ROBOCOP remake finds its director and star

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  1. Dream

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    http://www.deadline.com/2012/03/toldja-mgm-sets-joel-kinnaman-for-robocop/

    Wow, looks like they are really going to do this thing. If this ever gets sequels, let us hope they are much better than the original franchise sequels.
     
  2. Bob Morton

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    I check it out if/when it's available, and judge it on it's own merits. The original, though, is one of my (and alot of peoples) all-time favorites.
     
  3. Lonemagpie

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    I've never heard of any of the people, companies or films mentioned in that piece!
     
  4. John Clark

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    Joel Kinnaman is familiar to me (Darkest Hour and the US remake of The Killing).

    I reckon our little group will probably go and see it
     
  5. Ensign_Redshirt

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    Apparently, director José Padilha is Brazilian and has only made Brazilian films so far. Most of them documentaries, actually. According to his IMDb profile he has also won a shipload of Latin American film awards.

    Interesting choice to say the least. We don't really know what will come out of it, but it will most likely be better than a remake directed by Paul W. S. Anderson or Kurt Wimmer. :p
     
  6. davejames

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    Ugh. I'm not one of those who groans at every new remake that comes along, but the original Robocop is already about as PERFECT as it gets-- from the story to the characters to the edge, badass attitude (not to mention the incredible costume or the iconic theme music).

    I don't see which of those things they could POSSIBLY improve, so why bother?
     
  7. Silent_Bob

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    Presumably Paul W.S Anderson didn't go for it because he couldn't figure out a way to make the entire film revolve around his wife.
     
  8. Captain Mike

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    Because the studios know there will be dumbass people that will spend money over fist to see the thing....:rolleyes:
     
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  10. Emher

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    I am....unsure about this. I like the guy okay, but he doesn't strike me as Murphy or Robocop.
     
  11. Lonemagpie

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    Though, oddly, a genderswapped Robo is the one thing that could really work, to the extent that verhoeven's movie seems to be setting that up as a sequel...
     
  12. Aragorn

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    Milla Jovovich is RoboCop 3D

    (This film has not been screened for critics)
     
  13. Captaindemotion

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    But isn't that better than casting someone who's just a clone of Peter Weller? I mean, he might turn out crap but, equally, at least we'll get something different.

    IIRC, I once read an interview with either Weller or Verhoeven, can't remember which one, but the gist of it was that Weller got the role because no-one else would take it!
     
  14. OdoWanKenobi

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    I'm just waiting for Robocop to look like some horrible over-designed Bayformer.
     
  15. davejames

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    The first design is pretty decent... even if it does make him look more like a Marvel superhero.
     
  16. Captaindemotion

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    ^ I thought it was more like nuBSG's Cylons
     
  17. Samurai8472

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    That's because the art's basis is Iron Man concept art

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  18. Enterprise is Great

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  19. Captaindemotion

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    Wonder will he get to say 'I am Iron Man' in that sarcastic voice again...
     
  20. Silvercrest

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    Nah. Not enough pouches.