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Discussion in 'Robocop' started by Doctor Omega, Sep 19, 2017.
Is it dead?
And, if it is not, where can it go from here?
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.
Original “Robocop” May Get A Sequel?
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.
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.
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.
I am so not okay with that.
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.
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.
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.
Oh, I just thought! Does this mean that Nancy Allen's character is alive and much older now?
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.
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".
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.
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?
I mean, it's not like he would be dishonest or anything? Not old James?
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".
And yet he's still more likeable than the current mustachioed neck-snapper...
And where's his red outer shorts?
They should have stopped after number three.
They had a perfectly satisfying, serviceable trilogy that completed the story arc.
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.