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The New ROBOCOP Suit Is Making Its Way To The Film's Early Promo Posters, Too!!

Published at: Sept. 17, 2012, 10:01 a.m. CST by The Kidd

The Kidd here...

Things aren't exactly off to a promising start for the ROBOCOP reboot. There's been all sorts of rumblings of studio interference crippling Jose Padilha's vision for the character. Drew McWeeny absolutely skewered the script when he reviewed it over his Twitter, and then last week, we got the set pic of the new suit design (a redesign that was never really necessary, except for change's sake). It's really hard not to be skeptical that RoboCop as we know him will be done in a way that doesn't completely ignore all the genius in Paul Verhoeven's original. 

Case in point... an early promo poster that Cine1 got their hands on, which features the updated armor and a tagline that's really trying to be clever but doesn't seem to get the ideas which ROBOCOP presents. I get that we haven't seen a frame of footage yet, and who knows? Maybe there was a massive overhaul of the story before they put it in front of cameras to fix all of the wrongs that seemed prevalent throughout what they were operating with... I guess there's still that tiny bit of optimism to keep hope alive. But I'm getting the feeling we're heading more for ROBOCOP 3 territory than anything even close to the original. 

Somewhere Nordling's heart is breaking...

 

-Billy Donnelly

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  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:01 a.m. CST

    test

    by xega

    test

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:07 a.m. CST

    It doesn't need to be like the original. It shouldn't even try

    by cgih8r

    I can't think of a better way to respect the original than by trying something completely different with new ideas.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:07 a.m. CST

    needs more bitches.

    by THE_CH0PPAH

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Xega

    by DirtyWookie

    Yeah... It works!!

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Enthusiasm is rock bottom so it can only get better from here

    by Pigdog

    Right?

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Not-as-high hopes

    by Chris Stewart

    I had high hopes for this given the cast, but that suit is bothersome. Looks too much like a ninja or a power ranger. Still holding out hope though.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:10 a.m. CST

    also. the bitches should leave.

    by THE_CH0PPAH

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Needs Miguel Ferrer

    by Pigdog

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:12 a.m. CST

    You people are utterly ridiculous.

    by Chadley BeBay

    You can take ANYthing and just hate hate hate hate. Saying nonsensical, baseless assertions like "(a redesign that never really happened, except for change's sake)" Uh...okay? and this gem:"tagline that's really trying to be clever but doesn't seem to get the ideas which ROBOCOP present" Yeah because Robocop was so fucking brilliant with its groundbreaking "corporate=bad' theme. Jesus what planet are you people from? Seriously, there is more talking-out-of-asses on this site....

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:12 a.m. CST

    maybe itll have that DREDD vibe..maybe itll just be ROBOFLOP.

    by Jaymie69

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:12 a.m. CST

    This site's become a joke.

    by Retlaw Kciuq

    But what do I know..., I also don't know Batman but enjoyed it overall compared to The Avengers and John Carter.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Only a true fan knows who he is without google

    by Pigdog

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Only a true fan knows who he is without google

    by Pigdog

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Studio Interference....

    by John Walker

    ....is never a good thing. It's like asking your realtor to help you decide what colors to paint with. There's a reason you never see the credit: "Directed by Paramount CEO Rich McAhole."

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Robocop is the first movie that damaged me.

    by JP

    Murphys insane death Ed 20-9 blasting Mr Kinny to pieces Man getting shot in the dick Bob Morton grenade face Melty acid man Sianara Robocop Man...that shit fucked me up. And I thank you!!

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Is bitching

    by pk money

    about a script on twitter really considered a review? That being said, not a fan of the first look at the costume either, so the poster doesn't do much for me. Though, I strangely don't have a problem with the tagline. Am I missing something (a brain maybe?) or doesn't that seem like something an OCP of today would use as a slogan?

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:16 a.m. CST

    The new suit sucks wet robocock....

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    It's funny I was picturing in my head something reminiscent of the old design but updated, more sleek and perhaps with more robotic looking legs or arms...something sorta like General Grevous limbs to stand out as not just another guy in a suit. Basically I was hoping for something that had the spirit of the old design but was still fresh and creative in some manner. Instead all we are getting is a lazy hybrid of Batman/Ironman. Motherfucking YAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWNNNN.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:16 a.m. CST

    I am so not disheartened by this or other imagery...

    by ckone

    YET. There really is NO way to recapture the brutal magic that was in the original. We know this because all subsequent attempts have failed miserably. Robo 2 stunk in concept and execution, and 3 was even worse. This should be an attempt to update as well as be its own animal. If I want to see Verhoevens Robocop, I will watch it on Netflix or grab a copy of the Blu if it's available. I saw the spy photo of the suit and it look pretty darn cool. And Modernized. And the tag line makes perfect sense for OPC. So seriously I think people are freaking out over nothing so far. Also I DO wonder if there had been a leak about the original script, from the OG movie, if people would have panned some of the campiness that would have been noticed throughout the film...2000SUX, I'll buy that for a Dollar, all that stuff works on film, but if you are reading it you probably rip it apart.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:16 a.m. CST

    4 out of 5 plants agree...

    by j

    Bullshit regurgitation of existing properties recycled into lowest common denominator pap is highly marketable! This kind of crap says more about humanity than it does about movies.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Studio interference?

    by j

    I would think this whole project is studio regurge. StudioExec1: We have the name and character rights... lets brainstorm some concepts and "highlights" for an awesome trailer and kick a script doctor into wrapping a movie around it! StudioExec2: Twilight meets GI Joe! We'll kill on the demographics! StudioExec3: ...Giant Spider? StudioExec1: Pure Gold! We're done here, lets kick it downstairs for development. Dibs on Executive Producer credit!

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:29 a.m. CST

    They should have gone completely the other way and made RC totally CGI

    by FluffyUnbound

    The suit they chose accentuates the fact that you're dealing with Man In Suit instead of hiding it. In this day and age, why is there a human in the frame at all? A more truly horrifying and dehumanizing fate is waking up after you get fragged as a cop and they've stuck your brain in some kind of giant chrome spider bristling with cameras and weapons.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:32 a.m. CST

    fluffyunbound

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    That's sorta what they did to the villain in RC2...stuck his brain in this big monstrous robot body. That shit was creepy as a kid.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:34 a.m. CST

    captionkirk is right, this isn't studio interference

    by rev_skarekroe

    This is a studio creation. Everything about the script and design was dictated to creative people by guys in suits talking about how Batman's costume tests well among males aged 16-24.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:35 a.m. CST

    I remember the drug-addicted replacement Robocop

    by FluffyUnbound

    I was thinking something less chunky, and more insect-like. Like a cross between the Curiosity probe and a stick figure drawing of some kind of giant ant monster. Something that you look at it and it looks like it could potentially move in any direction at once, or that any part of it might suddenly turn into a weapon. Remember the head trying to run away on spider legs in the Carpenter THE THING? Like that but metal.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Whiners who whine about the whiners are whiners too

    by Rtobert

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:39 a.m. CST

    I'd buy that for a dollar!!!

    by BilboRing

    Fuck yeah!

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:39 a.m. CST

    I hope they CGI the armor ... no wait no i don't

    by kingoflight

    Seriously that's the only way they will improve it. It's a boring design and CGI is not the way to improve design. Batmans armor is back but at least that was interesting with design elements.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Once again, another movie fails 10 months before release

    by originalmemflix

    The careers of an up and coming director and an actor's first shot at a leading role fall apart because of rumor and conjecture.

  • Try pulling your head out of your ass before complaining about others. Themes of identity, memory, what makes us human...these, and more, are present in the original. It's not for nothing that the movie ends with Robocop stating his actual name. Bonehead.

  • mentality that these people have. That's the problem. They're approaching this whole thing like he's some super commando from a 22nd century space sci fi adventure. He's not. He's a big, walking chrome tank who is about as subtle as a T-Rex. He's not a cyborg ninja. He's not supposed to be leaping around of rooftops. He's not batman. He's not ironman. He's Robocop. What part of ROBO do these flaming morons not understand? I want to be optimistic. I really do. But that was torn away the more crap we saw coming out of this production. And that suit...that suit is the last straw. For so many of us. I think I speak for about 95% of us when I say "Fuck you. Fuck you with a sharp, flaming stick. Right in your money grubbing asses, you fat out-of-it suits pulling the strings. Get your shit together, or watch your movie go up in flames." I hope anyone who actually tries and pay to see this and encourages the general douchbaggery they're exhibiting...trips and smashes their front teeth out on the curb outside the theater. In a perfect world, this film would make 0 dollars, and we'd all laugh.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Not feeling the tagline either, Kidd...

    by Bill C.

    It just doesn't work as a poster bon mot. "We've got the future under control" should appear in an OmniCorp commercial (voiced by Patrick Stewart, given a choice), or maybe have someone say it in the trailer, but in print (and, embracing my inner nitpicker, in the Terminator font to boot)...nnnno.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:48 a.m. CST

    the_ch0ppah---i've got this TB under control..

    by Robert Evans

    as you said..bitches leave. I suggest you do the same.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:49 a.m. CST

    People are Robocoppin' like they just don't care

    by I_Snake_Plissken

  • Agility is not something you should be looking for in robocop. He's built to walk through a hail of gunfire, not leap around and do flips for fuck's sake. Why would you need an agile robocop? WHY? To chase down bad guys? Robocop is not batman. He doesnt NEED to chase them down. He is NOT afraid to shoot them in the legs - and he has perfect aim even from a hundred yards - why in SHIT would he need to go bounding and flipping around? If a bad guy runs away, guess what? He puts a bullet square in their asshole. He can track their thermal signature anyway - they arent going to get away. That's the whole thing about him that made him cool in the first place - YOU need to run from him - he keeps his cool - he doesnt need to run to hunt you down and get you. And if he chooses, he can shoot your feet off so you cant run. If you think he wouldnt, you must not have payed attention to the movies.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:52 a.m. CST

    That's a fine close up of a car...

    by quicksilver80

    As seen in autovista in Forza 3

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:54 a.m. CST

    choppah

    by THE_CH0PPAH

    after you.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:55 a.m. CST

    The only action hero to have his name tattooed on his dick.

    by Christian Sylvain

    That is his dick right?

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Re: Remakes In General

    by ArmageddonProductions

    You can use the old "they've been doing remakes since the birth of cinema" (which is true) argument 'til you're blue in the face, but the concept of the remake has changed considerably today from even what it was back in the Eighties. Back when THE FLY and THE THING were remade, studios were more willing to leave the creative controls in the hands of, well, you know CREATIVE PEOPLE. Not so today! These days, you have twenty guys, none of whom are qualified to write, direct, edit, design or probably even WATCH a fucking movie in charge of how a movie gets made. That means twenty guys are tossing out jaw-droppingly bad ideas and the writer(s), director, editor, special effects guys and whoever else is working on any given movie is contractually and financially obligated to execute those ideas. In the case of the ROBOCOP remake, it means some twenty-something asshole with a B.A. in marketing and the inherent ability to kiss enough ass to make it to the head of development -- and who probably HEARD about the original ROBOCOP when he was in high school -- "suggested" (meaning "decreed") that the new Robocop suit would be "strongly reminiscent" of both THE DARK KNIGHT and/or IRON MAN, seeing as how those two movies (more specifically, THE AVENGERS and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES) pretty much got all the money this past summer. Who the fuck cares about how lousy the script is? Studios haven't given a tin-plated shit about scripts for at least the last decade or so; they pretty much placed it at the bottom of their priorities back at the beginning of the decade when theater attendance dropped dramatically at they all met with theater owners to decide how to get it to go back up again. You have the "Robocop" name, which still has mucho recognition, and you have a dude who looks like either Iron Man or Batman from THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, depending on your preference. It'll be a huge opening weekend and have enough legs to carry over to Blu-Ray/Amazon Prime/iTunes, then a half-life on countless TNT/FX reruns. That's pretty much what this is all about. Nobody gave a fuck how much you revered the original TOTAL RECALL, NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, FRIDAY THE 13TH, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, THE MECHANIC, THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1-2-3, ARTHUR, HALLOWEEN, THE FOG, THE CRAZIES, DAWN OF THE DEAD, DAY OF THE DEAD, WALKING TALL, HAIRSPRAY or FOOTLOOSE, either. In fact, they're COUNTING on it.

  • Motherfucking shit pisses me off. I don't mind ads on sites, but don't fucking auto-play video with sound up. FUCK THAT.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 11:01 a.m. CST

    I usually bag on the talkbacktards for hating on everything...

    by bigbaldpapa

    But what we have seen so far is abhorrent. As of right now, I do not think that I would $1 this on RedBox.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Fuck it to hell boy did that ball get dropped far

    by Creative

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Fuck this boy did that ball get dropped rather hard.

    by Creative

  • But who the fuck am I kidding? The only things that gives me a shred of hope is the cast.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 11:19 a.m. CST

    One thing I've gotta say...

    by veebeeyes

    As shitty as this is looking to turn out, I don't really see the cause for all the anger. So the movie ends up sucking, big deal. I never wanted a Robocop remake in the first place, and I've still got the original, so what's the problem? And all the talk about studio interference? So what? It sounds like this remake was gonna get made anyway, and that Padilha is just a hired gun. It's not as if this was some dream project that he was shopping around for years trying to get funding for. This movie is a studio creation pure and simple. If a hire a dude to direct MY movie, and I decide that the character's gonna have a black costume, then goddamnit he's gonna have a black costume. If the director has a problem making the movie I want made, then he shouldn't have taken the job. Of course, the movie still looks like shit, but I just don't see what's getting people so angry here.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Let me get this straight ...

    by theoyboy

    None of you, The Kidd included, have seen a single frame of film on this RoboCop remake and yet you have passed judgement on it because of a Total Recall remake? I'm growing tired of this site, the snarky articles and the ill-informed fan boys making judgment calls on a film they have yet to see because of their connection to a film made 25 years ago. For those of you who keep comparing this film to that of Paul Verhoeven's genius in 1987, go watch that film because nothing will ever duplicate its tone. They tried that in RoboCop 2, 3 and the Prime Directives mini-series. Why try again? This one will not even try to duplicate it. You would know that if you read the script. This site wears me out. Rarely are there exclusive or scoops. Only re-tread and value judgements based off the reporting of others (Kudos to McWeeny grabbing a script and making informed comments), which, by the way, suddenly becomes gospel. There is no true journalism here, and it shows. Just a bunch of fan boys blabbing without much knowledge of what they're talking about. I should know this by now, what with the skepticism and judgements passed on Caesar, The Joker in the Dark Knight and the negativity blasted at the crew making Dredd (oh, the helmet is not right!) before seeing a single scene on film. It's embarrassing reading this site sometimes, and to see it seeping into the posts authored by writers who "hear" things (see: I read it elsewhere and have since followed the flock) is downright bothersome. Do none of you realize what is going on here? Will the new RoboCop suck? It's possible. Will it be middle-of-the-road good? It's possible. Will it be a new spin on a character that has been bastardized nearly a half-dozen times by directors attempting to re-create the tone since Verhoeven's vision was on screen? We'll see. At least this crew is trying to be different with the storyline, the look and the approach to the material. I can't say the same with what we've seen over the last 20 years of Robo-iterations. Give it time. Let this movie breathe before you kill the damn thing.

  • when he is first introduced? He's not a sports car, he's a bad ass Mack truck, to use the auto analogy.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 11:26 a.m. CST

    What made the original Robocop great...

    by King_Knut

    I was going to write a long and wordy article about why the original Robocop was such a great and seminal film, although very much of its time, drawing comparisons to other 80's tales of corporate back-stabbing such as Wall Street or Working Girl, and expounding the myriad Christian metaphors, the exploration of identity and masculinity, the dehumanising effects of technology... ...and then I realised how fucking boring that was, and that really, I should just petition my local cinema to re-screen the original.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 11:27 a.m. CST

    I like Joel Kinnamon a lot. So there.

    by Raptor Jesus

    WTF I like science fiction movies. I'll go. If it sucks, it sucks, it won't kill me to see a movie that doesn't work. Hell, I enjoyed Battleship more than TDKR.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 11:27 a.m. CST

    MAJOR SUCKAGE IN SIGHT SUITS 1 - PADILHA 0

    by theplant

    YOU SUCK YOU SUCKER

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 11:29 a.m. CST

    HERE IS OUR POSTER THAT SUCK FOR A MOVIE THAT SUCK

    by theplant

    BUY YOUR TICKETS, WE ARE THE PITCH REJECTION PRODUCERS WE KNOW BETTER WE TOLD TARANTINO HE WOULD GET NOWHERE WITH ALL THOSE KILLERS TALKING ROYAL CHEESE

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 11:31 a.m. CST

    ROBOFLOP

    by theplant

    CRAP COSTUME, CRAP POSTER, CRAP SCRIPT.... CRAP FILM!

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Dogmatic

    by King_Knut

    I saw Bus 174 when it came out at the cinema, and I thought he did an excellent job of burrowing under the perceived knowledge about the failings of Brazilian society (which, if anything, are increasingly buried as the World Cup and Olympics tick closer). I haven't seen Tropa de Elite or its sequel(s?), but if his first film was anything to go by, and the studio haven't interfered as much as we all fear, we might find his vision of Robocop presents a scythe-like skinning of what is pulling America apart, from someone who has seen the ravaging extremes of capitalism in his own lands.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Murphy's demise is still the most savage death I've ever seen in movies.

    by 5secondfuse

    It's just ugly and brutal to watch even after Clarences little jokes, in fact it gives it more impact. It's also probably due to the fact that Robocop was the very 1st 18 rated movie I ever watched by myself. I was about 12/13. It blew my mind to pieces watching it. Just the sheer mindblowing awesomeness of it. Over the years you realize it's a masterpiece. The story, characters, great script and perfectly cast actors make it a masterpiece. Black humour and staggering violence. Totally unmakeable in todays Hollywood mindset and so everyone knows this remake will fail miserably. Verhoeven is God to me and his movies can't be remade. Total Recall already proved that. Starship Troopers is beyond awesome and that remake will fail. What's next?...........Basic Instinct? You just wish Ed209 would walk in on some of these hollywood studio execs and just go to town on all of them, the talentless useless brown nosing fucks. 1st target - Tom ' in Die Hard 5 we'll see that John McClanes son is a bigger badass than his father ' Rothman. BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 11:35 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Robocop? More like ROBOCRAP.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 11:39 a.m. CST

    @ dogmatic - places he can't go? Like where?

    by wcolbert

    If they hide behind a wall, he can break it down. If they climb a ladder, he can shoot them down on the way up. The point is, they're not going to get a CHANCe to go where he cant. Don't forget, he has immense strength - can bend solid steel and flip a car easily. A brick wall isnt going to stop him. And he does have access to some pretty heavy artilery if he needs to smoke someone out. Anyway...let's say robo cant get at someone for some reason - that's what the other cops are for. He does have a partner. Makes it a more interesting dynamic.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 11:39 a.m. CST

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

    by Bob_Guy

    But, based on what I've seen so far... My wallet's still in my pants.

  • The first Robocop was so frigging perfect, I just can't understand a 'reboot'.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 11:53 a.m. CST

    UG. Terrible

    by calloway98

    This looks like a guy in a rubber suit... not a "Robo-cop". I will skip this, like I do MOST remakes.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Best part of these remakes...

    by Lucky13

    The TB's with all the discussion regarding the originals. Much more enjoyable then 99% of the remakes themselves.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 11:59 a.m. CST

    openthepodbaydoorshal

    by Chadley BeBay

    Eat my shit man. The point is the themes were not so groundbreaking. No one fucking loves the first movie more than me, but yeah the whole BRILLIANT SATIRE thing gets old. It had great satire, but it wasn't like the first time anyone had seen the themes. And all that other shit you mention really doesn't speak to what I was thinking. Yes, he mentions his name at the end because he represents the 'drone' or 'corporate cog' regaining his identity. I know the movie more than you do, I'd be willing to bet. To say everything in it is some kind of sacred cow, thats bullshit. And the suit looks awesome. So fuck ya

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 12:07 p.m. CST

    I had to kill this poster because it made a mistake.

    by Mr. Pricklepants

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Is it so bad, to properly say, "We HAVE the future under control"?

    by MovieManStill

    It sounds more powerful, on top of it.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Robocop was an iconic character. Why change him?

    by Johnnybazookaboz

    Man i just cant get past this rubber suit crap. Yes try new stuff in the movie. Reboot it or whatever but robocop should look like robocop. You wouldnt reboot the Hulk as red or batman in a red cape! No no no its just plain wrong!

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Has there been an 80's movie remake that wasn't shit?

    by Quake II

    Why does anyone hold out ANY hope for this film? EVERY SINGLE remake of a 1980's film has been mediocre-absolute shit. Yet I still see talkbackers saying "let's wait and see". Fool me once, shame on you...Fool me 9 times and I'm a fucking moron! Give up hope kiddies, this PG-13 Robocop will be fogettable at best and a travesty at worst. Hopefully the remake trend dies out very soon. Hollywood is starting to lose money (Total Recall) on this crap and if Robocop is another 150 million dollar bomb then maybe we can move forward with some original ideas.

  • Before the NC-17 rating was in use the MPAA gave the original cut of Robocop an X due to excessive brutal violence and gore. Thankfully they put the trimmed footage back in the Blu ray and called it UNRATED. You think this new Robocop will even be anywhere close to an X rating? We'll be lucky to get a "hard" PG-13.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 12:20 p.m. CST

    I had to kill this poster because it made a mistake.

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    Are you the same guy that used to always do the variation on that line?

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 12:21 p.m. CST

    For me, it just has to be better than Robocop 2 & Robocop 3

    by xannibal

    And that ain't saying much.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Boo this movie.

    by adeceasedfan

  • And I realize that there's only so many themes and plots that exist in the universe. It's the execution. Remove Verhoeven, and you have a pale imitation (why the sequels and such, sucked). But hey. It's a free country. Enjoy this along with the seven other people in the theater on opening night.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 12:32 p.m. CST

    xannibal..Robocop 2 was fantastic. This new one won't come close.

    by Quake II

    If I was a studio exec I would greenlight a shot-by-shot remake of Robocop updated with modern effects and that's it. Like Gus Van Sant did with Psycho. Exact same dialogue, designs and scenes as the original but with new actors and some CGI effects. THAT Robocop remake would get my money.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Shouldn't be like the original but

    by Steve Lamarre

    it fails if it doesn't make the main character painfully tragic, and the corporation behind the Robocop's creation an ironic web of evil and violence.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 12:36 p.m. CST

    why does it have to be called RoboCop?

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    change the character's name, OCP (already done, as Omnicorp), maybe a different city, and you can just make a film about an injured cop in a suit and have your own franchise right there. If there's as much studio interference as there seems, surely they could have demo focus grouped a money-friendly concept of their own? <P> The fact that this is so obviously for the kids out there who don't know or give a shit about RoboCop (and nor do they, as the suit shows) would allow them to just dump the RoboCop title. Name recognition can't mean that much to them if they're going to make the lead character unrecognisable. <P> I wouldn't have thought a remake was worth it, unless of course you were going to accentuate the good/memorable parts, and trade off those. It's like remaking Dirty Harry, except he's not called Callahan, he's not a cop and he doesn't play dirty. At some point, you've got to just say, what was the point?

  • I think I'm going to watch the original on Netflix now to take the bad taste away. This thing looks like it'll have less mileage than a 6000 SUX...

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 12:51 p.m. CST

    website omnicorp.com

    by rubbiboy

    I wonder why no one mentioned this yet: www.omnicorp.com nice little ad on there...

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Padilha's CV will have no bearing on this

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    he'll have very little say in the film. The studio took him on because he's a good, up and coming director that may influence the cinephile demographic (same with the impressive cast list). He took the role because it would increase his exposure and lead to bigger and better projects. Maybe he was naive and thought he'd actually be allowed to make a good film? Can't blame him for taking the project and it could still prove to have been a good move for him. He'll get over all the shit and it may even strengthen his determination to make better work in the future, on his own terms.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Looks like TRON 3.

    by Chris

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 1 p.m. CST

    Calm down

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    Padilha got this.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Looks like a different color body to me

    by Monolith_Jones

    That doesn't look the same as that matte black body in the set pics. Also, the tag line isn't that bad. I probably wont see this either way.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 1:11 p.m. CST

    This film is going to make Robocop 3 seem like high art

    by Gutshot Clown

    My only prayer is that this obscenity of a film encourages WB to remake the Harry Potter franchise... like now. Just because I like watching HP fans cry.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 1:12 p.m. CST

    It's a free society...

    by coalesce99

    'cept, there ain't nothin' free cuz there's no guarantees...ho ho...law of the jungle...ho ho ho...

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Can you fly bobby?

    by shaft478

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Cops don't like me, so I don't like cops

    by shaft478

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 1:22 p.m. CST

    You probably don't think I'm a very nice guy

    by shaft478

    Buddy, I think you're slime

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Well give the man a hand!

    by shaft478

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 1:25 p.m. CST

    I usually drive when I'm breaking in a new partner

    by shaft478

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Tastes like baby food!

    by shaft478

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 1:28 p.m. CST

    You're dead....we killed you....we killed you!

    by shaft478

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 1:34 p.m. CST

    When did AICN start auto-playing ads with sound?

    by HarveyManfrenjenson

    It's incredibly annoying and makes me not want to visit this site.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 1:48 p.m. CST

    fat_rancor_keeper

    by Mr. Pricklepants

    Nope.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Fanbois have ALWAYS been like this...same as politics..

    by Darth Macchio

    Funny how people are always saying how they're "getting tired" of people going apeshit over a single image on AICN as if this has only being going on a few months or years. How long have you been here? A year? It's been like this since for-freaking EVER! Just like whining about politics - oh it's so ugly THIS year...oh my, this is the WORST its ever been. Uhh..no, it's not at all, actually. Just the worst you've ever seen it in your lifetime and, fortunately for everybody who isn't you, your life does not encompass all of humanity's time and existence. Thanks for the suggestion though!

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Jose Padilha has earned my respect with both Elite Squads

    by Judge Briggs

    I'll wait and see what the trailer looks like before passing judgement ... the Elite Squads flicks were terrific and this movie has some good talent in it. So many fan boyz in here crying over SPY SHOTS ... it's nuts! ... and if you haven't seen any of the Elite Squad movies - stfu- and go do it. They're worth it.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 2:40 p.m. CST

    That auto-ad is the FUCKING WORST!

    by Judge Briggs

    Get rid of that POS! PLEASE!

  • This movie is going to miss the whole point of the original by an entire Parsec. All the satirical and sardonic commentaries on the topical pop-cultural influences and political perspectives underlying a gloriously gratuitously violent movie.... .....whooooosh. Out of the window. I can just see the studio suits telling the writers that today's audiences are too ADD to get all that political satire and subversive criticism. And the sad part is that they will be right. And then of course all the unrepentant violence will be castrated by the MPAA rating system and the pussy-studio suits thinking about the bottom line and the number of action figures they can sell (as if the original had any problems selling toy Robocop action figures, comic books and video games after the R-rated movie came out). But this is the new wave of movie making. We all saw it with the "Amazing" Spalding-man. As long as it has a boffo opening weekend and does beaucoup numbers overseas, then the studios will not give a crap what the critics or fanboys say as they greenlight the inevitable shit-stain of a sequel. Get ready for the inevitable E.T. remake (which they pretty much already did with that crapfest that Jar JAr Abrams puked out last year), the Jaws remake (oh wait,....) and the Star Wa.....never mind.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Money can't save humanity

    by christpunchers2007

    But I highly doubt the studio suits responsible for this Batman/Ironman/Tron/Transformer amalgamation they conveniently called Robocop understands the original like its fans do.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Silver Robocop

    by MadC

    Someone over at imgur made a color swap, in case you´re interested: http://i.imgur.com/aUEgR.jpg

  • Jee woon Kim's first American feature is, what looks like your standard actioner being released in January. Siri directed The Nest, and followed that by the Bruce Willis vehicle Hostage. He's now back to foriegn films. John Woo's first American film was Hard friggin Target. Like a master chef hired to make a tasty burger.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 3:28 p.m. CST

    the only thing this movie will have in advantage is...

    by uberfreak

    the CG of Ed and Robocop fighting hand to hand. Other than that I don't see how they can top it.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 3:29 p.m. CST

    UGH!!

    by ATARI

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Looks EXACTLY like the Rise of Cobra marketing campaign....

    by john

    from the font to the shiny silver lettering on shiny black, everything about this reeks of Rise of Cobra, and therefore everything about this sucks.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Robocop colorswap...

    by veebeeyes

    still looks pretty bad, but at least that looks more like Robocop. Still, I think one of the most defining things about real Robocop was just how HUGE he was. I hope the guys doing the remake aren't getting rid of that aspect, and are making him look bigger on screen. I don't have much of a problem with the ED-209 redesign, though. Pretty much instantly recognizable as ED-209. But you know...as awesome as ED-209 was, I just don't think that it was that important in the grand scheme of things. So while I think that the Robocop redesign should at least pay respect to the original, I'd sort of liked to see them going really all out on redesigning ED-209. Why does it have to look like another robotic chicken? They should have gotten crazy and done something really new and original. I totally understand the "that's not Robocop" complaints, but ED-209? Who gives a shit if ED-209's design is faithful to the original...they can mess with that all they like.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 3:58 p.m. CST

    actually I prefer ed-209 stick close to the original...

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    ...which is why I guess I like Transformish update. But robocop needed to look something like his 80's counterpart. And if not, for God's sakes at least do something original and not lazy as they have done. madc posted a fan edit with silver added in....that looks a little better imo.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 4:16 p.m. CST

    I'm not arresting you anymore.

    by westie

    One of my favorite lines. Never heard a cop hero come out and say it so blatantly.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 4:22 p.m. CST

    be hard-r sci-fi action. Go see it instead.

    by Aiden Blackwell

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Oh cool they used the "Terminator" font on the poster

    by CT1

    It's always good to evoke the emotions of other successful films to maximize profit in todays competitive "entertainment" industry. Sure, people might argue about trivial things like Christopher Nolan's blockbuster success "The Dark Knight" trilogy is PG-13, but then somebody will come along and say Christopher Nolan's "epic" films aren't gigantic CGI videogames, which indubitably "Robocop" will involve giant colossal amazing CGI battles between emotionless mindless drone bloodless cannon-fodder robots in which "Robo" can dispatch in all kinds of Cool amazing videogamey ways, it's cool when filmmakers understand tension and stakes in the world of cinematic story-telling. I wonder if ED-209 can fly in this one

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Awww.....poor AICN

    by kongoman

    Did you not get an invitation to the set?

  • that no human will ever eat that food again unless it's been fucked with. That's we way we like it at Monsanto. We're looking out for your food and ALL of it and don't jerk me off! When people jerk me off I go- wanna see?!! Get up! Get up your public wants to see you..

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 4:47 p.m. CST

    It looks like a PC chassis

    by kidicarus

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 5 p.m. CST

    So it's the new TRON suit, only without the neon lights

    by Immortal_Fish

    The hero wears black. Bold! Fresh! ...predictable... ...boring...

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Finally, a Halo movie!

    by AzulTool

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 5:40 p.m. CST

    This has got "fucking trainwreck" written all over it...

    by ChickenStu

    I haven't really anything else to say.

  • Very, very, very low. And without it, the film is meaningless. I'll be impressed if they pull it off, really. But studios today have pretty much taken the danger out of their films. They've got sex, gore, profanity, lewdness, but they're still just sterile and tepid.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Can they please stop remaking great sci-fi films, please?!?

    by GLENN_THE_TOOL

    Did Total Recall need a remake? Fuck no. Does Robocop need a remake? Fuck no. I'm more exciting about the Judge Dredd remake coming out in a week or two. At least since the original was so so shitty, the new one really has nowhere to go but up.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 6:33 p.m. CST

    If that isn

    by Han Cholo

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 6:33 p.m. CST

    If that isn

    by Han Cholo

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 6:34 p.m. CST

    If that isnt a message from the Elites, I don't know what is....

    by Han Cholo

    Hiding shit in plain sight eh?

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Remember we have yet to see the final product.

    by Sean

    Several elements sold the original Robocop to us. Excellent suit design, Weller's performance and the sound design to give him weight, to hear the flunk as he walks, motors working, etc. Both original Robocop and new are MEN IN SUITS. Judging from some grainy set photos shot at a distance you accuse it of being rubbery. Maybe...it is. But even if he is a little more agile or not...a good Foley artist will make a big difference to making a convincing cyborg and that...we won't get to see till at least the trailer. Sometimes I get the prejudging attitude, sometimes I really don't. Now if you consider the director's situation (supposedly copping horrible studio interference) he doesn't need such an immense overload of overreaction. Maybe its because I too am a filmmaker...though I haven't seen his films before, i'm sympathetic and supportive of him. I generally oppose remakes but would like to see Robocop succeed because I think there are new stories and themes to explore but also would hate to be in his supposed position having to fight so hard to get your vision through whilst also having the shitstorm of negative publicity online. I'm sure he's aware what is said on this site. Someone in the production surely is. While ignoring internet feedback in filming is probably the smartest option, many of us wouldn't be able to resist having a look if we were helming. It would be hard not to let that shit get to you. I think you all need to cut the director (at least) a bit of slack. And don't tell me that he's made his boat by knowing what he got himself into making beds with the studio. Half of us would jump at the chance to have our big break and do so with a major action/sci-fi franchise. You don't want to blow your chance...so you have to sometimes pick your battles. I can see where some directors become subservient just to keep their job. On the other hand, times do also come for conviction, passion and assertiveness to fight for your art. To risk rebelling against your employer. Much as I want to be in Hollywood making all these big genre films like this Robocop director is now, it isn't always a smooth and easy process.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 7:49 p.m. CST

    I had to kill the film studio for making a mistake...

    by Dick Jones

    ...and now it's time to erase that mistake! Whoever green lighted this film...Dick Jones is cumming for your ass.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 8 p.m. CST

    If we learned anything this past Summer, it's that....

    by Orbots Commander

    ...you can't remake a Paul Verhoeven movie. See: 'Total Recall', circa 2012, or, no, rather, *don't* see it.

  • Robocop is not Raiden from Metal Gear Solid 4. He's not a cyborg ninja. You should hear this motherfucker coming from a mile away. you should fear him. When you hear those footsteps, if you are a criminal, you know you're fucked. Having him flip around or silently stalk someone just isn't the same effect. If you want that...go watch Batman, people. Robocop must weigh half a ton with all that machinery. He isn't going to be flipping anywhere. And he damned well doesn't need to. Again...why would he need to, when he can follow your thermal trail, or just shoot you in the legs and stop you from going anywhere? Try to hide? He smashes the wall or door down. He's like the law enforcing Terminator. You run. not him.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 8:19 p.m. CST

    The suit I can be forgiving on.

    by Orbots Commander

    After all, the spy pics from the set are just that, without added effects from post-production. I remember Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man costume not looking all that fantastic from spy set pics a year back, but in the final movie, they sell it really well. I'm more concerned about the constant stream of bad news coming from people who have looked at the screenplay. If the script is shit, more often than not, so will the final film.....unless the director is some Spielberg-level brilliant talent that can toss the script and re-write as he shoots.

  • This isn't a matter of the proper studio lighting or smoke effects. This is a fundamental design fuckup - the very FORM of the thing is just plain wrong - because it in no way looks at all like Robocop. At all. not even a bit. It doesnt even look ROBOTIC. It looks like a guy in a commando suit or something out of crysis or the batsuit...but NOT a robot. No amount of lighting tricks will make that look like robocop. They just wont. how do I know? Because, again...it's not the texture of the suit, or the reflectivity, it's the very core design that's just plain wrong. But yeah. The fact that Padilha himself is basically almost throwing in the towel from the sounds of things...that the execs are overruling EVERYTHING he wants to do with the film....forcing their own vision on him.... that's a death knell right there. When you have some fat suits calling the shots in terms of what it looks like, feels like, etc...the entire movie is going to suffer because it's not being directed, it's being shoved along. This reminds me of that one producer who wanted to put a giant mechanical spider in that superman movie kevin smith was going to direct. Was obsessed with it, refused to give in...that movie was never made, but SURE ENOUGH, the next movie that guy produced? Wild Wild West. And what's in it? A GIANT FUCKING MECHANICAL SPIDER. All because a producer thought it'd be cool to have a giant mechanical spider in a movie. Regardless of if it made sense.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Robocop 4.

    by Metroid_Fetish

    The Robocoppening. The twist ending is that every human character you see is actually a robot and Robocop itself is just a dude in a retarded looking costume.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 9 p.m. CST

    The tagline is kind of clever...

    by DEX

    ... and gets the ideas Robocop presents. It has a nice double meaning - on the one head it's supposed to be reassuring and positive but on the other it's got the big brother oppressive overtones. I think they actually do get it.

  • And Padilha has very little creative control at all. Sounds like the execs talking.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:21 p.m. CST

    I'm getting a very Mass Effect vibe from that poster

    by Badger23

  • http://youtu.be/0Ah_JiVyBwg

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 11:13 p.m. CST

    What the tagline should have been, "Bitches Leave"

    by Matt Schlotman

  • Because we all know this ISNT really Robocop. It's generic military surplus battle armor cop. ooooh you can see his EYES now! omg! We can RELATE cuz he can ACT with his EYES! .......................I hope all their homes collapse on them.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Looks more like Robocop's Evil Twin\Doppleganger

    by Joey_Redballs

    Many Americans weren't ready for a black President (how sad). It seems they're not ready for a black-suited Robocop either. All jokes aside, I sent the set pictures to 5 friends, not telling them what movie they were from. 2 friends incorrectly guessed Judge Dredd. The others figured out it was Robocop. What does that tell you? I'd rather have a black actor in another silver suit, than another white actor in a drab, Dark-Knight inspired black suit. It just does not look "robo" at all. It looks like a cheap, rubber suit of armor. Back to the drawing board!

  • Sept. 18, 2012, midnight CST

    @Taylor Kitsch...

    by veebeeyes

    you wrote..."And don't tell me that he's made his boat by knowing what he got himself into making beds with the studio. Half of us would jump at the chance to have our big break and do so with a major action/sci-fi franchise. You don't want to blow your chance...so you have to sometimes pick your battles. I can see where some directors become subservient just to keep their job. On the other hand, times do also come for conviction, passion and assertiveness to fight for your art. To risk rebelling against your employer." I see what you're saying. Let me also say that I don't have jack shit to do with making movies. But I am an aspiring visual artist (photography), and I suspect that the compromise between commerciality and artistic integrety has at least a little bit of crossover between the two. But see...as far as photography goes, there's MY stuff, and then there's stuff I'm doing for someone else. Lots of commercial artists dabble in fine art in their spare time, and then work for hire as a primary means of getting paid. Again...I don't work in film and never have, but I suspect that something similar happens there. That you choose to work on a big budget studio cash grab remake not because it's your personal pet project, but because it gets you exposure and gets you paid, and gets you in the good graces of the people who can potentially help fund your pet projects. I just think of it like...is it the artist's movie, or the studio's? And yeah...I have no doubt that shit goes on during the contract signing stage in order to unknowingly screw over the artist. I have no doubt that that happens, and that shouldn't happen. Yes, the terms of the agreement should be very clear to all relevant people. And yes, I also admit that it's sort of bullshit for me to even bring up photography as an analogy. After all, making "art" for me isn't even on the level of movies. If my "pet project" was to make Gremlins 3, then hardly ANYONE has the money to buy the rights to the property and then finance the creation of the movie, all without "studio interference". So in that sense...it is sort of a bullshit comparison. But there ARE people out there making independent movies, so there's that. Anyway, I think of it like Alien 3. Remember how David Fincher got totally fucked over by Fox, and the movie sucked ass as a result? Well...the man paid his dues, and then continued to get more work. I'll wager that now Fox has to treat the man right, because otherwise he's got the cred to ditch them as long as he's fulfilled any kind of contractual obligations. It just looks to me like the exact same thing going on here. I haven't seen any of Pafilha's films, but if the credibility is justified, then I HIGHLY suspect that he wasn't just sitting around hoping to do a Robocop remake in order to fulfill his need for artistic expression. Far more likely, he was out MAKING MOVIES and then it was like, "hey...we're making a Robocop remake with or without you...do you want the job or not?" And yeah...I doubt that. I doubt that very much. If my doubts are justified, then I don't give a shit about him being a slave to the studios. If I'm correct, he wasn't sitting around dreaming of the day when he could direct a Robocop remake, the opportunity just arrived and it was good for his career. He's a hired gun, this isn't HIS movie, and I think it would be even more worrying if I'm wrong about that. So I don't feel sorry for the predicament the guy is in, and I don't think he's an asshole for "not standing up to the studios". Fuck that. If it's work-for-hire, then you do your job, give what the client expects, then use that as a way to get all of the creative freedom in the world. I still think this movie is gonna suck, much like Alien 3 sucked. Whatever. He plays his cards right, then he'll be in a much better position to get his personal projects funded later. There's nothing wrong with explaining to your bosses why it's better to go a certain way, but if they're ponying up the money to make it and the contract made it clear that they're just hiring you to give them what they want, then I just find it stupid to bitch about "studio interference." Will the movie suck? Probably. Are the executives overly involved in artistic shit that they don't understand? Apparently. Big fucking deal. The man pays his dues, and if he's the great artist everyone says he is, he should be in a far better position to get funding for his personal pet projects after he's demonstrated an ability to give what the client wants.Skip the Robocop remake and watch the next Padilha movie after that, if it makes you happy. But the man got a chance to direct a $100 million dollar remake of fucking Robocop. Am I the only one here thinking that's a GREAT opportunity, even if the movie does end up shitty? Christ, how many filmmakers would kill to even get the chance to be considered to be a part of that?

  • Sept. 18, 2012, 12:14 a.m. CST

    I posted this in the other Robo-thread, but it deserves to be seen here too

    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    http://tinyurl.com/8wj62jf Sad, funny and true.

  • Sept. 18, 2012, 12:16 a.m. CST

    And Why is Hollywood REMAKING good movies?

    by Joey_Redballs

    Fright Night, Total Recall, Robocop...what do these movies have in common? They were good, the originals that is. Why do these remakes disappoint and fail? You're REMAKING a movie that is ALREADY GOOD. You can't make it better or fresh; it was already done right the first time! It's the same principal why many sequels, that rehash the same plot of the first movie, don't work either. If you want to remake an f-ing movie, then remake a movie that sucked. Yeah, that's right. Not just any sucky movie...a sucky movie that had an awesome premise. A movie that hooked you with the title and poster, but didn't live up to the awesome poster. How many movies are like that? Dozens? Hundreds maybe? Get to work, Hollywood! Find these epic fails. You should pretty much keep the original poster art and title that worked, then remake the movie that failed. It's a no-brainer. Pick any Roger Corman movie with a badass poster! And one more thing...don't you dare remake The Running Man. Hunger Games ripped it off, just as it also ripped off Battle Royale. Please don't make matters worse. Think McFly. Think!

  • Sept. 18, 2012, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Running Man...

    by veebeeyes

    considering that the movie had about NOTHING to do with the source material, I'm fine with a remake. So long as it isn't a "remake" but rather a second adaptation of the written story. But yeah...generally I agree. Remake shit that had potential but ended up sucking, or remake stuff that was good but didn't get much exposure. But CLASSICS? You can't win. EVERYONE has seen Robocop. The character is sort of a cultural icon, a hell of a lot of people have seen it, and a hell of a lot of people who have seen it think it's great. And it's REALLY fucking hard to compete with that. An easy way to tell WHY a remake is being made is to look at what movie is being remade. If the source material is already loved and sort of considered a "classic", then it's PROBABLY just a cheap cash grab designed to profit off of nostalgia without delivering anything of artistic merit. If it's a lesser known movie or a bad movie with a good premise, then it's far more likely that it'll be a good remake. It's easy to take shit and make it better, but it's really fucking hard to take something that everyone already loves and make it even better. I don't have anything against remakes, but this is exactly why most remakes suck. Because they aren't even trying to improve on the original, they're only trying to capitalize on its success. I think that Robocop fits right into this category. I mean...the remake might be decent or even pretty good. But the chances of it being better than the original or even as good as the original? Not fucking likely. So why even do it in the first place, if not to simply cash in on people's nostalgia? Don't get me wrong...the remake MIGHT still be good. But regardless of all the teaser posters and leaked set photos we get, it's a little more worrying that they're remaking Robocop AT ALL. The fact that they're making THAT movie says more about their intentions than some low quality cell phone on-set sneak photo.

  • Sept. 18, 2012, 1:23 a.m. CST

    @ joey_redballs Agree with your analysis.

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

  • Sept. 18, 2012, 1:58 a.m. CST

    RubbaCop

    by DocPazuzu

  • Sept. 18, 2012, 2:39 a.m. CST

    Everybody hating on this site uses DKR as an excuse

    by Balkin Flabgurter

    to be honest with you.. Batman is not cool, Iron man even in the comics is way cooler than Batman. Absolute, undeniable, 100% FACT Avengers gets love because your a faggot if you dont love Whedon just like i am a faggot for not liking Nolan's Batman series as much as you hole's. Absolute, undeniable, 100% FACT

  • the campy coolness achieved there is not going to be easily redone, and i hope to god they don't try to tribute him with a new villain JUST like him.

  • Sept. 18, 2012, 3:16 a.m. CST

    Oh good, RoboCrotch.

    by Cash907

    Thanks for the closeup, assholes.

  • ..or a futuristic gun. The Robocop story is a very specific sociatal / law enforcement parody that they can't possibly ignore. It's succes depends largely on not alienating the core demographic or it would be complete re-imagening targeted at a younger audience exclusively. Maybe there is an army of black Robocops in this one?

  • Sept. 18, 2012, 6:32 a.m. CST

    Crysis

    by Charlie

    makes me think of the crysis video game.

  • Sept. 18, 2012, 6:54 a.m. CST

    corporate = evil

    by SigourneyWeavers3Dbeaver

    It's about a man being forced against his will to literally become part of the/a machine. Of course it has a corporate = evil message, you cretin.

  • Sept. 18, 2012, 6:58 a.m. CST

    Elite Squad 2 rocked my balls.

    by ManInTheMembersOnlyJacket

    So far, it sounds like Padhila's vision for Robocop has been hindered by studio interests to an alarming extent. I kind of wish he had taken on a different, original script on a similar sci-fi theme, perhaps taken on police brutality, justice, and maybe even corporate greed with a new sci-fi flick with androids and explosions and cool tech...one not based on a previous property. I hope that the end result does not tarnish his talent, because the Elite Squad flicks are fantastic.

  • Sept. 18, 2012, 7:54 a.m. CST

    I'd buy that for a dollar!

    by filmcoyote

    But that's my top offer. If i can see if for $1 i'll go.

  • Sept. 18, 2012, 8:20 a.m. CST

    For the people complaining about the ads

    by John Baker

    Just use Firefox and install Adblock Plus. Now those ads get Boddicker'd before they have the chance to pop up. You can thank me by not buying a ticket to this fucking movie.

  • The design looks poor hope the film is better

  • the #1 robot reboot of the year! Ebert gives it two thumbs up....his eye sockets!

  • plenty of bootleg sites if you simply CANT wait for it to be in the $2 bin in a couple months after its release.

  • Sept. 18, 2012, 10:11 a.m. CST

    There's more hair....

    by Bionic Bigfoot

    DOWN THERE!

  • Sept. 18, 2012, 10:15 a.m. CST

    It's fucking sad

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    most of the most popular talkbacks are either about Star Wars and how shitty the prequels were, or about how great the original films were that these remakes are based on. Bla bla bla wasn't Robocop great? Bla bla bla this remake will be shitty and pointless, just a few more million dollars into the coffers of soulless studios and producers. Jesus Christ movies fucking suck now.

  • Sept. 18, 2012, 10:17 a.m. CST

    And the suit fucking sucks ASS

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    It LOOKS LIKE A FUCKING MAN IN SUIT, NOT A FUCKING CYBORG

  • Sept. 18, 2012, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Re: Robo Color Swap....

    by peter

    Looks good. The color swap looks really good. I'm surprised actually.

  • Sept. 18, 2012, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Hey, Americans!

    by DuncanDisorderly

    Fuck this Robocop remake abortion and go and see Dredd instead.

  • Sept. 18, 2012, 5:40 p.m. CST

    REBOOTING SUMMER 2013.

    by Zirlin

    Missed an obvious one.

  • The original suit from the first film *still* looks better. I was expecting to look at comparison photos and laugh at how dated the old suit looked. But that didn't happen. The old suit holds up WAY bette than I was expecting. Since I have absolutely no loyalty to the original film, I'm not saying this just to "hate". But yeah, that new suit looks pretty bad.

  • Sept. 18, 2012, 9:05 p.m. CST

    for those who gripe about too much hate from geeks on this one..

    by darthSaul666

    How many good remakes are out there? Maybe a few more than there are good movies based off video games...

  • Sept. 19, 2012, 4:51 a.m. CST

    BTS shot of suit looked bad but

    by tonguestubble

    as teaser posters go this is pretty solid - nice and bold with the type, not revealing too much the only way to make this work is to go in a different direction from the original - but get the feeling they aren't straying far enough. You'll never please the fans by tipping your hat to the original with weak redesigns. Go all original on the design front and there's nothing to complain about

  • Sept. 19, 2012, 9:04 a.m. CST

    This poster looks like a gaming mouse I saw once.

    by TheMachinist

  • Sept. 19, 2012, 2:23 p.m. CST

    The Dark Robocop Rises

    by animatronicmojo

    Will he pepper-spray 17-year-old college freshmen girls in the face for peacefully protesting tuition fee increases? No! Surely Dark Robocop's got more heart than that!?

  • Sept. 19, 2012, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Robocop is a better film than anybody deserves

    by DukeDeMondo

    I'm a bit confused about all this. Robocop is a fuckin masterpiece. It's astonishing. If Chris Morris ever made a sci-fi action picture, that's the kind of thing he'd be aiming for, and if he got within six thousand feet of the light-up bubbles on the backs of its trainers, I'd be applauding from now till doomsday. It's just brilliant. Among the blackest, bleakest, funniest and sharpest satires ever produced in Hollywood, or anywhere else for that matter, and it rocks like a billion and ninety-one acres of solid fuck from start till end. Initially, I couldn't have given less of a shit about this remake if I'd been sitting with an arse full of nothing but old balloons. But the more I hear about it, the more intrigued I am. It's never going to touch the original, it just won't, but if I can live knowing that Robocop 3 exists, not to mention all that utter dung that was made for telly, then I can live with this. All the things that had McWeeny tweetin the bejeesus off himself re: the script actually got me really interested. All those seriously??? what the fuck??? type comments made no sense to me whatsoever, for every detail sounded EXACTLY like the kind of thing you would expect to find in a Robocop film that had even a hundredth of the wit and intelligence of the original. The China stuff, the focus-group, the changing armour... all of it sounded pretty near to spot-on to me. Pitch-perfect, even. So I don't see the problem. It might be crud, but anybody who thinks the script details we've heard tell of are in any way out-of-step with the original film need to watch the original again. That's not to say the tone won't be a continent-off, it could well be. But to my ears, it sounds like they've got it, in a way that it hasn't been got since about halfway through Robocop 2. The studio could still fuck it up, but again, we've no way of knowing that yet.

  • Sept. 22, 2012, 12:47 a.m. CST

    Part Flop. Part Bomb. All Failure.

    by Nintendarth

  • Sept. 23, 2012, 1:17 p.m. CST

    I'm calling FAKE on this poster, waaaay too amateurish

    by TheTeethgrinder

    Looks like some fanboy knocked it up while knocking one out. Surprised nobody else has called this :/