A Robocop Sequel in the Works? Or Remake?

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The question isn’t whether MGM is going to do another “Robocop”, it’s whether, is it a remake or a sequel to the existing franchise? And considering the utterly insane trend of “rebooting” everything nowadays, I’m guessing it’s going to be a remake. A totally unnecessary and crapola of a remake, considering that the original (and even the first sequel) were hyper-violent films that could never, ever exist in today’s politically correct times. But hey, that’s the news: MGM is going to do another “Robocop”.

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An interesting press release about MGM seems to confirm the studio’s interest in a project we’d heard alluded to a while back. It dropped off the radar for a while (we were all hoping this one would just go away), but now, unfortunately, now it’s back.

Here’s a snippet from the release:

MGM is planning an exciting fall and winter release schedule. In partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment, MGM will bring new installments of two of its tentpole franchises — the new James Bond movie QUANTUM OF SOLACE and Steve Martin in PINK PANTHER 2. MGM will also release United Artists’ international thriller VALKYRIE, starring Tom Cruise on October 3. With the appointment of Parent, MGM will enter its new phase of evolution by focusing on its major movie franchises highlighted by JAMES BOND and PINK PANTHER sequels, THE HOBBIT, THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR 2, THE OUTER LIMITS, ROBOCOP, DEATH WISH and FAME, among others.

Most of the projects listed here (‘cept for maybe OUTER LIMITS…don’t know what they’re doing with that) are already known, or we’ve already covered.

BUT…

ROBOCOP!?!?!?!

They actually tried to do a Robocop TV series a while back, but it didn’t go over very well. Let’s hope this attempt to revive the franchise is a sequel instead of a reboot. In fact, let’s hope it doesn’t happen at all, but that’s probably too much to hope for.

The best Robocop that I saw, besides the first movie, was when Frank Miller did a “Robocop vs. Terminator” comic book limited series a few years back, where Robocop’s brain was the impetus for Skynet, and a Resistance Fighter was sent back in time to kill him. If you’re a comic book fan, you should pick it up, it’s quite good.

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  • http://www.myspace.com/hulksmashnow B.L. Wooldridge

    “RoboCop vs. Terminator” was cool, but this remake idea is not. Why not just leave well enough alone? Oh, yeah, money…

  • http://www.myspace.com/hulksmashnow B.L. Wooldridge

    “RoboCop vs. Terminator” was cool, but this remake idea is not. Why not just leave well enough alone? Oh, yeah, money…

  • chris

    robocop needs A sequel or be re-maid. i cant wait to see it.!.!.!.!!!!!!!.!!!!!?

  • chris

    robocop needs A sequel or be re-maid. i cant wait to see it.!.!.!.!!!!!!!.!!!!!?

  • ben

    RoboCop doesn’t need a sequel NEEDS to be remade after they trashed the series with RoboCop 3.

    It needs a fresh start that is well made.

  • ben

    RoboCop doesn’t need a sequel NEEDS to be remade after they trashed the series with RoboCop 3.

    It needs a fresh start that is well made.

  • Sven

    I suppose it would be too much to ask to see if anyone could fashion a screenplay out of the wonderful Robo Vs Terminator comic book series? I can see the opening sequence now …. Resistance fighter goes back in time and kills Robo… His helmet crashes to the floor, triggering the opening credits…

    WHat are ya waiting for – go read the damn graphic novel!

  • Sven

    I suppose it would be too much to ask to see if anyone could fashion a screenplay out of the wonderful Robo Vs Terminator comic book series? I can see the opening sequence now …. Resistance fighter goes back in time and kills Robo… His helmet crashes to the floor, triggering the opening credits…

    WHat are ya waiting for – go read the damn graphic novel!

  • ComicFreak

    Frank Miller wrote the screenplay for the 2nd Robocop which Hollywood decided was a little too dark and violent, so they completely changed it, subsequently almost ending Miller’s film career forever. Give Frank another crack at it. Let him make the new Robocop.

  • ComicFreak

    Frank Miller wrote the screenplay for the 2nd Robocop which Hollywood decided was a little too dark and violent, so they completely changed it, subsequently almost ending Miller’s film career forever. Give Frank another crack at it. Let him make the new Robocop.