Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Colonel NowIWillDestroyAbydos's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2004
    Location
    In your head, making you crazy
    Posts
    5,112

    Sci-Fi RoboCop Remake Assembling?

    From SciFi Wire:

    http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire2005/i...ory=0&id=33243

    RoboCop Remake Assembling?

    C.H.U.D. reported a rumor that a remake of 1987's SF satire RoboCop may be in the works. Citing an anonymous source, the site reported that producer Michael De Luca (Zathura, the Blade movies) and Sony are behind the rumored remake.
    ...

  2. #2
    Carson’s Wrestling Mat yaaayoubetcha's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2004
    Location
    MN
    Posts
    1,344

    Default Re: RoboCop Remake Assembling?

    why?
    Thanks!
    Jordan

    my page
    My LJ
    From now on, our name will be 'Tenac'.

  3. #3
    Major MarshAngel's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2005
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    2,907

    Default Re: RoboCop Remake Assembling?

    Exactly, Why?
    http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a4...l/07e875d8.jpg
    "You know what would make a good story? Something about a clown who makes people happy, but inside he's real sad. Also, he has severe diarrhea." - Jack Handy

  4. #4
    Doci
    (Moderator)
    David's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    3,525

    Default Re: RoboCop Remake Assembling?

    I think it's fairly obvious. They are running out of ideas.

  5. #5
    Lieutenant Colonel
    Member Since
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Peaved at SG-1 going.
    Posts
    3,411

    Default Re: RoboCop Remake Assembling?

    Quote Originally Posted by David
    I think it's fairly obvious. They are running out of ideas.
    Oh dear.

    Why remake a film that was well made in the first place.

    Sad.
    srg

    Save Stargate SG-1!

  6. #6
    Captain BigGator5's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2005
    Location
    The F-302 breathing down your six!
    Posts
    1,186

    Chevron Re: RoboCop Remake Assembling?

    I'll buy that for a dollar!

    Actually, the first and 2nd RoboCop was great. I tend to tune out RoboCop 3...

    Anyway, I don't see why they would want to remake RoboCop. It was a good movie with a great story. Why try to fix something if it isn't broken?

  7. #7
    Lieutenant Colonel
    Member Since
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Peaved at SG-1 going.
    Posts
    3,411

    Default Re: RoboCop Remake Assembling?

    Quote Originally Posted by BigGator5
    I'll buy that for a dollar!

    Actually, the first and 2nd RoboCop was great. I tend to tune out RoboCop 3...

    Anyway, I don't see why they would want to remake RoboCop. It was a good movie with a great story. Why try to fix something if it isn't broken?
    Yeah, 1 was the best, 2 was good. Trouble with 3 was they tried to remodel it for a more family orientated audience AFAIK which toned it down and made it less gritty to me.
    srg

    Save Stargate SG-1!

  8. #8
    Major Eoin's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Dreamland
    Posts
    2,559

    Default Re: RoboCop Remake Assembling?

    It would be interesting though to see what way it'll turn out with present day special effects

    The doctor told me Im insane, thank God! its so much better then being outsane!



  9. #9
    Lieutenant Colonel
    Member Since
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Peaved at SG-1 going.
    Posts
    3,411

    Default Re: RoboCop Remake Assembling?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eoin
    It would be interesting though to see what way it'll turn out with present day special effects

    Probably add sfx and muck up the storyline.
    srg

    Save Stargate SG-1!

  10. #10
    Major Eoin's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Dreamland
    Posts
    2,559

    Default Re: RoboCop Remake Assembling?

    Quote Originally Posted by srg
    Probably add sfx and muck up the storyline.
    Still worth watching though, and if its crap i dont mind taking and 1 1/2 break
    The doctor told me Im insane, thank God! its so much better then being outsane!



  11. #11
    Doci
    (Moderator)
    David's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    3,525

    Default Re: RoboCop Remake Assembling?

    Are we sure it's a remake and not a new addition to the established universe?
    aka Robo4 or RoboCop the Next Generation ()?

  12. #12
    Lieutenant Colonel
    Member Since
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Peaved at SG-1 going.
    Posts
    3,411

    Default Re: RoboCop Remake Assembling?

    Quote Originally Posted by David
    RoboCop the Next Generation ()?
    haha that title would crack me up
    srg

    Save Stargate SG-1!

  13. #13
    Doci
    (Moderator)
    David's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    3,525

    Default Re: RoboCop Remake Assembling?

    In any case, I'll have a look at whatever they're cooking up, but if they're reduced to what they did in 90% of the time in the series ...

    ACT 1: ROBO GOES FOR THE BAD BOY
    ACT 2: ROBO GETS HURT
    ACT 3: ROBO GOES TO THE AUTO SHOP
    ACT 4: ROBO GETS FIXED
    ACT 5: ROBO BOMBS THE BAD BOY

    ... then you can count me out after the first couple of shows.

  14. #14
    First Lieutenant ibwolf's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Iceland
    Posts
    538

    Default Re: RoboCop Remake Assembling?

    The original Robocop was a masterpiece within its own genre (i.e. future dystopic ultra violent movies). Arguably Verhoven's finest work (it certainly tops Showgirls ). Remaking it seems about as bright an idea as remaking, say, Pscho ...

    I honestly can't imagine what a remake could add or improve on. The special effects could probably be better, but they were never lacking in the original, you'd be reduced ot making it 'bigger.' The story was solid (if simple) and isn't in any need of improvement. Even the acting was good (if not spectacular).

    A remake makes no sense. And judging by the sequels, I have little hope that a remake would be good. The truth is that Robocop was a movie of its time. Back in the late 80' you could make these unapologetically violent movies. Today, you just can't do that!

    Sigh.

    Seriously, how many remakes have improved on the original (especially if we limit ourselves to remakes of successful films)? The only one I can think of is Batman Begins, but that was less a remake of Burton's movie than a new attempt at capturing the story of the Dark Knight. It had a wealth of source material to draw on that a new Robocop movie doesn't.

    Other movies, like Planet of the Apes have done nothing for their stories. Even The Time Machine (a story with so much potential, remaking a movie that felt very dated in many ways) managed to lose all that was good in the original while adding only some spiffy effects and action scenes.

Similar Threads

  1. Lightfoot Sundown remake?
    By babaganoosh in forum Off-Topic Chatter
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: October 8th, 2005, 11:57 AM
  2. Stargate Atlantis intro remake
    By Qasim in forum Stargate Fandom
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: September 1st, 2005, 01:21 AM
  3. Human drama carries remake (Jamie Bamber)
    By Sci-Fi in forum Battlestar Galactica
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: July 18th, 2005, 08:53 PM
  4. Remake Blake's 7
    By shazzboy in forum General Sci-Fi and Fantasy
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: April 14th, 2005, 09:12 PM
  5. Terminator Versus Robocop
    By Jprime in forum General Sci-Fi and Fantasy
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: August 11th, 2004, 02:08 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •