The new edition of RoboCop hasn’t exactly taken off with audiences or the critics, but there may be some current speculation, or wishful thinking on somebody’s part, God knows who, that there could be a sequel. Allow us to explain…
Every time a remake tanks, there’s always the hope that the reboot conveyor belt will eventually stop. Yet even with remakes like RoboCop, Endless Love and Total Recall not doing well, there’s still remakes being announced all the time, including the inevitable, Gilligan’s Island: The Movie.
We kinda figured the RoboCop reboot wasn’t going to be anything spectacular, but we were still hoping for the best. We also figured that almost any new movie, especially in a month that’s completely dead like February, would do pretty well opening weekend because there’s not that much out there to see right now.
Michael Keaton is in the new RoboCop, and he had fun talking about the new RoboCop suit, which is much easier to move around in than the usual armored movie costume. Keaton should know. He had to wear that cumbersome, hard rubber Batsuit back in 1989, which was very hard to move around in, but it set the template for superhero costumes today.
We just ran a report on TGD about the reboot of RoboCop, which is coming on February 12. A friend of ours who runs the Movie Zombie blog saw it early, and he wasn’t terribly impressed. Now the first official reviews are in. The verdict?
These days we see so many superhero suits that are done in hard black rubber, and the first time this was ever done was in the 1989 Batman. Before this, of course, superhero clothes were more leotard-y, where Tim Burton’s Batman brought the superhero costume into the modern age.
We’re not nuts about the idea that two Paul Verhoeven sci-fi classics have been remade, RoboCop and Total Recall. There’s still a lot of fan goodwill out there for Total Recall, and for many, us included, remaking RoboCop is tanamount to blasphemy. Still, we’ve been keeping our fingers crossed, and are hoping for the best.
As long time TGD readers know, we’ve been reporting on the importance of overseas box office for movies. Without the big bucks coming in from China especially, a lot of movies can’t earn their money back, let alone make a profit.
There’s a funny term that’s been making us laugh here at TGD, “Robo-Phobic” It’s a line that’s being used in the remake of RoboCop, which is coming on February 12, 2014. We saw the first trailer for RoboCop some time back, and it didn’t look bad, but we’ll always be partial to the original, which is one of the greatest sci-fi films in history.
We’d like to preface this story by saying we don’t personally believe it, and it could have been floated out there by the studio in the hopes of turning fanboy hate around. That said, let’s continue…
A plethora of RoboCop reboot images recently hit the 'Net, courtesy of a leaked concept reel. Spoilers follow.
Paul Verhoeven’s geek credentials are crystal clear. He’s the man who directed one of the best sci-fi films ever, RoboCop, and he also gave us Total Recall, which stands strong against the current remake.
Set espionage is apparently repsonsible for a new video depicting RoboCop's black 'cycle.
One of the most iconic genre films of the 1980s was the original Robocop. True, the sequels weren't that great, but the first is still one of my all-time favorite sci-fi films.
There was a bit of a disturbance in the geek-o-sphere recently when a well known chronicler trashed the screenplay for the remake of RoboCop on Twitter.
It's often been said that what goes on behind the scenes of a film is far more dramatic, intriguing and scandalous than anything you can possible see on the screen.
Perhaps it's never too early to promote a movie, which is why I was surprised to see there's already a teaser campaign for RoboCop.
Ronny Cox is a fantastic character actor. He made his debut in Deliverance, and also went on to star in Beverly Hills Cop, Stargate SG-1, and many other movies and TV shows.
The remake of Robocop is currently coming together for a potential September start date, and a targeted summer 2013 release.
When RoboCop first hit theaters in 1987, the ad campaign and coming attractions gave you the impression this was just a typical action/sci-fi flick.