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Old March 4 2012, 10:29 PM   #16
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^ I thought it was more like nuBSG's Cylons
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Old March 4 2012, 11:17 PM   #17
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These are in no way official, but this concept artist has played with some RoboCop designs.

A second pass at a redesign.
The first design is pretty decent... even if it does make him look more like a Marvel superhero.
That's because the art's basis is Iron Man concept art

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Old June 7 2012, 08:17 PM   #18
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Samuel L. Jackson joins Robocop
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Old June 7 2012, 08:23 PM   #19
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Wonder will he get to say 'I am Iron Man' in that sarcastic voice again...
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Old June 7 2012, 08:29 PM   #20
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These are in no way official, but this concept artist has played with some RoboCop designs.

A second pass at a redesign.
The first design is pretty decent... even if it does make him look more like a Marvel superhero.
Nah. Not enough pouches.
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Old June 7 2012, 10:56 PM   #21
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The casting on this continues to encourage hope that this might be decent as far as reboots usually go.
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Old June 8 2012, 12:13 AM   #22
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These are in no way official, but this concept artist has played with some RoboCop designs.

A second pass at a redesign.
Not bad on Robo, but not good on ED-209.
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Old June 8 2012, 06:16 AM   #23
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At first, I was absolutely against a remake of RoboCop since its one of my three favorite movies. But, the more I read about it, the more interested I'm getting in it. Of course, I've never seen either of the Elite Squad movies, but I have them on my Netflix queue and need to watch them. I've never seen anything that the dude playing Murphy was in.

But, when they announced Gary Oldman and Samuel L. Jackson, I immediately started getting excited about this movie. Especially since Jackson is supposedly playing some sort of charismatic media mogul, which sounds like he's not playing a recasted Casey Wong. So it'll be neat to see what they do with this.

Also checked out the concept art a few posts up. While the RoboCop redesign looks pretty cool (not sure about the lightsaber, though), I think the ED-209 design isn't so great, mostly because it's more reminiscent of RoboCop 2 than ED-209.

I also can't wait to hear who they announce will be playing Dick Jones and Clarence Boddicker. Ronny Cox and Kurtwood Smith would be a tough act to follow, but I'll bet somebody like Bryan Cranston and Jackie Earle Haley could pull it off.
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Old June 8 2012, 01:53 PM   #24
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I also can't wait to hear who they announce will be playing Dick Jones and Clarence Boddicker.
I think you're going to be disappointed, because everything we've heard so far sounds like they're taking a seriously different approach to the property:

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"We'll see me," he promises. "The visor's gonna be see-through. It's going to be much more of a human performance. There's not going to be any twitchy robot [he mimics very mechanical robotic moves]. Our vision of how a robot is going to be in 2046, it's going to be a very human skin, it's gonna look very human. I'm going to be able to put my signature on the body language, too. The first 'RoboCop' movie is one of my favorite movies. I've seen that movie probably 15 or 20 times. But from an acting standpoint, walking around just moving your jaw, it's not so interesting. So this is going to be an opportunity to really bring a full performance to it."
Outside of Alex Murphy, I wouldn't be shocked if none of the characters in the remake have names from the original. It sounds like Padilha and Co. are really doing something different with the property, and honestly, I'm fine with that, because if you're just remaking the first movie with a new coat of paint, why bother?
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Old June 9 2012, 05:33 AM   #25
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I was thinking the same thing earlier. I wouldn't even be completely surprised if they change the name of the movie before it's released.
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Old June 9 2012, 07:06 PM   #26
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^ I think they'll keep it for the name recognition value it brings. But I think it's good that they're otherwise totally changing things around. I mean, who on Earth could try to play Clarence Boddicker any better than Kurtwood Smith?!
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Deadline Hollywood reports that Abbie Cornish has been offered the female lead. If she accepts, she'll play the part of Murphy's wife.
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Old June 9 2012, 07:22 PM   #28
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I hope the producers won't cut out the "I'd buy that for a dollar!" guy!

I'm not 100% aboard with this remake, on one hand, it may be somewhat decent, on the other, it may bastardize the original.
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Old June 9 2012, 10:24 PM   #29
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I'm not 100% aboard with this remake, on one hand, it may be somewhat decent, on the other, it may bastardize the original.
The existence of a remake cannot, by definition, tarnish or otherwise damage the quality of an entirely separate work. No one (legitimately, anyway) sits around and thinks, "Wow, Dracula 2000 was such a piece of shit, now I can't enjoy Tod Browning's 1931 film." The RoboCop remake may say something very new and very intelligent with the source material, and be remembered fondly as a companion piece to Verhoeven's original, or it'll be dogshit and little more than a footnote.
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Old June 10 2012, 12:16 AM   #30
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Deadline Hollywood reports that Abbie Cornish has been offered the female lead. If she accepts, she'll play the part of Murphy's wife.
Murphy's wife is going to be the female lead? Weird.

I thought it was going to be his partner, Lewis.
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