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Robocop Remake - February 2014 - PG13 Rating Confirmed at ComicCon


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Holy Fuck!

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) has signed Darren Aronofsky to direct and David Self to write a new installment for its "RoboCop" franchise. Aronofsky, the director of The Fountain, and Self, the writer of Road to Perdition, make a formidable creative team, fast tracking the RoboCop motion picture and spotlighting it as one of the most anticipated new films for 2010.

The announcement was made today by Mary Parent, Chairman, Worldwide Motion Picture Group, MGM.

In making the announcement Parent said: "Darren is undeniably one of the most talented, original and visceral film makers, and David is one of the greatest writers in Hollywood. All of us at MGM couldn't be more excited."

Phoenix Pictures' Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, Brad Fischer and David Thwaites will produce "RoboCop." Cale Boyter, Executive Vice President Production at MGM will oversee the project for the studio.

Phoenix Pictures' Chairman and CEO Mike Medavoy said: "After making the first 'RoboCop' at Orion more than 20 years ago, I'm thrilled to be helping to return this character to the screen with our partners at MGM and through the eyes of Darren Aronofsky and David Self."

Phoenix co-presidents Brad Fischer and David Thwaites added: "With a filmmaker of Darren Aronofsky's vision and imagination and a writer of David Self's caliber, we are poised to bring to the screen an entertaining and provocative film, which will now be under the creative guidance of two of the best storytellers working in our industry today."

The original RoboCop, which premiered in 1987, was "part man, part machine and all cop." The film's storyline focused on the future of law enforcement as a terminally wounded cop returns to the police force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories. The original film was nominated for two Academy Awards -- Best Film Editing and Best Sound.

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Well, that's a turn-up for the books.

So, it's not a remake but a new installment. I can live with that. I wonder if ED-209 will return. No CGI, but a full-scale Stan Winston-esque model. Aronofsky likes practical effects, doesn't he?

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As you well know, I wasn't claiming a "staggering intellect", I was responding to the accusation I didn't like Aronofsky because he didn't use "explosions", therefore my tone was entirely appropriate. Likewise, you've deliberately distorted and misintepreted what I was saying to imply arrogance, in order to discredit my opinion of Aronofsky because it differs from your own. Which is a tad pathetic.

And I know it's not a remake but that's besides the point, I am not optimistic that Aronofsky can live up to Verhoeven's movie.

Get over yourself, you sound like an affronted Victorian gentleman.

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The thing is, if they do fuck it up we can just forget about it, just like Robocop 2 and 3, so it wouldn't be a big deal.

I for one really like Robocop 2. Robocop 1 shall of course always be the daddy and I'd never argue otherwise but I love Robocops 2's very mean streak and even though they didn't really do much with the story/characters as a bit of fun, very violent comic book action fluff I enjoy it quite a bit. I'd love for a bluray to come out sometime down the line.

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Yeah Robo 2 was pretty good. Obviously not the greatest film ever made and the pinicle of all human achievement like its predecessor is - but it was a reasonable enough romp.

It's Robocop3 and the subsequent TV series that we don't discuss in polite society.

I have to begrudgenly admit I'm kind of looking forward to a new Robocop. I just can't see it becoming a 'quotable' movie in these post-Pulp Fiction times, and on account of not being a wide-eyed 15 year old anymore with enough time on my hands to watch it once a day for 2 months.

P.S. Oh fuck Jones. He fumbled the ball - I was there to pick it up.

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R-rated? Rebooting, not sequel, similar to Batman Begins?


MTV has finally confirmed that Darren Aronofsky’s Robocop film will most likely be Rated R. All I can say is Thank God. I can only imagine that Aronofsky’s Robocop won’t be a smooth chrome cyborg, and would likely be grittier than the original. I imagine that all the movie studios, including MGM, will attempt to take a cue from The Dark Knight and allow for a darker and less than traditional take. It would have been a huge mistake to make Aronofsky conform to a PG-13 rating, especially considering the original film was so over the top gory (earning an X rating during its first MPAA submission).

Producer Mike Medavoy also denied reports that the film might be filmed and released in 3D, a rumor that has persisted since MGM’s first mention of the project at Cannes. It has also been confirmed that the film is a “re-imagining” in the same vein as Batman Begins, and “definitely not a sequel”. No story details have been revealed, other than that the movie will deal with the theme of the merger or technology and humanity. Robocop i expected to hit theaters in 2010. Head on over to MTV to read the full interview with Medavoy.

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It will never happen. I don't think he'd be a good choice anyway.

Well I looked foolish.

I really did not see Aronofsky doing something like this when he has so many other projects he supposedly wants to make. I'm still unconvinced he is the right man but as others have said he beats the Ratner's of this world.

The Batman Begins comparison is a little concerning. Perhaps it will just become a byword for successful reboots like post Bourne every action film had to be Bourne-like but I don't really want a dry and overtly realistic Robocop. The original managed to juggle great action, violence, humour and social commentary whilst being dressed up in a bright exterior. Making it a dour experience (which is all I have ever really seen from Aronofsky) would be disappoiting.

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