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The ROBOCOP Reboot Rolls Into Theatres When...?

Published at: March 12, 2012, 10:45 a.m. CST by The Kidd

The Kidd here...

After being delayed for quite some time before MGM's finances were straightened out, it looks like all systems are a go for the reboot of ROBOCOP, following the casting of THE KILLING's Joel Kinnaman for the title role. 

Jose Padilha's film now has a firm release date, with Sony announcing August 9, 2013 for the new ROBOCOP to begin serving and protecting theatres once again. So mark that one down on your calendars, boys and girls. I know we're quite interested to see if this is going to work out as one terrible idea or a revival of a once cool series. 

Who's buying this for a dollar?

 

-Billy Donnelly

"The Infamous Billy The Kidd"

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  • March 12, 2012, 10:46 a.m. CST

    test

    by xega

    testing

  • March 12, 2012, 10:50 a.m. CST

    They should get..

    by Crazymaverick

    ...Peter Weller to play Dick Jones.

  • March 12, 2012, 10:52 a.m. CST

    I want to try NUKE.. exterminate all rational thought

    by Micah fendley

    Thanks for this, I hope its peter weller good. You just cant beat buckaroo bonzai..... you fucking hedonists

  • March 12, 2012, 10:53 a.m. CST

    MGM Brings You The Remake Nobody Asked For!

    by Sluggolicious

    Robocop is such a brilliantly executed bit of cinematic history that I don't understand the REASON for a remake. Although, it might be cool to see a well rendered CG version of the ED-209.

  • March 12, 2012, 10:54 a.m. CST

    It just won't be the same...

    by Santiago Charboneau

    Robocop's badassery lies in his retro-block machismo, not in sleak and shiny 2010's era CGI.

  • Which makes sense, but is not very fun..:(

  • March 12, 2012, 10:55 a.m. CST

    They should cast Peter Weller as Clarence J. Boddicker

    by Jake Pantlin

    Weller is awesome at playing evil, and I could totally see him in the role. Either that, or as Dick Jones!

  • March 12, 2012, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Laaaaaaaaate!!

    by nobbythehappyelf

    I pinged the ginger Fatty this news days ago... Not sure how I feel about this, I've always loved the original since it was released - however I'd also love to see more gritty hardcore stories with the Robo character...not the ever decreasing fluff that we've been subjected to since '87 That said I do have a soft spot for Robo2 as well...

  • March 12, 2012, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Fuck this remake

    by Mr. Lahey

    and don't call it the next day. Plus, tell all your friends you fucked it and that it was lethargic and lacking in personal grooming.

  • March 12, 2012, 11:17 a.m. CST

    I hope it's PG13

    by D o o d

    :o)

  • March 12, 2012, 11:21 a.m. CST

    After seeing this remake I'm gonna have to call a rape crisis hotline.

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • March 12, 2012, 11:22 a.m. CST

    PG-13 remake will probably do gangbusters with the youth of America. FICTION!

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • March 12, 2012, 11:34 a.m. CST

    The idea of a future policeman has changed......

    by cookylamoo

    To a drone the size of a housefly that tracks you down and kills you.

  • March 12, 2012, 11:35 a.m. CST

    MGM has re-booted everything else...

    by ryderdvs

    in 2006, they re-booted their three biggest franchises - Bond, Rocky, and The Pink Panther. While Casino Royale and Rocky Balboa were both excellent entries to each series, I'm still a bit skeptical on this one.

  • March 12, 2012, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Robocop: 1 good movie, 1 mediocre movie, then a bunch of crap

    by Raptor Jesus

    This franchise screams to be rebooted. I hope they don't fuck it up again.

  • March 12, 2012, 11:41 a.m. CST

    I don't LIKE IT!

    by Yamato

    and I won't got to see it, even for a dollar

  • March 12, 2012, 11:45 a.m. CST

    I had to kill Bob Morton cause he made a mistake...

    by performingmonkey

    Now it's time to erase that mistake!! Pah, wish I could erase this remake before it lenses......

  • March 12, 2012, 11:45 a.m. CST

    I was indifferent about this, but...

    by Kammich

    ...then I watched "Elite Squad." If that film is any indication, then Padilha is going to give us a badass, high-octane, hard-R reboot. Pray the studio allows him the freedom to do so. And really, how can you be offended by them rebooting Robocop? Its been over 20 years since they've released one, and the last one was absolute shit. I think this is a case of mistaken identity. This is a glorified sequel, like George Miller making a new "Mad Max" film with Tom Hardy.

  • March 12, 2012, 11:46 a.m. CST

    I will put it on my calendar -- to poop on!!

    by ATARI

  • March 12, 2012, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Fascist corporatism is now even worse than in the 80s

    by GARY MAKIN

  • March 12, 2012, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Ironically, this movie will probably be very corporate

    by GARY MAKIN

  • March 12, 2012, 11:57 a.m. CST

    They'll pay to see this "new character" kick ass

    by Mennen

  • March 12, 2012, 12:12 p.m. CST

    betting the "death" scene isn't as intense this time

    by nametaken

    was pretty gruesome seeing wellers shot up so sadistically.

  • March 12, 2012, 12:23 p.m. CST

    The Total Recall re-make....

    by Righteous Brother

    I read somewhere, its not even set on Mars.

  • March 12, 2012, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Tikidonkeypunch

    by Thomas

    John Carter's been out for only three days! For fuck's sake... Anyway, don't remake Robocop please. Just don't.

  • A lot of good action and a lot of good philosophical chatter would've filled that flick.

  • March 12, 2012, 12:58 p.m. CST

    I'm getting too damn obsolete for this job.

    by Mickster_Island

    a la Danny Glover

  • March 12, 2012, 1:05 p.m. CST

    I'm still struggling to see how this can work

    by Pipple

    I mean... hmm I do want to see Robocop looking more like a robot than a guy in a suit, and learning more about murphy before he becomes robo would make his story more tragic, both pluses. But some things are impossible to outdo in the original. It's like remaking Rocky, good luck with that. Most likely it'll end up like Tron, a sexy sleek hollow matrix wannabe. Yes Tron Legacy wasn't all that. I don't care if you're 10. I demand better.

  • March 12, 2012, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Unnecessary.

    by BiggusDickus

    Uninterested.

  • AICN has become fascist and censor their own site? I hope not. I hope it was just their website sucking again.

  • March 12, 2012, 1:07 p.m. CST

    godsunclebob

    by Tikidonkeypunch

    http://boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=3391&p=.htm

  • March 12, 2012, 1:08 p.m. CST

    godsunclebob

    by Tikidonkeypunch

    http://www.boxofficeguru.com/weekend.htm

  • March 12, 2012, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Can't wait to see the CGI'd ED-209

    by AlexDK

  • March 12, 2012, 1:12 p.m. CST

    So they are remaking perfect masterpieces now?

    by KilliK

    fucking hollywood.

  • March 12, 2012, 1:20 p.m. CST

    If it's not R don't bother.

    by Rob Jenson

    Also: why?

  • March 12, 2012, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Tikidonkeypunch

    by Thomas

    Basing the success of a movie on its opening weekend is actually one of the biggest problems Hollywood has. By stating 'John Carter is a bomb' after three days, based on shitty articles on box office sites, you're actually being part of the problem. So there. I'm sure you've got some more links for me to back your story up, but I'm never gonna check this talkback again, so I win. MUHAHAHA!!! Let's get back to complaining about the Robocop sequel, shall we?

  • March 12, 2012, 1:22 p.m. CST

    more proof the best of hollywood has already been made.

    by wierdo27

    bring back more directors, less remakes. more original ideas please more ridley, more verhoeven sooner or later, the remake of forbidden planet.. the problem with remakes is they're always looking in their rear view mirror to see if they are enough like their predecessor, but just different enough to be new. in the 80s, we had less technology, but our ideas were better. and they were original!!

  • March 12, 2012, 1:24 p.m. CST

    I would love to see more Robocop adventures

    by Rob Jenson

    and would love to see this be a sequel more than a reboot (rebootquel? that worked for super--wait) but in all honesty I have little faith this will be good. Maybe . . . if Aronofsky or someone of his caliber stepped aboard . . . but without a fresh vision or enticing the Big V back to revive the original vision, what's the point?

  • Robocop, Total Recall, Starship Troopers. Yet Hollow Man continues to go untouched.

  • March 12, 2012, 1:26 p.m. CST

    And if this DOES happen can we . . .

    by Rob Jenson

    . . . not have a bunch of CGI shit? Don't JC Robocop. That will inflate the budget and necessitate a PG-13 rating, and we'll get a shit product. Bring in a good writer, a good director, a medium budget requiring practical effects, and go to town.

  • March 12, 2012, 1:34 p.m. CST

    wierdo27, do you really feel there's a lack of original movies now?

    by Spandau Belly

    I know everybody loves to moan about how there's nothing original anymore and everything's a remake. But seriously, go to IMDB and check out the list of films being released each week. Less than one in four of the mainstream Hollywood releases each week is a remake. So even if you only watch Hollywood movies, you've got about 3 to 5 new films each week, which is way more movies than Hollywood cranked out in the 80s. When I was a kid there would be one or two new Hollywood movies a week and two or three tentpoles for the entire summer season, which was really just June to August. Now the summer movie season seems to go from March through September with at least one megabudget film per week. So all the people who gripe about modern movies all being remakes are wrong, and if you don't like modern movies then that's fine, just go re-watch 80s movies or don't watch movies at all.

  • March 12, 2012, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Weller as Clarence J. Boddicker or Dick Jones..

    by Crazymaverick

    ...Seconded! And Thirded! And Fourthed! I can't wait to watch him ask the bitches to leave :D

  • March 12, 2012, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Bitches...

    by Umi

    Leave!

  • March 12, 2012, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Why do people assume it's a remake....

    by niven

    ...when Robocop has always been a franchise outside of it's first film. Think people, it's not hard and you'd save yourself some hassle and bitching.

  • March 12, 2012, 1:46 p.m. CST

    nah, not really. I just like to bitch :D

    by wierdo27

    I'm not really up on too many remakes, though, cause they're mostly a cash grab at something you can't really recreate. the superhero genre, however, is all going through it's first round of decent films being made, with Spider Man being the first of the remakes (and that didn't take 20 years...see the problem?) But a lot of those superhero movies kick ass, and I would have loved those things back in the 80s, no doubt. but on remakes, they kill genres when there are more remakes being given the giant green light, because likely they aren't trying to say something new, they are instead trying to recapture some lost fire. I do think that the way they are doing the new star trek and judge dredd are the way to go; they are trying to do something new and fresh, which is always good. honestly, though, there have been some great, great flicks in the past few years, no country for old men probably being my favorite, and drive (anything refn) of course, but for the most part, I can't keep spending my money on (mostly) mediocre stuff in the theaters, when I am more consistently satisfied by the new tv fare (Game of Thrones, Mad Men) my rant is mostly about remaking genre classics, when they should be making NEW genre classics. any recommendations on sci-fi/fantasy theatrical releases in the past 10 years that are awesome must see entertainment? excluding the ones all the geeks have seen...

  • March 12, 2012, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Really want this to be as hardcore as the original...

    by Kill List Hammertime

    ...but you just know its gonna be tame.

  • March 12, 2012, 1:48 p.m. CST

    No. Just no.

    by Dick Jones

    Seriously, just leave Robocop be.

  • March 12, 2012, 1:48 p.m. CST

    CAN YOU FLY BOBBY?!

    by billyhitchcock1

    no remake please.

  • So bring it the fuck on! I want a new robocop concurrent with each new bond film. If you are gonna give me sequels to movies then by the gods man you could do worse than the robocop universe.

  • March 12, 2012, 1:51 p.m. CST

    You want more Twilight? FUCK no you don't.

    by UltraTron

    You want more Robocop? Fuck yeah you want that before you see anymore twilight hitting theaters.

  • March 12, 2012, 1:52 p.m. CST

    I did like the tv show, though

    by wierdo27

    production values were crap, yeah...but it was corny and weird and felt like it belonged in the same weird world verhoeven created. the "flavor" seemed right; it didn't take itself too seriously.

  • March 12, 2012, 2:01 p.m. CST

    I'll give it a chance

    by AlienFanatic

    Yes, the original Robocop was a great flick. It came out of nowhere and Verhoeven really made it his own. (Though I like Weller, I'd have to say his performance as Murphy was almost as flat as when he was Robocop.) However, everything after the original pretty much sucked. I think there's a lot of room to play with the concept. I hope that they attempt to craft an entirely new film, rather than going (at least from what I can see so far) Wes Anderson's copycat route with Total Recall. I'd rather see something fun and different, so I hope this works out.

  • March 12, 2012, 2:17 p.m. CST

    I won't buy that for a dollar

    by disfigurehead

  • All we get is shit re makes, gay superheros mincing about, alien/robots triying to take over the world, and emo teen versions of fair tales. Holly wood is clown shoes.

  • March 12, 2012, 2:47 p.m. CST

    So what you are saying is this movie will be full of

    by UltraTron

    gay robot alien clown shoe wearing emo teens?

  • March 12, 2012, 2:50 p.m. CST

    I can understand remakes..but not remaking classics

    by rakesh patel

    what purpose does it serve to alienate your core audience by remaking a classic? i watched both total recall and robocop about a week ago. both films still stand up on their own. A lot of that is to do with Paul Verhoeven, trying to recapture that makes no sense. we need a name a shame section for execs who continuously do this and push though shitty remakes. That way when it bombs the stinker of a final product latches onto them and they cant bury it and do the same thing again. Dont touch Robocop! remake The Philadelphia Experiment, Fantastic Voyage/ Inner Space, Westworld or something else!

  • March 12, 2012, 3:05 p.m. CST

    And Clint Eastwood wants to make a FOURTH version of A Star Is Born!!!

    by Royston Lodge

    Fucking remakes. ;-)

  • March 12, 2012, 3:21 p.m. CST

    UUU-UUUUUUUHH!! HELP MEEE!!!

    by highfunctioningsociopath

    DON'T TOUCH ME MAN!!!

  • Dead or Alive, you are coming with ME

  • March 12, 2012, 4:01 p.m. CST

    drones

    by KelVarnson

    I don't know what the story is going to be, but the controversial drones that are being used in Afghanistan are possibly going to be coming to police forces and could make for a good combatant for Robocop. Similar to original, but out of today's headlines.

  • March 12, 2012, 4:02 p.m. CST

    but I'm also not a fan of remakes - for the record

    by KelVarnson

  • March 12, 2012, 4:34 p.m. CST

    That guy who play Sheldon for Clarence Boddiker!

    by skycrapper

    Might as well... cause this will not improve upon the original.

  • March 12, 2012, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Repeat... Fuck This Remake

    by grendel69

    I watched the original this past weekend. Doesnt need a remake. Fuck. This. Remake.

  • March 12, 2012, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Jose Padilha

    by Beto

    Has already shown he can make multi-tonal films and presented some excellent reality bound action in the Elite Squad films that were made on the catering budget of Quantum of Solace.He's also known for his subversive takes on narrative and convention.

  • March 12, 2012, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Weller as Clarence

    by Mick

    I think we could be on to something there

  • March 12, 2012, 4:59 p.m. CST

    YEAH RIGHT!

    by MooseMalloy

  • March 12, 2012, 5:22 p.m. CST

    The Studio Must Have A Lot Of Confidence In This Project...

    by tensticks

    ...to bury it in the dog days of summer (August), where second-rate sequels, prequels, reboots and remakes go to die. (Conan the Barbarian 2011, anyone?) If they believed in it, it'd get a late spring release like the original, or an early summer like all the other big tentpole/franchises. I have a bad feeling about this.

  • March 12, 2012, 5:23 p.m. CST

    If I can't have a proper RoboCop 4 directed by Paul Verhoeven

    by lv_426

    then I say give us a RoboCop video game done GTA style where I can cruise around Detroit as Robo and get calls to respond to on the police cruiser's radio. Get Verhoeven to approve the storyline and new characters. Maybe pull a Die Hard 3 and have one of the main bad guys be Clarence Bodicker's evil brother. Of course there would also need to be a new OCP corporate villain as well. More ED209's and then some new OCP police and military robots for the player to fight as RoboCop (no Japanese cyber-ninjas though). It would be great if Peter Weller did the voice, but as long as they found someone that could do a proper imitation for all of RoboCop's lines, then I'd be okay with it. Also, we'd need more of the satirical news broadcasts and commercials too. They could do this similar to the way GTA IV did the TV stuff. Just have it so that whenever RoboCop (the player) goes up to a TV in any location, they can turn it on and watch these news reports and wacky commercials. I'd buy that for $60 dollars.

  • Teens have to sneak in to see and R Robo. A PG13 Robo would mean more tickets more cash and more of everything. So yeah. No R. Number of blood soaked ED-209 malfunction scenes in the remake? 0

  • It'll be EXACTLY like the Original, but just MORE! and BETTER! And now we have CG!

  • March 12, 2012, 5:43 p.m. CST

    alienfanatic, Wes Anderson's TOTAL RECALL

    by lv_426

    That would be interesting. Owen Wilson as Quaid/Hauser. Bill Murray as Cohaagen. I think I'd rather see that version than the remake we are getting from Len Wiseman.

  • March 12, 2012, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Verhoeven remakes

    by lv_426

    It truly sucks that in the span of two to three years, we are going to see all three of Paul Verhoeven's science fiction classics remade. Total Recall comes out later this year. Then it looks like RoboCop next summer. We haven't heard much on the Starship Troopers remake for awhile. I'm guessing that one will be made next year for a 2014 release. Unless either the RoboCop or Total Recall remakes bomb at the box office. Personally, I don't mind a Starship Troopers remake because Verhoeven's film was very different than the book. If another filmmaker were to give us a completely different take on Starship Troopers using the novel as their starting point, then I think that could be fun. We'd then have two different adaptations of Starship Troopers that could coexist just fine. The problem with RoboCop and Total Recall are that the remakes are only using the original films as their basis. Total Recall was based on a Philip K. Dick short story. Thing is this is Len Wiseman, director of Underworld and Live Free or Die Hard. Also, they are using the same title, Total Recall, instead of going back to the original story and crafting their own interpretation of it. From the sounds of it, the only major change they are making with the Total Recall remake is moving the setting from Mars to Earth, and probably no mutants like in Verhoeven's film. Same thing with RoboCop, although in this case there is no singular short story or novel to draw from. Their main source of material and form of inspiration will be Verhoeven's film. The chances of the filmmakers doing something as bold and memorable as the original RoboCop are slim at best.

  • - a perfect fit for the 80s. I'm thinking about scenes like the random corporate guy at the beginning of Robocop getting blown apart when ED-209 malfunctions and then everybody's "Eh, just another day at the office" attitude. The Peter Weller death scene where they're mocking and laughing at him as he's dying ("Does it hurt?"). The training scene in Starship Troopers, the rape scene in Showgirls, any of the death/sex scenes in Basic Intinct, the rotting meat in Flesh + Blood. These moments always made Verhoeven's movies seem more raw - dangerous even - than other action movies. Life seems cheap and it makes the violence visceral. I just don't think that kind of filmmaking can easily be duplicated in today's Hollywood system.

  • March 12, 2012, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Who cares? DEATH TO THE ROBOCOP REBOOT/REMAKE!!! Fuck you studios!

    by MENTALDOMINANCE

  • March 12, 2012, 6:47 p.m. CST

    "a once cool series"???

    by Roderich

    There was ONE fantastic good movie. Then garbage starting with Robocop 2. so: "once one cool film then shit" I'm sure its just a glitch...

  • March 12, 2012, 7:26 p.m. CST

    As long as he rolls in a Ford Taurus.

    by adeceasedfan

    I'd check it out.

  • March 12, 2012, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Why?

    by Yelsaeb

  • March 12, 2012, 9:16 p.m. CST

    every movie should have the government being privatized

    by Tigger Tales

  • March 12, 2012, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Anyone Remember the Robocop Arcade game?

    by Afzal

    Good times....

  • I dread to think what kind of watered down, face palm worthy shit this remake will be.

  • March 12, 2012, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Remakes of Shitty Sequels

    by Michael Clark

    Stop rebooting. I'd love to see a remake of Robocop 2, actually...just remove Frank Miller's crabby Fascism and get back to some real satire...human being as "product," and what happens when your identity is subsumed by a corporate logo. Screw the "drugs are fucking up our kids" message of the "original" sequel.

  • Get Weller to star. Use Rockstar's face system from LA Noir. For the record: the biggest advance in the history of modern video games is Rockstar's new face capture tech they used on LA Noir. Play LA Noir. Now put in any other game ever made. See? L.A. Noir is the first time actual actors have successfully made it into the digital world. The people emote with all the realism and nuance of actual humans. This is a landmark. This is the advance we've been waiting for and it's here now in just one game. Already missing it horribly in every other game I put in. Every other game ever made has puppet heads on a stick in comparison. This breakthrough should be discussed and brought to the attention of every director.

  • from any other game ever made. Just think about that. That's the difference their new face capture tech makes.

  • "Remakes suck!" Not always ... as Carpenter's "The Thing" disproves that theory. "Not another TV show brought to the big screen!" - Ah, but for every "Bewitched" we usually got a "Batman Begins." For every "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers" we might get "The Fugitive." I say each film should stand on its own merit and we should not decide based on trailers, photographs, or unfinished music or effects. Wait until you see a film before you rush to judgement. I remember the disappointment I felt after the first ""Mission: Impossible" film, but by the time "Ghost Protocol" came around, I had lost the stand-offish position I initially took. "Another fucking sequel" - Let's not forget that in many cases, the sophomore film is generally superior or equal to the first. "Godfather II", "The Dark Knight", "The Wrath of Khan", etc. "We're having such a glut of superhero movies now, why don't they come up with something original?" I don't know how most feel, but I am sincerely looking forward to seeing "The Avengers" and "Dark Knight Rising". As long as some of them are well made - and in my opinion, Marvel is doing a tremendous job in attempting to bring their universe to the big screen. I've been reading comics since the very early '60s and as a kid I tried to imagine some of the images I saw in those comics come to life. Of course, my template was based on what I had seen on television and at the theaters, so what we have been given is much better than I could have imagined as a child. In my eyes, that's a bonus to living into my late 50s. By the way, everyone who begged for something original, aside from those templates above. Your biggest complaint about "The Adventures of Tintin" was it was unknown outside of Europe. Don't blame those of us who knew of the characters for your lack of international perspective. By the way, the $135 million budget was rewarded with a worldwide take of nearly $373,646,000 - and the DVDs and BluRays don't even go on sale until the 19th. I read every post and talkback, and although I rarely respond myself, this talkback had me laughing so hard I had to take the time to thank you for the laughter. Some of you are brilliant in your observations and rely your knowledge and research to bring us insight. There are others who act like my FASD son who can never make up his mind either. Unfortunately, there are also the attention whores who hate on people, films and discussions simply because they're bored. Sorry for the interruption, I return you know to your regular bitchfest already in progress!

  • March 13, 2012, 1:44 a.m. CST

    @mickster_island, I BUY THAT FOR A DOLLAR!

    by ugh

    I would have had Murphy on the OCP board of directors as the new "old man", but I like your ideal.

  • March 13, 2012, 2:46 a.m. CST

    I wanna be Dick Jones!

    by plisskenman

    oh thats right i already am...

  • March 13, 2012, 3:04 a.m. CST

    On the slope downward...

    by Mischa van Dinter

    During the whole second movie, Robocop was a police-robot, not Murphy with his newly re-discovered humanity. It was violent, yes, but the movie had no real teeth, so to speak. Part 3, Robocop was still this police-machine and this time, the sarcasm of part was more like caricature. I mean, he is saving people's hosues from demolition ffs! After that, downhill with his violence-free criminal-of-the-week TV show. If this continues, in this remake, Robocop will be protecting an orphanage from being closed by an evil bank manager. This manager will have two incompetent henchmen who dress alike and the manager will hit them with a cane when they are being particularly incompetent. Robocop will have a comic relief sidekick, probably his systems engineer, who is smart but clumsy. The runtime will be 81 minutes and there will be a song and dance routine. Oh, and the evil bank manager will wear a cape and twirl his moustache.

  • March 13, 2012, 3:57 a.m. CST

    This will be PG-13

    by Wheel99

    and it will suck.

  • March 13, 2012, 6:16 a.m. CST

    And the "remake" screeching commences.

    by MisterManReturns

    Folks, remakes have been part of the industry from the beginning. Stop treating them as some sort of contemporary virus.

  • March 13, 2012, 6:25 a.m. CST

    Padilha as a director pretty much guarantees a hard-R

    by Ricardo

    Unless he has no control over the final product.

  • March 13, 2012, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Like to see someone out-design the original robocop.

    by UltraTron

    Iron Man's suitcase armor is the best robot design since robocop. I don't know if it achieves the term better. It's the best since certainly.

  • Nope. Blade, Hellboy and Batman are the only cool superhero's the rest are........Clown shoes!

  • March 13, 2012, 10:17 a.m. CST

    I saw the premier of the original, but I'm looking forward to a reboot.

    by BrannigansLaw

    While some of my nut dragging brethren are afraid to see a remake because it will only further solidify their midlife crisis, I embrace the super red porshe and 20 year old mistress while holding down my $20K hairpiece while doing 85 on PCH! Bring on the reboot! I can't wait to see how they update it.

  • March 13, 2012, 10:20 a.m. CST

    WHat happened in to the good old days of just making a sequel...

    by ZodNotGod

    Why not have Murphy discovered in cold storage by the new kids...they have to slam evil together.

  • March 13, 2012, 10:43 a.m. CST

    fucks wrong with these people????

    by sanford and gun

    Don't they know the world ends this December?

  • March 13, 2012, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Will ED-209 look like a microphone with legs?

    by Darth Macchio

    HBO's been playing old one-offs a lot lately and they put Robo on the other day...I love that scene when Murphy drives up to the OCP building that Dick Jones has protected by ED-209 and just sets up that artillery gun and just blows the shit out of ED like nothing. I also like how Weller turns around for a moment walking up the steps as ED's, well...legs, take a few steps and then sputter and collapse. Also when Nancy Allen lights up that one guy who just magnet dumped Robo too - something about definitive weaponry that is always satisfying on film, yes? But even seeing Robo in the theater - I was always a bit distracted by ED 209's distinct microphone appearance. Never knew if it was on purpose or what...(given the level of satire and all that, etc)...

  • March 13, 2012, 5:46 p.m. CST

    The irony of a brazilian directing a ROBOCOP movie is that...

    by AsimovLives

    ... in the late 90s there was this brazilian music group called MAMONAS ASSASSINAS, and they specialized in humour and satire songs. and one of their songs was called ROBOCOP GAY. And it was hysterical!! The funniest thing imaginable! Everytime i heard about this remake and that the director is brazilian, i always remmber "Robocop Gay". It's hard to take it seriously. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf5RJbAPkSI

  • March 13, 2012, 5:56 p.m. CST

    @i_max_U_mini

    by rakesh patel

    I dont think anyone is saying remakes suck, i think remakes of classics that should be left alone suck V shows brought to the big screen do suck. Id dont think batman begins belongs on your list there, bewitched certainly one of the worst, um, beverly hillbillies, starsky and hutch, charlies angels. i have no idea why these films were made. Mission impossible, star trek, naked gun series are great. Honestly i think its different for tv series that transition to the big screen. I don't think that people expects for them to be given another chance. A film from a tv series are two seperate entities. 21jump street core concepts may be from the tv series but it's not the tv series, those older audience that go may go for the name recogition and nostalgia. those teens who go wont have a clue about the series. everyone wins ( kinda) Are sequels superior to the first?. rolling out "Godfather II", "The Dark Knight", "The Wrath of Khan", etc.... ( superman II?) well with the exception of the dark knight. Those sequels were decades ago! Sequels tend to be a cash grab. I think comic book movies are an exception, theres a wider story to be told, and the first movie always tends to be the origin. fopr every spiderman 2 and xmen 2 there s a spiderman 3 and xmen 3, a matrix trilogy , a meet the fockers,scream, american pie, saw cash grab, straight to video pile it into the ground sequel. Everyones looking forward to the avengers and dark knight rising..but there has been a glut of super hero movies, some disappointing ( green lantern) but as much as i like sthe genre ( i also read comics growing up.. as well as picking up a whole bunch now) it can be a bit of the same thing. Watching chronicle for me was a revelation because it was so different from the usual stuff. Maybe Iron Man 2 would have been a whole lot better if they had been braver and not made Justin Hammer into a buffon and make stark take a complete fucking nosedive into acholism. I dont think anyone really bitched about the batman begins remake.. we wanted more batman and we all wanted the stink from batman and robin to go away ( many have bitched about Heath Ledger being cast. everyone got that wrong!) but for every batman reboot, theres a superman returns reboot We're gonna disagree whats a classic, but it's just that some films just dont need to be remade.

  • I found it refreshing.