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Old 07-11-2018, 03:35 PM   #21
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I would love to see them bring back Peter Weller for Robocop.
He said a couple of years ago at a Q&A thing that he would do it again but not sure he still feels that way , seen as he has also said he is done with Robocop
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Old 07-11-2018, 06:41 PM   #22
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Robocop with Blomkamp? Wow, dope.
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Old 07-11-2018, 06:43 PM   #23
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He said a couple of years ago at a Q&A thing that he would do it again but not sure he still feels that way
I would be shocked if Weller isn't going to be a lock.
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Old 07-11-2018, 06:45 PM   #24
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I would be shocked if Weller isn't going to be a lock.
They also need to get Nancy Allen back.

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Robocop with Blomkamp? Wow, dope.
Blomkamp hasn't had a hit movie since District 9. So hopefully he will strike gold with this. He was originally gonna do a new Alien movie.
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Old 07-11-2018, 06:51 PM   #25
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So Robocop (2014) no longer happened?
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Old 07-11-2018, 06:52 PM   #26
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So Robocop (2014) no longer happened?
Robocop 2014 wasn't even bad. I enjoyed it at the time. Its just its own thing. It didn't have the satire from the original.
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:29 PM   #27
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Robocop 2014 was bad and something I would like to forget about.

I have mixed feelings about a Robocop 4.
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:27 AM   #28
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design of Robocop 2014 wasn't bad. I wouldn't mind a team up.
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:56 AM   #29
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They also need to get Nancy Allen back.
I'm of two minds. One, sh**, wouldn't it be great to have her back, acting against Weller again? The other, damn... that would mean Robocop 2 and (less importantly) Robocop 3 didn't ever happen.

I tend to think the pros outweigh the cons in not involving her but still mentioning her in passing.

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Blomkamp hasn't had a hit movie since District 9. So hopefully he will strike gold with this. He was originally gonna do a new Alien movie.
Yeah, I'm seeing a lot of blowback on this with him being involved. Say what you will about him, the problems with all of his post-District 9 stuff have been on a script level, for me. And he has nothing to do with that for this. He seems a pretty good fit for this, from what I can gauge.

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Robocop 2014 wasn't even bad. I enjoyed it at the time. Its just its own thing. It didn't have the satire from the original.
Or, I dunno... even 1% of the teeth of it. You can't do Verhoeven's Robocop in PG-13. There's no way. They failed at doing a PG-13 remake of Verhoeven's super bloody Total Recall a couple years before it... why try again and hope for a different result?

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design of Robocop 2014 wasn't bad. I wouldn't mind a team up.
As much as it'd be fun to have the remake Robocop show up in the new movie and show up as this other Robocop against Weller's old school model, there's really no way to reconcile the two timelines, even if we scrub Robocop 2 and 3 from the equation. They had the option to leave it sort of vague and open when they made the remake... sadly, they chose not to. OCP doesn't even exist in that world.
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Old 07-12-2018, 03:13 AM   #30
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Is this a remake or a continuation?
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Old 07-12-2018, 03:23 AM   #31
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Is this a remake or a continuation?
From what I have read a sequel from the first movie, ignoring the others.
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I can understand ignoring the third one but the second one was awesome.
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:50 AM   #33
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From what I have read a sequel from the first movie, ignoring the others.
So he is trying to pull off what he failed to do with an Alien franchise?
Ugh.

Well, considering that none of RoboCop sequels were especially good*, I'd say goodspeed. I just hope he will be able to make it at least somewhat witty and sarcastic, rather than preachy-preachy.

* I like RoboCop 2, but it was too heavy-handed with its approach and lost wittiness of the original in favor of edginess. RoboCain rules, though.
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:53 AM   #34
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So he is trying to pull off what he failed to do with an Alien franchise?
Ugh.
No, this has been the plan since January, long before he was ever hired as director.

https://www.cinemablend.com/news/230...ay-youd-expect

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Well, considering that none of RoboCop sequels were especially good*, I'd say goodspeed. I just hope he will be able to make it at least somewhat witty and sarcastic, rather than preachy-preachy.

* I like RoboCop 2, but it was too heavy-handed with its approach and lost wittiness of the original in favor of edginess. RoboCain rules, though.
I think the "It's a sequel to the first one only!" will largely be a PR thing, but when you watch the movie there will be no reason Robo 2 and 3 couldn't have happened.
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I enjoyed Robocop 2. It was a lot more violent then the 1st one. But it had more humor then the 1st one. Like when Robocop was reprogrammed and was acting all nice and stuff.
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:06 PM   #36
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I fell in love with Neil Blomkamp's work when I first saw District 9. While his recent films haven't made a positive impression on me, I'm always intrigued to see what he does next. I'm excited for this film.

For some reason, I've never seen Robocop, but I loved his concept art for the Alien movie that fell through.
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:35 PM   #37
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I'd take an R-Rating too, I mean it never took off with kids anyway so why not bring it back? Also agreed, if going along the lines of the first movie it doesn't suit a PG13. I'd still watch if it was PG-13 though.

Classic suit or very much resembling it too.

As for the Nancy comments, she wouldn't need to have a major role like being his partner, she could be higher up now but still have some involvement with him. I'd like her character to be in it anyway.

So far as what we end up with, I didn't like everything that came after the first movie anyway so it can't be worse (don't want to jinx it)
I'm going to let myself feel a little excited for this for the time being

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Old 07-12-2018, 01:44 PM   #38
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I'd take an R-Rating too, I mean it never took off with kids anyway so why not bring it back?
It shouldn't even be a question. And no way would Blomkamp sign onto a PG-13 Robocop movie.

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Also agreed, if going along the lines of the first movie it doesn't suit a PG13. I'd still watch if it was PG-13 though.
The last two Robocop movies were PG-13... both were failures. I don't think they'll try it a third time.

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As for the Nancy comments, she wouldn't need to have a major role like being his partner, she could be higher up now but still have some involvement with him. I'd like her character to be in it anyway.
She's like 70. She could be, like, the police chief or something if they really, really want to put her in somewhere.
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Old 07-12-2018, 02:15 PM   #39
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It shouldn't even be a question. And no way would Blomkamp sign onto a PG-13 Robocop movie.

The last two Robocop movies were PG-13... both were failures. I don't think they'll try it a third time.
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Agreed, does seem hopeful we'll get that then.

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To no real surprise, Blomkamp wants Peter Weller.

https://www.cosmicbooknews.com/robocop-peter-weller
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