News Original “Robocop” May Get A Sequel?

Discussion in 'Robocop' started by Doctor Omega, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. Doctor Omega

    Doctor Omega Contributor

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2017
    Messages:
    8,854
    Likes Received:
    2,045
    Poster5.JPG


    Is it dead?

    And, if it is not, where can it go from here? :emoji_confused:
     
  2. Doctor Omega

    Doctor Omega Contributor

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2017
    Messages:
    8,854
    Likes Received:
    2,045
    After the lack of much response to the 2014 remake, could this be one cop that needs to hand his police badge in?

    I don't really see how this franchise could really go anywhere now.
     
  3. Doctor Omega

    Doctor Omega Contributor

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2017
    Messages:
    8,854
    Likes Received:
    2,045
    Original “Robocop” May Get A Sequel?


    original-robocop-may-get-a-sequel-696x464.jpg


    The “Robocop” franchise may be following in the footsteps of the “Halloween” series with a feature film revival that serves as a direct sequel to the original and ignores the continuity of all the sequels and remakes that came in between.

    In an interview with Zeitgeist Entertainment Magazine at the Barbados Independent Film Festival, screenwriter Ed Neumeier revealed he’s working on a sequel to the 1987 film at MGM right now and went into a few specifics:

    “There’s been a bunch of other RoboCop movies and there was recently a remake and I would say this would be kind of going back to the old RoboCop we all love and starting there and going forward. So it’s a continuation really of the first movie. In my mind. So it’s a little bit more of the old school thing.”

    Paul Verhoeven’s iconic sci-fi action thriller celebrated its 30th anniversary last year and returned to theaters for nationwide screenings this past Fall.















     
  4. chainsaw_metal1

    chainsaw_metal1 Member: Rank 8

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2017
    Messages:
    2,547
    Likes Received:
    1,704
    Interesting. I love the original, and the second is a good watch (the third is a joke, and I haven't bothered with the remake). I wonder if they'll actually make a costume that will fit Weller, so he doesn't have to do half the film in his tidy whiteys.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. Gavin

    Gavin Member: Rank 5
    VIP

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2017
    Messages:
    950
    Likes Received:
    965
    Given the way they seem to do things like that these days, they probably won't bother with a costume and will just CGI it in after the fact, like they did with Cyborg, Green Lantern, and many Iron Man scenes.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  6. chainsaw_metal1

    chainsaw_metal1 Member: Rank 8

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2017
    Messages:
    2,547
    Likes Received:
    1,704
    I am so not okay with that.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. ant-mac

    ant-mac Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2017
    Messages:
    6,176
    Likes Received:
    2,626
    I love films one and two, three is just okay and I haven't bothered with the remake.

    As for a sequel to the original... I can't help thinking that they might've left it for too long.

    Of course, I could be wrong about that.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  8. Doctor Omega

    Doctor Omega Contributor

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2017
    Messages:
    8,854
    Likes Received:
    2,045
    This seems to be a new mini-trend of recent times...

    Alien 5 was going to ignore 3 and 4.

    Halloween is now going to ignore every sequel ever made and even the ending of the first one.

    Now this.

    I wonder what other film franchises might - for better or worse - also soon get this kind of cheeky ret-conning treatment?

    Can't say that it is a trend I am warming to though. It is kind of like the studios are saying "Yeah, those other ones we made were crap! Trust us with this one though, honest!"

    And does that also mean people can have their money back for ROBOCOP 3? Since it never happened. :emoji_grin:

    Oh, I just thought! Does this mean that Nancy Allen's character is alive and much older now? :emoji_confused:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. chainsaw_metal1

    chainsaw_metal1 Member: Rank 8

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2017
    Messages:
    2,547
    Likes Received:
    1,704
    Remember when Superman Returns ignored Superman III and IV, and we thought it would be good, because we'd ignore split-personality Superman and rapidly aging Superman? And then we got creepy-stalker-deadbeat-dad Superman.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  10. Doctor Omega

    Doctor Omega Contributor

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2017
    Messages:
    8,854
    Likes Received:
    2,045
    That is so true. Maybe they should never go back. Seems so tantalising to "try again and get it right", but it always seems to end in tears.

    ALIEN 5 was an idea I loved at the start, but we may have been spared a cinematic car crash - and I was also. at the end of the day, offended that ALIEN 3 was going to be dismissed. That is my favourite of all the movies.

    TERMINATOR GENYSIS was another one that was going to "do it right this time".

    Yeah, sure. :emoji_head_bandage:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. chainsaw_metal1

    chainsaw_metal1 Member: Rank 8

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2017
    Messages:
    2,547
    Likes Received:
    1,704
    That "movie", that horrible peanut and corn-filled turd. Somewhere, the "writers" got the idea that they should take several plot points from the first two movies, and then add them to a bland "action" movie, put them in a blender with a steaming nugget of shit, and serve it to the public.

    Just in case anyone got the wrong idea, I really hated the film.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. Doctor Omega

    Doctor Omega Contributor

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2017
    Messages:
    8,854
    Likes Received:
    2,045
    Now just hold on there a minute, CSM!

    Aren't you forgetting that James Cameron LOVED it!!!?

    And he must know what he's talking about, surely? :emoji_confused:

    I mean, it's not like he would be dishonest or anything? Not old James? :emoji_grin:




     
    • Like Like x 1
    #12 Doctor Omega, Jan 25, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2018
  13. chainsaw_metal1

    chainsaw_metal1 Member: Rank 8

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2017
    Messages:
    2,547
    Likes Received:
    1,704
    Oh, indeed. After all, this is the man so dedicated to his craft that he had his creature designers keep working on Avatar until they made the female alien look like something they would "want to fuck". :emoji_alien:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  14. ant-mac

    ant-mac Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2017
    Messages:
    6,176
    Likes Received:
    2,626
    And yet he's still more likeable than the current mustachioed neck-snapper... :emoji_wink:

    And where's his red outer shorts? :emoji_angry:
     
    • Like Like x 2
  15. ant-mac

    ant-mac Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2017
    Messages:
    6,176
    Likes Received:
    2,626
    They should have stopped after number three.

    They had a perfectly satisfying, serviceable trilogy that completed the story arc.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  16. chainsaw_metal1

    chainsaw_metal1 Member: Rank 8

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2017
    Messages:
    2,547
    Likes Received:
    1,704
    Again, I know it's unpopular, but I liked Salvation more than Rise of the Machines. But yes, if they could have somehow done a mix of those two movies, they could have ended it.
     
    • Like Like x 1

Share This Page