-advised to me. I think Bryan Singer's an excellent director, but I didn't enjoy his feature length fanfic.

  • June 24, 2009, 8:41 a.m. CST

    I love 80s movies about the future

    by Aquatarkusman

    Robocop's no 2001 when it comes to showing future technology, but it actually did a pretty good job with the gadgets, and even better with our continuing slide into rank stupidity and bankruptcy.

  • June 24, 2009, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Yes, American Mythos, it is

    by slone13

    Why would you ask the question in the first place if you didn't think there was anything wrong with it?

  • June 24, 2009, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Everything that was wrong with

    by Ruddy Heck

    Quantum of Solace will go wrong with this. A case of a director trying to elevate material that doesn't need elevation and consequently putting bugger-all thought into the action - which needs the attention. Give it to a great action or cheese man. Tarantino could really hone in on the inherent trash in the property.

  • June 24, 2009, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Action Cheese Man!

    by WT

    Sorry Ruddy Heck I do agree, it's just a fantastic mental image.

  • June 24, 2009, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Verhoeven needs to remake 2001: A Space Odyssey

    by MisterE

  • June 24, 2009, 9:16 a.m. CST

    I'm not proud, but

    by filmcoyote

    i saw Robocop 3 in the cinema. I loved Robocop which i got on vhs when i was 11 for Christmas, and i enjoyed at the time (though through adult eyes it doens't hold up the same) Robocop 2, but i even knew Robocop 3 was shit when i was a kid!

  • June 24, 2009, 9:25 a.m. CST

    FUCK YOU ARONOFSKY.....I'M NOT INTERESTED.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • June 24, 2009, 9:40 a.m. CST

    HEY HOLLYWOOD, HERE'S A FUCKING IDEA FOR YOU

    by alucardvsdracula

    Instead of FUCKING POINTLESSLY REMAKING EVERY FUCKING FILM YOU FUCKERS CAN FUCKING THINK OF why not RE-RELEASE the superior and classic originals instead of FUCKING US ALL THE FUCK OFF. Robocop was a key fucking movie of the 80's and STILL shits on many sci-fi and action movies today. WE DON'T NEED THIS REMAKING NO MATTER WHO FUCKING IS BEHIND IT. Are you listening. No, of course not. You're too busy getting blown by the jerk who want's to remake another classic for your precious fucking studio.

  • June 24, 2009, 9:43 a.m. CST

    AND FOR ALL YOU KIDS INTERESTED IN A ROBO REMAKE...

    by alucardvsdracula

    GO RENT, BUY OR FUCKING STEAL THE ORIGINAL MOVIE. Your cash in the hands of these clowns is like pulling your pants down and saying "I don't mind if you rape me."

  • June 24, 2009, 9:47 a.m. CST

    American Mythos

    by alucardvsdracula

    Yeah I think it's fine. When I was 5 I used to watch pornos with my next door neighbour. That dirty old fucker taught me a thing or two before he was arrested.

  • June 24, 2009, 9:57 a.m. CST

    I once dressed up as Robocop at a Xmas party.

    by alucardvsdracula

    The suit was all foamy and I got very drunk. It was a fun night.

  • June 24, 2009, 10:03 a.m. CST

    I'm conflicted. Love Aronofsky, love Robocop

    by kirttrik

    It would be simple if it just became a sequel of some kind. Maybe 20 years in the future of New Detroit. Or something, not a remake.

  • June 24, 2009, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Drunk Robocop

    by WT

    I had that feeling after working in a pub with a knee injury, clump, clump, clump. Only without the cool weapons or robot voice. That's the other thing, no cool green screens or Peter Weller's robot voice ( I nearly put Paul Weller, who'd be a very different Robocop)

  • June 24, 2009, 10:47 a.m. CST

    I'm in if Red from that 70's show...

    by Cap'n Jack

    ...reprises his role as Clarence Boddicker.

  • June 24, 2009, 10:51 a.m. CST

    at worst Aranofsky will make an interesting movie

    by Spandau Belly

    I really can't imagine this thing just being a complete waste of time in Aranofsky's hands. It might not resemble the original much, and it may even turn out to be a severely flawed movie, but this guy is an auteur and he's not just going to crap out some Platnium Dunes style remake. It will be a legitimate film with vision. Whether you/I like it or not is the big question.

  • June 24, 2009, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Verhoeven is a no-talent hack

    by SmokingRobot

    His movies...my God, they're awful. The first Robocop was sort of an accident. Someone should be able to do better, easily.

  • June 24, 2009, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Pull Aranofsky off this!!!!

    by fanaticon2007

    What the hell is wrong with these producers? Hey, I have an idea, lets get a guy who directs art house faire to remake ROBOCOP. Yeah, his work shows nothing that could or should be added to the ROBOCOP universe - but lets do it anyway. Neil Marshall or Kurt Wimmer would be best suited for material like this. Adn that fact that Harry is "curious and hopeful" means shit.

  • June 24, 2009, 11:12 a.m. CST

    a robot in a police outfit who has dreams of the afterlife

    by ironic_name

    is a fucking ridonkulously cool idea. Aranofski's spiritual approach will make for a great succsessor to ghost in the shell, just like gits was a spiritual, but deeper sequel to robo.

  • June 24, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Remember how great Jackson's remake of 'King Kong' was gonna be.

    by workshed

    This is just a bad, bad idea and I would have thought Aronofsky would know better that to f*ck with one of the great sci-fi movies of all time. The man who made 'Pi' has long since left the building.

  • June 24, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST

    An accident?

    by fanaticon2007

    the original film is not a fucking accident. It is one of the quintessential science fiction films of the 80's. Any director may have been able to make that film, but not like Verhoeven did. That, and a brilliant script is what makes ROBOCOP a great film. BASIC INSTINCT, TOTAL RECALL and STARSHIP TROOPERS are still entertaining films. And say what you will, ROBOCOP will have a far better chance at standing the test of time over the fucking WRESTLER.

  • June 24, 2009, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Rather see him remake Highlander

    by DC Films

  • June 24, 2009, 11:25 a.m. CST

    thats what I want. robot that discovers it went to heaven.

    by ironic_name

    jacob's ladder meets dead again meets bladerunner meets the long kiss goodnight.

  • June 24, 2009, 11:38 a.m. CST

    The ads.....

    by The_DEFIANT

    "Is it time for that big operation? This may be the most important decision of your life. So come down and talk to one of our qualified surgeons. Here at the Family Heart Center, we feature the complete Jarvic line. Series Seven Sports heart by Jensen, Yamaha, you pick the heart! Extended waranty, financing, qualifies for health tax credit. And remember....we care." There is no way, no way possible for a remake of a movie that was not about a robot police officer, but about 1980's corprate greed, and massive consumerisim that is not equalled today, that could possibly be made funny or relivant. I quote the above ad from the movie because back then, it was both hilarious and obscene at the same time because nobody would ever think to actually take some so serious as heart replacement, that it would be trivalised(I think that's how you spell that)to the point of it being like getting a new PC. That being said, we have all of those real commercials today on TV. Just watch around the nightly news hour, you will see that Verhoeven's stark vison actually came true! Who would of thought! So no way could a remake be ever so clever and thought prevoking because any attempt would just be viewd as watching the nightly news hour. Remember, "Get them before they get you!" was just a silly movie ad. Or so we thought!

  • June 24, 2009, 11:41 a.m. CST

    ROBOCOP 3 WAS ALL FRANK MILLER'S FAULT

    by theplant

    THE SPIRIT PROVED IT

  • June 24, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST

    the original WAS an accident

    by theplant

    It was so much a crappy script, it got REFUSED by the whole hollywood directors A, B & C list. Why do you think Verhoeven directed it ? HE WAS THE LAST FUCKING GUY IN THE HOLLYWOOD ALPHABETICAL DIRECTOR'S DIRECTORY, ALL THE OTHERS HAD SAID NO.

  • June 24, 2009, 11:55 a.m. CST

    There was a ROBOCOP 3?

    by BenBraddock

    And it was, surprise, shit?

  • June 24, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST

    yeah ironic, I can see this turning out like Gilliam's Brazil

    by Spandau Belly

    with Robocop finding more truth in his wacky dream sequences than in the messed up real world around him.

  • June 24, 2009, 12:31 p.m. CST

    CGcop

    by Orionsangels

  • June 24, 2009, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Any pissant slating Verhoven needs to see his formative work

    by KillaKane

  • June 24, 2009, 12:38 p.m. CST

    So this news post here is about... nothing at all

    by ricarleite2

    About a rumor that is not true. Good old AICN.

  • June 24, 2009, 12:46 p.m. CST

    He said the SAME THING about Batman: Year One

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    Right up until he was replaced. He supposedly worked on that movie for YEARS developing a script. The only thing that ever came of it was the AICN saying "has a beer and cheats on his wife".

  • June 24, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST

    How about a new movie for a change?

    by banditmania

    arrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!

  • June 24, 2009, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Love Aranofsky. Love Robocop.

    by IL_Deuce

    I'm interested. I'm not expecting it to surpass my opinion of the original.<BR><BR> A sequel idea would be interesting too, but you wouldn't get the gravity of Murphy revisiting his former life and knowing he could never go back. <BR><BR>Maybe Aranofsky will focus more on that than the corporate greed aspect. The idea of a new life after your old one has been ripped away from you. Trying to make it through, but wanting nothing but vengeance from those who robbed you.<BR><BR> I'm in. Whatever the fuck this movie turns out to be, I'm in.

  • June 24, 2009, 1:39 p.m. CST

    'Spits blood on the Sargent's papers and looks up'....

    by connor187

    Now give me my fucking phone call!

  • June 24, 2009, 1:41 p.m. CST

    'I work for Dick Jones'........

    by connor187

    DICK JOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS.....AGHHHHHHHH! Through the sugar glass you go Clarence.

  • June 24, 2009, 2:05 p.m. CST

    It won't happen...

    by TheGoddamnSiege

    Chances are in about a year the project will sink into development hell, and Darren will announce that he's abandoning it.

  • June 24, 2009, 2:05 p.m. CST

    i'll but that for a dollar!

    by omega_786

    hope it's better than the shitty robocop sequels and tv series.

  • June 24, 2009, 2:07 p.m. CST

    dead or alive you are coming with me!!!!!!

    by omega_786

    who will play robocop....mickey rourke?

  • June 24, 2009, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Robocop had a great script

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    of course, I'm bias.

  • June 24, 2009, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Verhoeven

    by Toonol

    Robocop and Total Recall were good movies... but I hate Starship Troopers SO much that I almost can't stomach those two movies anymore. I see any mention of Verhoeven's name, and it twists my gut because of what he did to that movie.

  • June 24, 2009, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Why Remake? Why not Remaster?

    by GeorgieBoy

    These remakes are getting ridiculous. They should re-release the original film with new and better special effects instead!

  • June 24, 2009, 2:43 p.m. CST

    slone13

    by American Mythos

    I actually watched Robocop by the time I was 5. Still my favorite movie. The first DVD I bought in 1999 (Robocop Criterion Collection)before I even had a DVD player. I even credit this movie with me wanting to become a writer. And for the record, I've never killed anyone or snorted coke off hooker tits and, to my knowledge, neither has my nephew.

  • June 24, 2009, 2:47 p.m. CST

    alucardvsdracula

    by American Mythos

    That was brave of you to be so honest. I commend your courage, sir. Bless you.

  • June 24, 2009, 2:49 p.m. CST

    And really, where the hell is Ed's obit?

    by American Mythos

    Ed Mahon doesn't get a mention on Aint It Cool?

  • June 24, 2009, 3:26 p.m. CST

    I'm sure it's been brought up but...

    by itsjust_notcool_anymore_baby

    why not a sequel? Even though the 3rd movie was one of the worst sequels I've ever seen. Could be interesting if Weller reprised the role. Now...bitches leave.

  • June 24, 2009, 3:27 p.m. CST

    I think Fincher...

    by itsjust_notcool_anymore_baby

    would've been a better choice for director.

  • June 24, 2009, 3:34 p.m. CST

    P.I.

    by solyom_szem

    His P.I. was great, so I think he can handle the action plus someone already mentioned he'll put his spiritual skull on it....

  • June 24, 2009, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Thank OVATRON!

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    Bout fuckin time I got this news.

  • June 24, 2009, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Lest not forget Frank Miller wrote all of 2.

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    dumbass.

  • June 24, 2009, 6 p.m. CST

    Interested...

    by Lemure_v2

    If I'd seen PWS Andersons name on this I'd groan, but Aronofsky has proven he's got range and I think he'll produce something interesting with this.

  • June 24, 2009, 7:13 p.m. CST

    I'm not interested if Aronofsky is making it.

    by OutlawsDelejos

    Same as Predators, I've already committed to Neil Marshall's Predators.

  • June 24, 2009, 7:14 p.m. CST

    If Aronofsky ISN'T making it.

    by OutlawsDelejos

    Shit, that's a bad typo.

  • June 24, 2009, 8:32 p.m. CST

    zombieheathledger

    by damiz707

    Oh shit. I said that as soon as I read the headline. That's funny. How bout- "You mind if I.....zip this up." or "Cops don't like me, so I don't like cops." or from part 2 "FUCK, CAIN. HE'S PROBABLY DEAD ALREADY." coming from a 12 year-old kid.

  • June 24, 2009, 8:46 p.m. CST

    I wanna see some concept art!!!

    by Karimkai

    Let me ask everyone here: Do you want Robocop to move robitcally like the 80's or like an enhanced cyborg? I do like the original, I'm just asking does that style of movement fits into current time movies?

  • June 24, 2009, 9:08 p.m. CST

    I've said this before, but a sequel

    by American Mythos

    would be way better. An aged RoboCop/Murphy cast out to police the crime-ridden outskirts of Old Detroit that ring the shining beacon of Delta City, facing obsoletion/possible termination. This would naturally ignore the events of RoboCop 2 and 3 and the emotional aspects might be right up Aronofsky's alley. I also don't think this should be an attempt at a new franchise, but the final resolution to Peter Weller's character. And don't bring in his son/wife like the cheesey series and Prime Directives tried to do. I want a movie about a antique cyborg completely alone in the world, facing the end of his life, and one last great battle.

  • June 24, 2009, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Hey, I just realized I described the plot...

    by American Mythos

    ... to Aronofsky's the Wrestler. But this RoboCop should have similar themes.

  • June 24, 2009, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Darren Aronofsky is still on ROBOCOP

    by orcus

    And boy is Robocops ass sore!

  • June 24, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST

    call it "The Robocopper"

    by jackknifed_juggernaut

    and have him serve 'tater salad and cold cuts at the local deli after losing his shield.<p> "Dead or alive, that'll be $6.25 plus tax."

  • June 25, 2009, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Darren should just remake the Wrestler with Robocop

    by theplant

    instead of the plastic surgery disaster rourke in the lead

  • June 25, 2009, 1:40 a.m. CST

    The Fountain was crap...

    by SunTzu77

    The original script way back when Pitt was attached was interesting... the final version was sh**.

  • June 25, 2009, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Do you REALLY want them to go SW: Special Ed with Robocop?

    by jsarnold513

    I see so many people on here say "just rerelease the original with cgi!" That worked so well for the original Star Wars films, didn't it? Reminds me of the South Park episode where they go after Spielberg and Lucas for ruining their classics by retouching the effects...

  • June 25, 2009, 2 a.m. CST

    ED209 without Stop Motion jerky movements!?! WTF???

    by jsarnold513

    Why all the hate for the effects on the original Robocop? ED209 became an iconic character because of the frentic tics and jerky movements. If they'd had modern cgi to toy with then, ED209 might have been more "badass" but he wouldn't have been nearly as awkward or as clunky, which is what really makes his character memorable. Replacing the Stop Motion ED209 with a "new and improved" cgi version would be like replacing Chewbacca in the original Star Wars trilogy with his cgi counterpart from Revenge of the Sith.

  • June 25, 2009, 2:17 a.m. CST

    Fucking Hollywood

    by Toby_FN_Wong

    Seriously. This remake shit is starting to piss me off more than ever before. Why does Robocop need a remake? It doesn't matter who the director is. It will never be as great as the original one. Leave it alone you cocksucking cokesniffing pieces of Hollywood shit.

  • June 25, 2009, 2:21 a.m. CST

    Re: ED 209/ROBOCOP Remake

    by ArmageddonProductions

    ED 209 would be CGI now, anyway, considering that Phil Tippet was an early convert to the process (on JURASSIC PARK, then STARSHIP TROOPERS, CLOVERFIELD, etc.). Not that that's a bad thing. Go back and watch ROBOCOP now; as advanced as it was, it still looks like a goddamn stop-motion prop shoehorned into live action plates. And they already remade ROBOCOP 2, it was called "IRON MAN".

  • June 25, 2009, 2:24 a.m. CST

    "I'd buy that for a dollar"

    by Joker Gordon Levitt

    Room full of dorks, and only 3 people used this as a title. And none of them did it right. Shame shame shame, Talkbackers!

  • June 25, 2009, 2:26 a.m. CST

    Shit. It's "I'll buy that for a dollar."

    by Joker Gordon Levitt

    Not "I'd". Foot in mouth. Not tasty.

  • June 25, 2009, 2:27 a.m. CST

    damn i feel like a loser for being all whatever

    by Joker Gordon Levitt

    you guys ever do that?

  • June 25, 2009, 3:46 a.m. CST

    I'D BUY THAT FOR A DOLLAR.... HA, HA, HA

    by ass clown

    DEAD OR ALIVE YOU'RE COMING WITH ME..... SERVE THE PUBLIC TRUST, PROTECT THE INNOCENT, UPHOLD THE LAW.... BUT NEVER FUCK WITH AN OCP EXEC

  • June 25, 2009, 4:19 a.m. CST

    Needs more GIANT PIG

    by GIANT_PIG

    GIANT PIG!!!

  • June 25, 2009, 4:40 a.m. CST

    Could work...

    by droids22

    It could be cool, if they stick to the original material. I want CG effects, get rid of all the silly ads, better dialogue. One thing we never got to see is the process of him turning into RoboCop. It'd be cool to see the surgery, and how he gets put together. I assume the budget and technology didn't allow for this in the original. Anyway it's still one of the best repressed memory type movies out there.

  • June 25, 2009, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Best line from RoboCop:

    by American Mythos

    "Just gimme my fuckin' phone call." You can't beat that line.

  • June 25, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST

    People moving here, people moving there

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    People Robocoppin' like they just don't care. Much like the recent Halloween discussion I think it’s pretty funny to see people reacting so negatively to the idea of a remake when the sequels and spin-offs already invalidated this franchise long ago. Uh, anybody remember Robocop 3? Personally I’m excited to see what Aaronofsky could do with it. Love the original, but 2 was barely passable, and 3 was horrible.

  • June 25, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Robocop 3 sounded bad to me from the PR pieces...

    by jsarnold513

    I remember picking up a starlog when I was about 11 years old and there was a feature on Robocop 3 that mentioned his jet pack and robo ninjas. I couldn't help but think to myself "wow, this sounds REALLY stupid!" Then I got to see the movie on VHS a few years later when it was finally released and it was even worse than I'd thought. I was such a fan of the original, too...

  • June 25, 2009, 1:53 p.m. CST

    I repeat: Robocop was NEVER a "FRANCHISE!"

    by jsarnold513

    Robocop was never a franchise. One and done would've been just nice. There might have been some fertile ground for sequels, but it wasn't ground that could withstand much trampling by the marketing dept. I guess the thing that hurt the Robocop concept the most was that studio people (and the general public, including most fans) think of it as a superhero/action movie when it's really a darkly satirical futuristic sci fi movie. It's not about a heroic cyborg stomping out evil, it's about big corporations that legally own every aspect of peoples' lives, and an innocent man who gets chosen against his will to be their guinea pig and have everything taken from him because he's already proven himself as a hero. At least, that's what made Verhoven's film work. I hope Aronofsky has a similar view of the main concept that made the original work. If you miss that concept, or de-emphasize it in the name of a marketable action movie story, you get those god awful sequels. It's like what happened with Rambo between "First Blood" and "Rambo 2." The movie makes money so the sequels take it in a direction counter to anything in the original idea.

  • June 25, 2009, 7:28 p.m. CST

    No improving on a classic

    by Jabroni

    Let Robocop rest on the DVD shelve the way it is. Let Aronosfky direct something else, there is no need to keep remaking all this crap. Has there been any remakes that have been loved over the original in the past 10 years? Texas Chainsaw Massacre MAYBE! Leave Robocop alone and make original movies with great stories and compelling characters. Douche!

  • June 25, 2009, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Disgusted

    by The_Ritty

    ...that's all...

  • June 26, 2009, 6:31 a.m. CST

    Robocop Vs Aliens Vs Terminator

    by JestaFool

    Yah....right! But seriously, I've liked all aronofsky's work. doubt the remake can touch the original but happy as fuck someone like ratner or ws anderson isn't doing it.