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Murphy, it's you!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Working on the weekends! That's how I roll! And apparently that's how Mike Fleming rolls, too, because he just confirmed that MGM has closed its deal with Joel Kinnaman (The Killing, Snabba Cash) to play their title character in the RoboCop remake.

 

 

He's been rumored, but as of this fine Saturday it's a done deal. Locked and loaded. We have our new Murphy. But the real question is how Jose Padilha handles the material. He's given a few interviews, including one with our own Nordling, and has mentioned that the core concept of a man losing his free will, being turned into a robot at the beck and call of a corporation, is what's fascinating to him about the project. He seems to shy away from trying to recapture the political satire of the original film.

I think that's just as much the identity of the original film as the man in the suit, to be honest, and with the geopolitical world the way it is right now... well, let's just say there's some really ripe and relavant material if they wanted to update that side of things as well.

I just hope they make it bloody as all hell and don't forget to have a ton of fun with the story. At the end of the day RoboCop is a fun movie that works on a few different levels, but it rides that line between goofy satire and hardcore sci-fi action brilliantly well.

Whoever they cast as the heavy is going to be a big deal, too. Gonna be mighty hard to top Kurtwood Smith and Ronny Cox in my estimation.

What do you folks think?

 

-Eric Vespe
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  • March 3, 2012, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Quint Never Sleeps!

    by puto tenax

    Neil Young is writing your woes into a new album. Thanks for the hard work. Looking forward to this movie. Hope they use Texas for some location shooting again.

  • March 3, 2012, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Bring Back Dan O'Herlihy as the Old Man

    by Aquatarkusman

    Sure he might have died in 2005, but if Lawrence Olivier can appear in Star Boy and the Captain of Outer Space or whatever the fuck that dreck was called, Dan can as well.

  • March 3, 2012, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Watched Robo last night.

    by john

    A perfect movie! They wouldn't dream of remaking Casablanca or Mary Poppins, but they're happy to fuck with recent classics? What next? Blade Runner? Die hard? Total Recall? Oh, wait...

  • March 3, 2012, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Anyone see this guy act in anything other then "The Killing"?

    by Lucky13

    I wonder if the whole wigger act is just for The Killing, or if that's just his 'thing'.

  • March 3, 2012, 7:02 p.m. CST

    He was in Fincher's '...Tattoo."

    by Nice Marmot

    ....not that I've seen it yet.

  • March 3, 2012, 7:02 p.m. CST

    1) Fuck this remake. 2) Kurtwood Smith and Ronny Cox could still

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    play their parts.

  • This is going to be straightforward and dour, so I doubt it.

  • March 3, 2012, 7:04 p.m. CST

    No need for this film whatsoever.

    by Farrokh

  • Not pretty.

  • March 3, 2012, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Hated this cocksucker in Safehouse..

    by ganymede3010

    I knew he was bad news the moment RR stepped in that place.

  • They remade Showgirls yet? Give it time...

  • March 3, 2012, 7:10 p.m. CST

    If Robcop is a CG character I shall scream.

    by Yelsaeb

    That is all.

  • March 3, 2012, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Well pixelsmack maybe he could be The Old Man. As long as

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    we're switching characters, Smith could be Dick Jones.

  • March 3, 2012, 7:11 p.m. CST

    A remake of Robocop? I'd buy that for a dollar!

    by Yamato

  • March 3, 2012, 7:12 p.m. CST

    I want Jack Black as one of Boddicker's crew

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    I want Boddicker to ask "Can you fly Jackie?" so I can see him thrown out of a moving vehicle, or I want to see him drive into a vat of toxic waste, melted like the Wicked Witch of the West, and removed with windshield wipers.

  • March 3, 2012, 7:15 p.m. CST

    I'll give it a fair shake

    by Logan_1973

    I've always been curious about another take on the Robo-material. As good as the original is, you have to admit it's dated.

  • completely. The remake will surely go for the gritty, realistic approach, like everything else these days. I.E. - not fun. Meanwhile, Verhoven's films are just so goddamn entertaining. He pushes things so far in terms of violence, sex and dark comedy. Robocop and Total Recall are two of my favorite films of all-time. Not going to buy into these remakes. Not even for a dollar.

  • March 3, 2012, 7:19 p.m. CST

    The plus side...

    by 88mph

    Hopefully Verhoven will get a couple of fat paychecks for this and the Total Recall remake, then take the money, buy a ton of coke, get behind the camera and blow our minds again.

  • March 3, 2012, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Cast Steve Buscemi as the guy who buys that for a dollar

    by Ricardo

    And we'll forgive you

  • March 3, 2012, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Are they re-designing the Robocop suit?

    by Tristan

    For some reason, I keep thinking they might make the suit to look or move more like Iron Man. I doubt it's going to look exactly like the previous Robocop design. But yeah, another shitty Hollywood idea of a remake. Bleh.

  • March 3, 2012, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Peter Weller as Boddicker

    by Mister Vertue

    Did anyone here see Weller as the bad guy in Dexter? He'd be perfect as Clarence!

  • March 3, 2012, 7:24 p.m. CST

    re: Political Satire

    by Lucas

    Good call on staying away from involving the political satire in this version of the film. There are way too many Verhoeven fan boys, especially for the original Robocop. I think that by focusing solely on the theme of lost humanity, it will allow the film to become more 'timeless.' If this version were to focus on political satire, it would forever be compared to the original. Furthermore, it would date the film, and within a 5 years time, would begin to show its age and become an after thought. Sounds like the director is making a good call by staying away from the 'flavor of the moment' topics and striving to make something a bit more lasting.

  • And the commercials for the reality shows interspersed throughout the film....today's reality TV is 10x more ridiculous than anything they were trying to satirize in the original. Obviously it's going to be a PG-13 so no tits, no exploding people, no one melting in toxic waste. So what's left, a guy in a mechanical suit fighting crime. That sounds vaguely familiar.

  • March 3, 2012, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Riseofthephantomcreeps

    by Timahh

    You have some pretty outlandish opinions as far as the relevance of Robocop for "little kids" Sorry guys, but nobody under the age of 20 gives a shit about these movies. This is one of those series where I don't mind a reboot at all. This could be interesting.

  • March 3, 2012, 7:25 p.m. CST

    It will fail. We all know it. Everyone knows it. Why make it?

    by kevred

    You want to make a film about someone losing their identity to a corporation? Fine. Do that. Make your original movie about that. (And what a fresh, groundbreaking concept that is!) But don't use Robocop for your little essay on corporate zombie-ism. That's not what that film is about. In short - get your own!

  • March 3, 2012, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Sounds good so far...

    by Mr. Waturi

    Anybody bitching about a remake should be happy he's taking a different direction with the story. I'm happy with his choices so far because I love "Robocop" and don't want to see a cheap imitation. I think Kinnaman an inspired choice. He's the only watcheable actor on "The Killing." As for the Boddiker- Viggo Mortenson. And Kurt Russel or Tom Wilkinson as Dick Jones.

  • March 3, 2012, 7:27 p.m. CST

    They can't do any worse than the sequels...

    by Jay

    I don't see how anyone can be bothered by this remake when the 2 sequels and TV series were awful. Batman and Bond both needed a makeover after some really bad movies. This RoboCop could turn out to be a good thing.

  • March 3, 2012, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Will Robocop Tweet?

    by Fred

  • March 3, 2012, 7:30 p.m. CST

    please let there be those adverts !!!!

    by kingoflight

    I was watching starship troopers yesterday and it's a minor thing but it's something i love about both films the adverts while short and sweet can really add to the social and political state the film is set in. end of line

  • March 3, 2012, 7:36 p.m. CST

    timahh, not everyone under 20 only knows about movies post-2000

    by Mugato5150

    The truly iconic movies, people know about, especially since movies suck so much now. Harry Potter and LOTR can only go so far.

  • They'll more than likely see the remake first. Then... If they're curious... And only then... Will they look back on the original. And even IF they find the original rocks, they'll still have been robbed of the experience of seeing it for the first time without having some cheesy reboot already have spelled out all the surprises. All in the name of commerce. What a shitty fucking thing Hollywood has become.

  • March 3, 2012, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Bryan Cranston for Dick Jones

    by davidwebb

    Though, he does get suggested for just about everything right now, as does Jon Hamm.

  • March 3, 2012, 7:38 p.m. CST

    I believe they call it, Catching lightning in a bottle.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Good luck with that Hollywood. Also, remember what can happen when you change a cultural icon for a remake. Godzilla anyone...

  • March 3, 2012, 7:40 p.m. CST

    some big shoes to fill

    by Carven

    Peter Weller will forever be the chrome dome to me, but I was really hoping that they'd give the role to Michael Fassbender. Now, I'm curious to see how they are going to approach the look of Robocop. The original had him be slow moving but obviously with superhuman strength. I'm guessing the remake will have him be more like the android in Robocop 3, but then he'd need an adversary as powerful as he. The satire on the overabundance of bloody, relentless violence and capitalism should be the focus, but I do like that they're trying to dive in more into what happens to Robocop's humanity during his transformation from man to machine.

  • March 3, 2012, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Fright night - Fail. The Thing - Fail. Robocop - ?

    by Farrokh

    Please, just leave it alone. It's a bonafide classic.

  • Lost me RIGHT there.

  • March 3, 2012, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Murphy will...

    by Magnus Greel

    have a facebook page.

  • March 3, 2012, 7:51 p.m. CST

    as long as Robo...

    by Greg

    can come out at a wrestling event and tear the door off a steel cage again it will he worth it.

  • March 3, 2012, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Just gimmie my fuckin' phone call.

    by BetaRayBill07

  • March 3, 2012, 7:53 p.m. CST

    davidwebb

    by ravenink

    Bryan Cranston is already playing Cohagen in the Total Recall remake; if he plays Dick Jones he'd then be acting Ronny Cox's role in TWO Paul Verhoeven remakes inside of two years. ...come to think of it, that's so ridiculous it's almost brilliant.

  • March 3, 2012, 7:59 p.m. CST

    man of vertue

    by SQUIDDLY

    Yes definatley that would be awesome. He was a creepy scary fucker in dexter.

  • March 3, 2012, 8:01 p.m. CST

    icyhot....

    by westie

    Did that really fucking happen? I'm mid thirties and don't remember it.

  • March 3, 2012, 8:01 p.m. CST

    PIECE. OF. SHIT.

    by doom master

    Just call it Robocop 4 and be done with it.... Like I have. He ain't no Peter Weller and he AINT NEVER GONA BE NO PETER FUCKING WELLER! FUCK part 3, the series, and this film! Any questions?

  • March 3, 2012, 8:16 p.m. CST

    he was good in Safe House

    by torontoxic

    He's good in The Killing. I never would have guessed he was Swedish.

  • March 3, 2012, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Today's kids are ABSOLUTELY familiar with Robocop.

    by fustfick

    Hell, you could schlepp into Toys R Us right now and find a nifty Robocop toy for sale. I bought one for my son - he's in 2nd grade - and his friends knew all about Robocop and Terminator and Predator and all that shit. Which leads me to believe, despite all the talk from this director about the very serious-sounding themes surrounding his remake, that this movie is going to suck because when push comes to shove, the studio will insist it be aimed squarely at children...and to top it all off...the hilarity of the original (brilliant satire and grand guignol belly laughs) will be completely absent. Fuck me.

  • Noboby's got it right yet. Closest was Robocop2 and it wasn't that good. It may be one of those perfect, stand-alone, things, despite the fact it looks soooo perfect for a franchise. Aw well, lets try again. I don't mind, because it is kind of funny; No matter how awful the followups become, it never seems to tarnish the brilliance of the original. Not many other series and sequels can boast that.

  • March 3, 2012, 8:31 p.m. CST

    ROBOCOP JUST BECAME REALITY...

    by Billy_D_Williams

    England planning to privatise Police forces http://tinyurl.com/72vm4xw

  • March 3, 2012, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Robocop a cultural icon?

    by Logan_1973

    Hardly. Most kiddies under 20 don't remember it. It's far from the type of character you see still see today in commericals years after it's debut, like Vader, Ferris, etc.

  • March 3, 2012, 8:44 p.m. CST

    AND I DEMAND A NEW CAR!

    by Mugato5150

    An electric hybrid! Something with reclining faux-leather seats, that goes the speed limit, and gets really reasonable gas mileage!

  • March 3, 2012, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Why's everyone assuming RoboCop is Alex Murphy in this one?

    by NeoDevilbaneX

    Aronofsky was going to do a requel of a sort, new RoboCop, further into the future... why are we assuming the latest incarnation is just a straight remake?

  • March 3, 2012, 8:51 p.m. CST

    He's the best thing about The Killing

    by Robert Evans

    Its a shame I'm not invested in that show anymore.

  • March 3, 2012, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Bloody as hell?!? Yeah, right!

    by Dingleberry Jones

    Just like the Expendables sequel. PG-13, so the kids can watch it & buy the toy and game tie-ins. And satire? Kids don't like political satire, so that will be replaced with more EXPLOSIONS!!!!

  • March 3, 2012, 8:57 p.m. CST

    RALPH McQUARRIE, R.I.P

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    A genius has gone. Head over to Empire for the article. Sad news.

  • March 3, 2012, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Original Robocop was only great for how it was made so...

    by PBJ Street Gang

    This one can't be successful unless its done in it own way. Paul Verhoeven's campy vision and presentation took a stupid premise and made it cool. Remaking Robocop is like remaking a Tim Burton movie.

  • March 3, 2012, 9 p.m. CST

    Robert Cop.

    by Shpadoinkle

    Part man. Part Robert. All Cop. You're one bad motherfucker

  • March 3, 2012, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Oh shit, I can see it now!!!!

    by notcher

    A shitty CGI fuckfest trailer with a final shot of a CGI Robocop jumping from the ground 20 stories high and jumping off the side of the building and landing in that shitty cliched one knee pose before Robocop looks up at the camera as we zoom in on his face and CGI to the human face underneath. You can't improve on perfection, and Terrence Bodicker was perfect. FUCK THIS!!!!

  • March 3, 2012, 9:06 p.m. CST

    How is Robocop NOT a cultural icon?

    by Billy_D_Williams

    Detroit is building a fucking Robocop statue! You don't do that unless he's an icon. Like Chicago has a Michael Jordan statue and Philadelphia has a Rocky statue. Robocop is a cinematic icon to those that count. You don't need to be known by snot nosed little brats under 20 to be a cultural icon. They don't care about anything that happened before they were born.

  • March 3, 2012, 9:21 p.m. CST

    PhantomCreeps...

    by notcher

    My sentiments exactly. Ugh.

  • March 3, 2012, 9:23 p.m. CST

    I'd buy that for a dollar.

    by Jet Jaguar

  • March 3, 2012, 9:24 p.m. CST

    His lips aren't as good as Peter Weller's.

    by Boneyard

    Since that's all we're gonna see of him under the armor, they should be damn expressive.

  • They'd appreciate the Blood and guts for sure...but the rest of the film would be lost on them. You can bet this will be a must simpler film...PG-13, with almost no political or societal subtext

  • March 3, 2012, 9:36 p.m. CST

    No...

    by Sandy

    No, please...no, no...no political satire. If they tried that, they'd most likely end up with a satire of the original film....a joke best forgotten. No, I'm with the director on this one. Straight up sci-fi action/drama. Focus on the loss of humanity and the meaning there. No hokey silliness.

  • March 3, 2012, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Robocop is a movie of the 80s.Unfortunately you simply

    by KilliK

    cant make the same movie in the 2000s.What Hollywood will do is to take this popular property and make out of it a fastfood product with cool cgi vfx and videogame action in order to sell toys to the kids. No ultra violece,no satire,no criticism against the inhuman mega-corps and the brainwashing of the Media,no contemporary themes and messages,no emotion and drama. You are not going to get a movie with the above things in a 2010s Robocop.

  • March 3, 2012, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Here is an idea for the Robocop remake,to use as a satire

    by KilliK

    of the Social Networks mentality: Deathtube. It's like Youtube where you upload videos of various killings which you happen to witness and record during your daily life in the heavily crime-infested Detroit City. And Robo is the new sensation in Deathtube because he gets thousands of Likes thanks to his viscelar killings of the various criminals while trying to stop crime in the city.

  • March 3, 2012, 9:48 p.m. CST

    This will be as good as the DEATH RACE 2000 remake

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    Modern Hollywood doesn't get Paul Bartel or Paul Verhoeven.

  • March 3, 2012, 9:48 p.m. CST

    It better be in Detroit....

    by Kai_Mah'gra

    ......Robocop is not Robocop if it's not in Motor City. I would also dig a take on OmniCorp's Delta City, but that would probably get lost in today's Occupy movement noise. The OmniCorp angle would be hilarious as a commentary on today's politics especially in light of Mittens' "Let Detroit Fail" rhetoric and "Corporations are people too, my friend" (especially Omni Consumer Products Corporation). But only if they did it right. Now that I think about it, you really can't do without the Corporate angle since Robocop is a product of the Corporate machine.

  • March 3, 2012, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Sorry dudes, but I don't see it RE cultural icon

    by Logan_1973

    Detroit put up a statue because it's one of the few films that actually bothered with that town, and it's not even comparable to other cities with statues; Jordan changed the face of sports, ROCKY won Oscars. I respect the original film to a point, but i'm just reacting to the here and now: I see Vader and Ferris and Snoopy in pop culture and advertising ALL the time, I never see Robocop anywhere.

  • March 3, 2012, 10:15 p.m. CST

    riseofphantoncreeps...

    by Logan_1973

    when was the last time you saw Robocop in a commerical?

  • March 3, 2012, 10:17 p.m. CST

    if this movie blows

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    I'll be shocked! Fact@!!

  • March 3, 2012, 10:34 p.m. CST

    They need to get Rupert Murdoch to play the Old Man

    by Green

  • March 3, 2012, 10:39 p.m. CST

    I wanted them to make ROBOCOP like ROCKY BALBOA.

    by UMAGA

    I guess that was kind of the idea of Robocop 2 but I think it would be cool. Robocop locked up a storage somewhere and there's like a new KEWL CGI cyborg with one liners and shit. Should be a complete spoof of Iron Man and then have RoboCop bust out and eventually fuck him up. There could be a ED-2012.

  • March 3, 2012, 10:53 p.m. CST

    this could work...

    by Pipple

    *dodges objects thrown at him* wait, give me a second... One thing I didn't like about the original was the lack of depth to murphy's character. I guess maybe it was meant to show he's more human as a machine than he was as a man, but still give us something about murphy. It'll make everything he loses become more tragic, than oh well I guess that murphy guy's a robot now, what's the difference? And Robocop is NOT an Icon. He's a legend.

  • March 3, 2012, 11:07 p.m. CST

    20 bucks says robo runs and jumps around a bunch

    by MurderMostFowl

    There will be an amazing scene with ed-209 where they will be in a twisty turny shootout that will make michael bay and john woo simultaneously orgasm But ultimately it will be shitty

  • March 3, 2012, 11:07 p.m. CST

    riseofphantomcreeps

    by Logan_1973

    Ferris was in a Super Bowl commercial which is still running. I'm not dissing on Robocop at all, I'm just saying that my definition of a cultural icon is something that I see nearly every day. Outside of Spike TV I can't remember the last time I saw Robocop anywhere.

  • March 3, 2012, 11:11 p.m. CST

    If it's PG-13 or less

    by jackofhearts29

    Then it will be chrome-plated crap. Nowadays, you need the R to do it right, based on the source material. HA! Source material. What a way to describe the true product that then gets knocked off by generations of degenerate copymakers. Anyway, if they don't go for full-on blood, sex and satire, it WILL be crap. Loose crap, not even worthy of being called a turd. More like a wet fart.

  • March 3, 2012, 11:11 p.m. CST

    logan was talking about

    by MurderMostFowl

    The ferris parody commercial in the superbowl. I've seen it a few times since as well. But actually there were robocop commercials... Lfc i thibk it was.

  • March 3, 2012, 11:12 p.m. CST

    KFC

    by MurderMostFowl

    Stupid android phone corrections

  • March 3, 2012, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Robocop IS a cultural icon

    by Billy_D_Williams

    If you stop 50 people on the street and ask them if they know what/who Robocop is, i guarantee you at least 75% of them will say "yes".

  • March 3, 2012, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Billy D.....

    by notcher

    I'd even go higher and put that number in the 80's. I agree, cultural icon he is.

  • March 3, 2012, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Bryan Cranston as the villain

    by lv_426

    Let Cranston loose with a good villain character (hopefully not just a retread of Clarence Boddicker), and that could really help this RoboCop remake along. It will never top the original, so I can see why they don't want to try and do exactly what Verhoeven did with his mix of sci-fi, action, and satire. Maybe it will be different enough to be something worthwhile. At least we can hope it will.

  • David Cronenberg. I think Cronenberg might be able to bring a different style of dark humor to it though, and that we would maybe get something pretty cool, even if it wasn't better or equal to Verhoeven's RoboCop. Sure it would still need to be rated R so that Cronenberg can go nuts with his usual violence and more adult leanings in terms of themes and story content, whereas the studio will want a PG13, so this will never happen.

  • March 3, 2012, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Welp...

    by Triple_J_72

    ... at least this guy looks skinny enough to fit in a robot suit.

  • It can't be thrown in just for the sake of having satire because the original one had satire mixed in with its story. If they find something new and interesting to say with the story they are using for this remake, and can use satire along with the usual action and sci-fi a movie like RoboCop has, then they might be onto something. This is often the problem with remakes. The filmmakers think they just have to change a few things and make a slicker version with more effects and spectacle to rival the production value of the original film they are remaking, whose visual splendor and style might now seem dated. The thing is they often neglect to actually say something or express something interesting beyond giddy entertainment value. The slick FX and bigger explosions are the easy part. Improving or equaling the emotional and thematic concepts of an older film through a remake, especially a classic, is the hard part.

  • March 4, 2012, 12:03 a.m. CST

    This sure has a lot to live up to.

    by Nomoredirtyanything

    The first movie is incredible filmmaking.

  • March 4, 2012, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Jose Padilha

    by Vern

    I'm not gonna hold my breath, but the fact that they chose Aranofsky and then Padilha to do this indicates that somebody at the studio actually wants to make a movie of substance. You guys should check out the ELITE SQUAD movies. They're not at all Verhoeven, but they're great. This is a guy whose whole career so far has been exploring the themes of out-of-control-crime breeding a corrupt, militarized police force, and well-meaning people stuck in the middle. It's amazing to me that they chose a guy based on the actual themes of ROBOCOP and not just some commercial director who they thought would make it look cool. If he's allowed to do what he wants (and does a good job) this could be a great movie. I really doubt he will go for the same kind of tone as Verhoeven, but personally I'd rather see a radically different take on a great movie than an attempt to re-create what Verhoeven did. I'd rather see a John Carpenter's THE THING approach than that other guy's THE THING.

  • March 4, 2012, 12:11 a.m. CST

    No need for this movie

    by pauduro

    ...................

  • March 4, 2012, 12:16 a.m. CST

    why does all the talent sign on to these remakes

    by gaygoonie

    does anyone have any respect for past film? does anyone have a fucking soul?

  • March 4, 2012, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Like Total Recall and Starship Troopers

    by smackfu

    Verhoeven just adds a really unique, strange, fascist feeling to his Sci-Fi films that no one else can reproduce. Even if a Robocop remake can be visually an improvement over the original, it's just not going to work as well without that strange tone Verhoeven brought to it.

  • March 4, 2012, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Think it over creep!

    by Thanos0145

    Peter Weller>>>Joel Kinnaman

  • March 4, 2012, 12:29 a.m. CST

    logan_1973

    by smackfu

    The fact that we came this close --- to having a giant Robocop statue erected at Detroit's town hall says he IS a cultural icon.

  • March 4, 2012, 12:33 a.m. CST

    Do the Frankenstein story with gore and campy humor...

    by ZodNotGod

    Or else it will suck it.

  • March 4, 2012, 12:34 a.m. CST

    They need to remake Robo 2 and 3 all day and into the night...

    by ZodNotGod

    but not the original. I like the idea of Murphy being in cold storage these last 20 years and they must revive him to stop and bigger meaner baddie.

  • I'm thinking that way they could do something totally different and not tread all over Paul Verhoeven's original RoboCop. Just use the basic concept of a cop nearly killed in the line of duty, but now a soldier in the remake, being turned into a bad ass cyborg by a greedy private military contractor and then sent back into the fray where he starts to remember who he was a bit and tries to regain his humanity. Hell, don't even call it RoboTrooper either, cause it sounds silly and might confuse people with Starship Troopers. They could come up with something else I'm sure. Centurion would be a cool title if it hadn't been used already, but you all get the idea I am aiming at here. Of course, we all know that won't happen because of name recognition and all that. It has to be RoboCop dammit! Because the brand name is what the Hollywood suits are banking on being the big draw, not the story.

  • cause he is basically an old, out of date model of cybernetic lawman. Then all hell breaks loose when OCP's new robotic law enforcement units are hacked or just go beserk or something... forcing the cops to wake Robo up to help deal with the chaos. That way we'd get a sequel, and not a retread of the original.

  • March 4, 2012, 1:04 a.m. CST

    My idea for RoboCop 4

    by lv_426

    I always thought it would be cool if they washed away the stain that was RoboCop 3 and the TV series, by going back to the dark and twisted Verhoeven style, but taking to a larger arena and giving it a bigger scope. Or course, Verhoeven would have to direct again. Anyways... what if OCP bought and paid for a president in the future dystopia that these films take place in? Meanwhile, RoboCop becomes a national celebrity, but has to in the end kill this corrupt OCP puppet of a president, kinda like how he kills Dick Jones at the end of the original. The end could be insane, with Robo battling through a bunch of robotic ED209 style bodyguards protecting the president. The main interpersonal conflict would be that while RoboCop reconnects with is now teenage son, he has sacrifice himself for the greater good after finding out what the evil OCP backed president is planning to do just in his first term as Commander in Chief. They'd still have all the great satire as well, plus a new Boddicker-level villain that is maybe an OCP merc or something, trying to thwart RoboCop. Kinda half-baked ideas, but something along those lines seems like an interesting place to go for a RoboCop 4.

  • March 4, 2012, 1:13 a.m. CST

    =Could they maybe do RoboCop as a soldier instead of a cop? RoboTrooper?=

    by Billy_D_Williams

    They already did that movie...it was called SOLDIER

  • March 4, 2012, 1:25 a.m. CST

    yeaaaaaa

    by pauduro

    Jose Padilla is a hakkkkk i cudent finish he's movies BORING AND ALLLLL my friends that sell boot leg movies didn't sell them cus you know what?????? THEY SUCKKKKKKKKK

  • March 4, 2012, 2:10 a.m. CST

    Joel is a great actor

    by Johan

    Im from sweden and have seen him in a few flicks. Hes great in Snabba Cash. I dont think you have to worry about him. But seriously, nobody can think that this will be as bloody and gory as the original. Probably gonna be tons of CGI-blood ala The Expendables.

  • March 4, 2012, 2:42 a.m. CST

    Can you fly Bobby?

    by Hoots Mon

  • March 4, 2012, 3:18 a.m. CST

    Paul Giamatti for Clarence

    by Bald Evil

    One of the things I liked about Robocop when I saw it was that the main bad guy wore glasses and looked kinda dorky. You just did not see that back in the 80's (or before). I'd love to see Giamatti as Clarence Boddicker, he can play a great combination of dorky and menacing.

  • March 4, 2012, 4:10 a.m. CST

    Remaking Robocop is like a broken pencil, POINTLESS.

    by Keith Maniac

    Everyting relevant about the concept of Robocop was done to perfection in the original, the only thing that can improve are some of the effects. The satire of the media, corporate life and business pratice, marketing and consumersim are note perfect, still relevant now and wickedly funny. Murphy's struggle to reclaim is humanity is resolved in the final line, despite all the dehumanising events we've witnessed, humanity prevails. This is just digging up and cashing in on brand name, which didnt need sequels in the first instance and definitely doesnt need a remake.

  • March 4, 2012, 5:08 a.m. CST

    hollywood is creatively bankrupt.

    by JackGraham

    Has been for some time. Sequel after sequel, remake after remake, reboot after reboot. Its depressing. Hollywood is no longer the holy grail of cinema. Overseas movies are. And then we remake them.

  • March 4, 2012, 5:15 a.m. CST

    AIQN

    by RRL

    Ain't it Quint News! Dude never sleeps, and his features are almost always the best on any given day. Kudos, sir.

  • March 4, 2012, 6:22 a.m. CST

    Well thats fine casting alright

    by alexander

    But if the script sucks then it's all for nothing... obviously. It would be nice to have a bookend or something, two really great Robocop movies, so I'm not neccersarily against a remake, but the writer really has to give a shit and understand what made the origional work so well, rather than just be on studio loan when it comes down to it.

  • March 4, 2012, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Oh Boy! A PG13 robocop remake.

    by Dr_PepperSpray

    I can't wait I tell ya!

  • I fucking hate Hollywood. STOP RUINING GOOD FILMS AND IDEAS BECAUSE YOU RAN OUT OF THEM 30+ YEARS AGO!

  • I mean, why not, right? LET'S JUST RUIN EVERYTHING! YAY!

  • that would be something... even if PG13

  • it rides that line between goofy satire and hardcore sci-fi action brilliantly well

  • March 4, 2012, 8:44 a.m. CST

    We've already seen that version

    by slone13

  • March 4, 2012, 8:44 a.m. CST

    "Bitches leave"...

    by ryderdvs

    Fuck this movie.

  • Also, the droogs, now called nice-bros, twinkle in the sunlight and love Jeebus.

  • March 4, 2012, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Oh, hey, how about a PG-13 remake of APOCALYPSE NOW?

    by NeonFrisbee

    Instead of Vietnam, it will now be set in Afghanistan and will be all about how Justin Bieber and his crew of non-threatening boys have to go up the Khyber Pass to find the best club owner in Afghanistan and party down with him and his entourage of Selena Gomez clones. Party down... with extreme prejudice. Along the way, they party (responsibly, of course; with soda pop and fruit roll ups) with the locals and show them how America is way cool. The only shots fired will be those by the pedophiles in the audience, rubbing one out as the chaste tween flesh cavorts about on the screen.

  • then they leave, cackling

  • March 4, 2012, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Eddie Murphy, it's you

    by Bobo_Vision

    I want to see Black Robocop. But not with Eddie Murphy.

  • March 4, 2012, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Yeah well

    by UltraTron

    I remember the day our real news became as fucked as Robocop news. The robocop news in this one is gonna have to be fucked beyond actual reality. I don't even know how to imagine that.

  • No need for a remake, Hollywood...maybe someone could come up with an original idea?

  • March 4, 2012, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Showed this to a random fat guy at a bar. He was fat and ugly.

    by UltraTron

    He said this: that's no Peter Weller. That's his first reaction. Then he said: doesn't even have blue eyes. Then he said: looks like somebody to buy meth off.

  • Trying to remake ROBOCOP is like trying to get hit by lighting twice. All the pieces were perfect for that movie, and you are going to need to get a director that's just as "wacky" as Verhoeven to even come close.

  • March 4, 2012, 11:27 a.m. CST

    instead the studios should get to work on a better Blu-Ray edition

    by TitusPullo

    let's fucking move on that already, will you?

  • March 4, 2012, 11:56 a.m. CST

    IF this movie actually gets made we all now how its gonna end up

    by Christian

    It WILL be PG-13 so: * No blood and gore. * Absolutely no swearing (So no "bitches, leave!"). * No political satire beacuse in todays America (post 9/11) it's considered bad an un-patriotical to question the system. You should STFU and DO what your leader tell you to do, even if what he's telling you is batshit insane (*cough*invadeIraq*cough). Hollywood movies shouldn't encourage people to question the system. * In the end Murphy/Robocop will save the day and everyone will be happy to be a part of undemocratic, corporate America. The end. Also Joel Kinnaman is a terrible actor. I've seen him in a fair number of swedish movies/series and the guy can only play one role: douchebag. Since Robocop shouldn't be a douchebag Kinnaman can't play him. Simple enough. Futhermore, as many of you have previousely stated, the Robocop franchise actually COULD benefit from a new movie/reboot since the last 2 movies and the cartoon were pretty awful. However, in this particular case you NEED blood, filth, gore, swearing and dark humor.

  • March 4, 2012, noon CST

    I'd see Von Triers ROBOCOP if Bjork starred

    by al

  • March 4, 2012, 12:16 p.m. CST

    See I got this problem.....I dont like Remakes and Remakes dont like me!

    by SmokieGeezer

  • March 4, 2012, 12:37 p.m. CST

    @ lisab

    by al

    Then scream away honey

  • March 4, 2012, 1:03 p.m. CST

    by Drew

    This isn't a terrible idea. It'd be inspired casting for sure.

  • March 4, 2012, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Clarence Boddicker is one of the best movie villains ever. FACT!!

    by Immortal_Fish

    Only I'm not kidding. Such a total badass hidden under such a non-assuming wrapper, with some of the best one-liners ever delivered. Kurtwood Smith's performance will never be outdone, so I truly hope the developers create a new foil for Robo to go after.

  • March 4, 2012, 1:45 p.m. CST

    @gaygoonie...to answer your question...No.

    by conspiracy

    Then again...I don't blame them, a paycheck is a paycheck, and in the entertainment business if you are smart, you don't rock the boat and you don't turn down work...you really never know if you'll get it again.

  • Has there been any news re: THE DARK TOWER since Brian Grazer announced he was pitching the series to HBO?

  • Universal Soldier.

  • March 4, 2012, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Maybe they'll throw in a blaupunkt...

    by matineer

    to make it worthwhile.

  • March 4, 2012, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Surprised no one's mentioned Padilha's other films

    by Larry Sellers

    Robocop isn't his first movie and it's not like he's some music video or commercial director moving to Hollywood. The Elite Squad movies are actually not bad. If you can get past the DTV titles, they're solid movies. They're all about corrupt law enforcement and are pretty violent. Padilha might turn out to be an inspired choice.

  • I'd say it's quite the reverse: A cultural icon is something you recognize despite **not** seeing it every day.

  • March 4, 2012, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Tired of the argument "it's dated"...

    by ObiBen

    Jesus this is dumb. Twittards have taken over the world.

  • March 4, 2012, 3:14 p.m. CST

    RoboCGI

    by basilofbakerstreet

    Not looking forward to this being made. There will be so much CGI action it will lose all feeling.

  • March 4, 2012, 3:31 p.m. CST

    PG13

    by Phategod2

  • March 4, 2012, 3:37 p.m. CST

    killik Thats a great idea - Death Tube

    by ray a

    While I wouldn't do political satire, for this movie to be done right it definitely should include some form of it so I would do social/economic satire. Social media, reality shows, occupy movement, the dumbing down of America, lack of employment, etc. The movie should be about how corporate America, who created this culture of moral, social & economic death, takes a brain dead Murphy and re-programs him to do their bidding. The viilan should be a puppet of corporate America posing as the savior of the people. Murphy's mission is to reclaim his humanity and become the hero of the people and inspire them to do the same.

  • And a terrifying / creepy one at that.

  • I'd watch a Paul Verhoeven + Ed Neumeir helmed sequel, though, even with a new cast.

  • March 4, 2012, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Do studios see our opinions?

    by Chris

    I don't think I've seen one person excited about this or any remake. There are people who are trying to be positive saying things like, "It could work if..." but there hasn't been anyone going, "OMG THIS IS AWESOME I WANT A REMAKE OF ROBOCOP!" You would think they would have people trolling these sites to see what fans and just people in general want. Here, Joblo, Dark Horizons, nobody is positive or happy about this or any other remake. Why do they keep doing it? They have to be making their money back somewhere, otherwise they wouldn't keep remaking things. What's funny is the original films, without CGI or heavy studio control, are more amazing and better made than the remakes which are using millions of dollars worth of computer effects. You would think someone would eventually notice these things that all of us are griping about and say no to future remakes, and instead try to develop a sequel or an original property. I won't see this. I hope others join me. That includes renting it, or pay-per-viewing it. Maybe if it's on Netflix I'll watch it, but as far as outright handing my money over to the studio for raping my childhood, well, fuck that.

  • March 4, 2012, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Looking forward to it ...

    by theoyboy

    Not to compare RoboCop to Batman, but a reboot shouldn't be viewed as a direct connect to the original Robo. How many of you were bitching about Batman Begins when that was announced? Batman had those awful sequels (Forever, Batman and Robin), which allowed others to welcome the reboot. Here, you have the same but NONE of you are paying attention to that. There's one great film in the series, a half-hearted followup, and then a really awful RoboCop 3, miniseries and cartoon. It's time for a reboot for the character. He's a superhero. This isn't like rebooting The Thing or Fright Night. I'm looking forward to the new take on the character, especially with the folks involved. Loved Jose Padilha's Elite Squad films. The sequel is understated and well made. You can really see why the execs tabbed him after Darren Aronofsky left the project. Love the way he frames his shots by using a documentary style WITHOUT that silly shaky cam BS. He loves to focus on the character's faces. Tight shots. Love it. Great writer and storyteller as well. I'm looking forward to the new take on the Robo mythos because that's exactly what it is -- a character open for reinterpretation. We'll always have our original Robo. If you hate the idea of a reboot, then go pop that in your Bluray player. I own all three Robos (yikes). The first one was and is a classic. I watch it once or twice a year. With that said, I don't understand how so many of you lash out at a film before you've seen the script or let alone any of the footage. It's ridiculous. The fact that a lot of folks on here were bitching when Heath Ledger was cast as Joker proves my point. Wait 'til the damn movie comes out. You guys should really pick up Elite Squad 2.

  • March 4, 2012, 5:48 p.m. CST

    BITCHES LEAVE!!!!

    by Han Cholo

    Cmon, who else can they get to say that right?

  • Haven't you heard? Hollywood is too timid for satire. They used to sometimes take weird, oddball chances, and let smart, idiosyncratic things happen. But now? They just go with branding. This new RoboCon will have the bare bones of a story, ZERO satire or subversion, some kinda cgi that will be boring and bland and look like everything else, AND, be kid friendly. But, oh! Hey! It's a recognizable brand! Let's fist fuck the shit outta this an see what happens! No. Fucking. Thanks. Why not make a new movie and call it Metallic Police Marine 9/11 Hero: The Rise of the RoboOsama, cause that's exactly what it's gonna be. Some limp, sad, bland, appeal to the people who still bother going to the movies anymore -- middle american zombies. And given the fact that Trancefarmers 3: YOU ARE A FUCKING RETARD made 666 bazillion dollars, they must be doing the right thing.

  • March 4, 2012, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Re-Makes are Sad and Pathetic

    by blueant

    Hollywood, drop the Black Tar Heroin and invent something new instead of remakes.

  • March 4, 2012, 6:46 p.m. CST

    He reminds me of Rickety Cricket.

    by cockstankbuttnasty

  • March 4, 2012, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Isn't Jose Padilla the shoe bomber?

    by Jaster Mareel

  • March 4, 2012, 9:33 p.m. CST

    WE ARE WALLOWING IN THE DARKEST AGE OF CINEMA

    by Missing Dink

  • March 4, 2012, 9:35 p.m. CST

    BURN, HOLLYWOOD!!! BURN!!!!!

    by Missing Dink

  • March 4, 2012, 9:35 p.m. CST

    HOLLYWOOD THINKS YOU'RE AN ASSHOLE

    by Missing Dink

  • March 4, 2012, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Fuck remakes.

    by The Real McClane

    Especially this one.

  • March 4, 2012, 11:16 p.m. CST

    The true sequel to RoboCop isn't RoboCop 2

    by lv_426

    it is The Running Man. Watch The Running Man and tell me that it doesn't take place in the same dystopia that RoboCop takes place in. This is not unlike how we all debate the notion of Alien, Aliens, and Blade Runner taking place in the same fictional future. RoboCop, Alien(s), Blade Runner, Escape From New York, The Thing, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, The Goonies, the Star Trek films, The Terminator, Total Recall, etc... these films are all products of their time. These new remakes and sequels made 20-30 years later never seem to work, and at best, pale in comparison to the originals. I don't much care all that much that they are remaking RoboCop. At this point, I am used to the idea that every great genre film I grew up with will probably be remade or bastardized by cash-in sequels with geriatric actors nowadays. What irks me is that this remake and reboot madness is so rampant that it has fully pushed aside the notion of making new sci-fi, fantasy, action, and horror films out of the way to make room for endless rehashes of great and classic films. Sure we might get one or two films every 5-10 years (Avatar, District 9, and Inception for a few examples), but those are either rare flukes or have to be backed by mega-billionaire filmmakers like Nolan, Cameron, or Spielberg. If the current thinking in Hollywood were what prevailed back in the late 70's through the mid 80's, we'd have never seen a Blade Runner. Alien and Aliens wouldn't have been made either, because Star Wars wouldn't have gotten the green light from the studio in the first place, even with Ralph McQuarrie's great concept art to help sell the idea. Star Trek would have been rebooted, but the standard that was Star Wars wouldn't have been there to urge the filmmakers on to push their technical and visual quality to the limits. We'd maybe have seen The Thing, but probably not from Carpenter with great practical effects from Rob Bottin. He'd have been too bold of a young up and coming director to trust with that one. They'd have picked someone much safer so as to not have such a gory and tense film. We might have seen Close Encounters of the Third Kind, cause Spielberg had made the blockbuster Jaws... although, maybe that one never would have been made either, or not by Spielberg which means it might not have been a hit at all. No Star Wars and no Close Encounters means no Indiana Jones either cause if Lucas hadn't made Star Wars, he'd possibly be a nobody or maybe he'd have made those small personal art films he is always talking about. So what I'm getting at here is that I don't want to see this Jose Padilha remake RoboCop, I want to see his District 9. I want to see his Terminator. Not a remake, but something new to actually use his talents and push genre storytelling a bit, or at the very least give us some new ideas, characters, and places instead of rehashing something we already know is good and have no real need or desire for a remake of it.

  • March 4, 2012, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Remake Rant, part II: Wrath of the Talkbackers

    by lv_426

    It isn't that we are totally against remakes, or it was that many of us weren't so against them 5-10 years ago. The problem is that now that nearly all Hollywood pumps out are remakes, reboots, prequels, and other types of lazy rehashes or unnecessary sequels, it isn't hard to understand why a lot of us movie-obsessed geeks and fans are pretty damn pissed. You see Hollywood, it isn't that remakes are all bad. Just as pecan pie is good. I like pecan pie, but if all I eat is pecan pie, I will most likely get really fat and will die. It isn't logical. When you stop injecting new ideas and concepts into the cultural zeitgeist, then eventually there will be nothing to remake. This appears to already be happening. Look how close the reboots are happening now. Spider Man, Transformers, and Battlestar Galactica. These are all properties that are being rebooted within one to four years of their last incarnation's latest film or episode. What happens when in a decade from now, after ten more years of reboot after reboot, of remake after remake, they have to figure out what new movies to make. Will Hollywood be in its third and fourth cycle of rebootation with certain films and iconic characters? I hope not, but I can't not see that dark future for American cinema.

  • March 4, 2012, 11:33 p.m. CST

    You can't reboot satire.

    by blackwood

    He's wise not to try, but it's a hollow thing, calling this film ROBOCOP. If you're going to take a premise and make it your own, why attach a brand to it that already exists instead of, I don't know, trying to forge a new brand out of it? Oh, right, because the wrong people are in charge.

  • March 5, 2012, 3:12 a.m. CST

    as a Swede, yay!

    by BigDan

    Who ever thought that a Swede would be cast as Robocop? I think he's a fine actor but at the end of the day I just don't see any need for this remake. I don't think there is any studio today that would back something as brutal and intelligent as the original and therefor all we can expect is a washed out remake.

  • March 5, 2012, 4:49 a.m. CST

    Not Supercop

    by Mischa van Dinter

    The problem with all the sequels, TV shows and comics is that nobody seems to "get" Robocop, or if they do they just ignore the character to sell crap to children. Robocop is not a superhero. He is not an amazing super crimefighting machineman. He was a good cop who risked everything keeping his town safe and after it killed him, the company couldn't even leave his fucking corpse alone. He is a victim who tried to make the best out of a bad situation by taking revenge. If, at the end of the original, Murphy was back in control of himself, Robocop was more or less gone. Robocop was the product and Murphy was the man. Completely the opposite of the ending of part 3 by the way, that movie missed the mark by so much it's not even funny anymore. As far as I am concered, the franchise stops when the credits roll on part 1. However I will see the sequel, it might still be a fun ride and nothing will take the original away.

  • March 5, 2012, 5:49 a.m. CST

    This will be PG-13...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    ...and as such, suck as all hell. Exhibit A: RoboCop 3.

  • March 5, 2012, 6:45 a.m. CST

    ALL I ASK IS THIS.....

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    Do not fuck up the 1st new movie and do not shit on the original. Other than that the original sequels were rancid bags of monkey shit anyway. Hopefully any more sequels this time around will be improved upon.

  • March 5, 2012, 8:10 a.m. CST

    "Bitches Leave" Lol

    by Wcwlkr

    That line still cracks me up. But do we honestly believe they won't make this PG-13. I'd love to see it rated R but I just know they won't do it.

  • March 5, 2012, 8:20 a.m. CST

    dar1980, Fright Night (Remake) was Excellent

    by TheLastCleric

    The Fright Night remake was actually quite good and in many ways superior to the original. (which I also love) Remakes aren’t inherently a bad thing, especially when they bring something new to the concept and execution. Unfortunately, most do not.

  • March 5, 2012, 8:41 a.m. CST

    What was wrong with the original?

    by The StarWolf

    I'll pass.

  • Use the 1987 original as the starting point.

  • ...however I hope they don't put loads of glowy-techy-nano-shite all over it! From what people have said of the director, it stands a chance of being watchable, but pg-13? You only have to think Robo 3 to know that's cruisin' for a bruisin'!! I think the vocal delivery goes a long way for Robo and shouldn't be underestimated too, the second guy sucked, no gravitas at all, Weller was pitch perfect, just a hint of humanity and not sounding too like Stephen Hawking... The best part is, if it turn out to be shite, then we can just deny it's existence like Indy 4!

  • March 5, 2012, 9:29 a.m. CST

    DIS GUY MUST BE A ALIEN OR SUTIN!

    by Denty420

    With thanks to GerryBaboona, and hello to Jason Issacs.

  • March 5, 2012, 9:29 a.m. CST

    So, the remake is for real?

    by CuervoJones

    I thought it was a bad joke.

  • March 5, 2012, 9:35 a.m. CST

    6000 SUX

    by CuervoJones

    Robocop Remake SUX.

  • March 5, 2012, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Dick Jones says

    by CuervoJones

    I remember when I was a young executive for this company. I used to call the old man funny names. "Iron Butt." "Boner." Once I even called him..."*******." But there was always respect. I always knew where the line was drawn. And you just stepped over it, buddy-boy. You've insulted me. And you've insulted this company with that bastard creation of yours.

  • March 5, 2012, 10:43 a.m. CST

    It should be RoboFireman

    by chien_sale

    And fuse it with the Farenheight movie

  • March 5, 2012, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Jose Padilha? yep safe hands. WHy?

    by evilnik

    Fucking watch Elite Squad (Tropa De Elite) 1 & 2 bitches. that shit would make any so called dark hollywood shit look like mary poppins with robert pattinson. Elite Squad duology had balls made of steel and they were oozing toxins. Fucking awesome it was. It was like a hadn grenade exploding in your right hand as when you were wanking off. But the sad thing is that the jews at hollywood would handcuff Padilha and make him do their kind of pg13 shit.

  • March 5, 2012, 11:51 a.m. CST

    A PG 13 remake of a Paul Verhoeven classic?

    by Orbots Commander

    How could it *not* suck/fail? (eye-roll). Jose Padilha apparently doesn't understand that what imbued the original ROBOCOP with resonance was the satire and societal and political (of the time) commentary. By neutering it and just shooting a straight up action picture, well, you may as well just rename the thing 'ANDROID MAN' because it surely doesn't share the spirit of the original. Whatever. This will be just as forgettable and disposable as the recent THE THING remake/reboot/prequel.

  • March 5, 2012, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Robocop was just a rip-off of Judge Dredd

    by Joe Plumber

    Unfortunately, or fortunately depending how you look at it, Robocop was a better Judge Dredd movie than the actual JD movie.

  • March 5, 2012, 2:04 p.m. CST

    A satire of the corporations...

    by Plathismo

    Because THE CORPORATIONS, man! Yeah, that's fresh. I could have tolerated this under Aronofsky. Would even have been kind of excited. But now I'm firmly back in the "Please God no!" camp.

  • March 5, 2012, 3:09 p.m. CST

    I don't give a fuck either way

    by Jaster Mareel

    I love Robocop, particularly the director's cut. Robocop 2 was ok, but I really hated the little kid gangster. Robocop 3 is just like Jennifer Connelly going down on Keith David for heroin. The TV series essentially sucked. Actually I think there were 2 TV series and they both sucked. Was there an animated series? If so, it sucked. Robocop is a 50 guy Creampie at this point so it's not like them not doing the remake will protect the integrity of the original.

  • March 5, 2012, 4:03 p.m. CST

    in your robo-porno fetishising brain/man loins maybe he is Fett

    by alexander

    But the reality is most people think of the first film and the first film only as Robocop and with good reason - it pretty much got picked up and represented through hack mentality afterwards (it was a nice try by miller though) that just straight up didn't get what it was and what made it work so well, so to most sensible people everything that came afterwards was just entirely forgetable. Apart from flying Robocop. For some reason. That would appear to be the case here in the UK anyway. Robocop doesn't rip of Judge Dredd c'mon, don't be stupid... it started off as a Judge Dredd ripp off ...but completely transcended this by the time it was being shot. Someone should consult with Edward Neumeier, assuming he doesn't fucking hate the idea too and just wants to complete his Awesome Satire Trilogy with an origional.

  • March 6, 2012, 6:58 a.m. CST

    I got a lil' love for Robo 2...

    by steve lee

    Ok, the fashions in it made it look dated even then, but I don't think it's as awful as many say, in fact I think it's a reasonably sturdy sequel changing things up a little but retaining it's twisted dark humour. It still has satire, (the sun-factor, car security system) and little shit-head kids going on the rampage, which doesn't seem as out-there after the London riots Plus Soft Robo was quite amusing commenting on Lewis' new do and dismally failing to teach the kids but it wasn't overplayed and didn't outstay it's welcome...If Robo 1 is a 9, Robo 2 is a 7, still highly watchable *Braaaaap!! "Thank you, for not smoking"*