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  • woodnotes 6 Jan 2010 13:34:38 4,925 posts
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    Aronofsky's 'RoboCop' remake put on hold

    Darren Aronofsky's RoboCop remake has been put on hold, reports Moviehole.

    Studio MGM has halted the sci-fi action movie after failing to agree with Aronofsky on how to approach the special effects work. According to a source from the film's production company Phoenix Pictures, the director is keen to avoid modern, computer-generated techniques.

    "The project is on hold," the insider told RoboCop Archive. "The problem is that Mary Parent, chairperson of MGM, wants a 3D movie for the new RoboCop. But, as you know, Darren Aronofsky is a real artist and he's not interested in gimmicks like 3D, CGI [or] filming digital. He wants to do everything as real (organic) as possible just like The Fountain."

    Paul Verhoeven's original RoboCop, which was released in 1987, spawned two sequels, a TV series and several video games.

    Pfft, the guy was going to do it without CGI - could have been awesome :/
  • Whizzo 6 Jan 2010 13:36:22 43,133 posts
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    Oh dear it looks like studio heads have gone nuts for 3D after seeing Avatar's numbers.

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  • HarryPalmer 6 Jan 2010 13:40:42 3,322 posts
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    fuck off fucking studio fucks
  • Rowlsten 6 Jan 2010 13:42:56 674 posts
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    They should let him do whatever he likes!!!!
  • PearOfAnguish 6 Jan 2010 13:43:03 7,311 posts
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    Same thing has allegedly happened to Spider-man 4, that's been put on hold and there are rumours the studio is pushing for 3D.
  • S.J.Rogers 6 Jan 2010 13:46:18 3,557 posts
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    Hands up if you are NOT interested in 3D films...

    o/
  • jellyhead 6 Jan 2010 13:46:21 24,350 posts
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    Damn, could have been excellent. A 3D Robocop would be sweet but it sounds like the studio just wanted to rush out a big title and cash in. Might be a while before we see a decent 3D film again.

    fake edit: Pear has just proven my point :)

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  • jellyhead 6 Jan 2010 13:49:10 24,350 posts
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    I've decided i don't want gimmicky 3D but i'd say there's potential for great experiences ahead. Kramer vs Kramer in 3D is a bit pointless i feel but something like Alien could work nicely.

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  • DFawkes 6 Jan 2010 13:50:15 22,987 posts
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    I like 3D, but I like proper films that use practical effects wherever possible better. Not for Avatar, obviously, but certainly for Robocop.

    Oh for goodness sake, I've caught my scrotum in my zip again - Margaret Thatcher, 1986

  • Spanky 6 Jan 2010 13:50:36 14,505 posts
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    3d would necessitate stupid over the top and unnecessary set pieces, considering the fastest robocop can move is a walk it's kinda pointless.

    Get Paul W.S. Anderson in, he'll suck the suits willies and make a tosh film that will make a squillion bucks cause the plebs love tosh.

    Plubs

  • PearOfAnguish 6 Jan 2010 13:50:38 7,311 posts
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    Typical studio exec logic. Avatar was in 3D and was popular therefore 3D must be the reason it was popular so we'll pump out a shitload of 3D movies and $$CHA-CHING$$
  • Deleted user 6 January 2010 13:54:03
    S.J.Rogers wrote:
    Hands up if you are NOT interested in 3D films...

    o/
    o/

    Haven't seen a single one yet. Simply not interested.
  • the_dudefather 6 Jan 2010 13:54:47 9,288 posts
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    CLARENCE BOTTIKER BEING THROWN THROUGH WINDOWS IN 3D

    (ง ͠ ͟ʖ ͡)

  • morriss 6 Jan 2010 13:55:27 71,003 posts
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    Bitches leave
  • PearOfAnguish 6 Jan 2010 13:55:53 7,311 posts
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    morriss wrote:
    Bitches leave

    Only if they leave in 3D.
  • montywithnail 6 Jan 2010 13:56:52 430 posts
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    Aren't MGM in massive debt and in the process of being sold at the moment?

    At a guess, MGM management are, at the moment, only greenlighting the least risky, likely to be a hit movies to make them a more apealing sale. the next Bond movie for instance.
  • CaptainBinky 6 Jan 2010 13:56:53 2,244 posts
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    PearOfAnguish wrote:
    Typical studio exec logic. Avatar was in 3D and was popular therefore 3D must be the reason it was popular so we'll pump out a shitload of 3D movies and $$CHA-CHING$$

    Well, it wasn't the story or the dialogue... ;)
  • Whizzo 6 Jan 2010 13:58:03 43,133 posts
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    Come to think of it, this is a remake of a film I love and one I don't think that needs remaking, so maybe it possibly never happening could be a blessing in disguise.

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  • jellyhead 6 Jan 2010 13:58:12 24,350 posts
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    Spanky, do you think Michael Bay isn't fapping himself stupid 24 hours a day wriiting Miami Vice 2? In 3D!

    I bet him and Anderson are on speaker phone as they mutually scriptwank themselves off :)

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  • Spanky 6 Jan 2010 13:59:37 14,505 posts
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    PearOfAnguish wrote:
    morriss wrote:
    Bitches leave
    Only if they leave in 3D.
    Bullet time will be back with avengeance. Every single bullet will fly at you and be dollyed around. Films will all be over 4 hours long with no piss break.

    Get john woo in there too jellyhead. ;) doves fucking everywhere... IN YOUR FACE!

    Plubs

  • Popzeus 6 Jan 2010 14:00:23 8,330 posts
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    Good. Why the fuck should anyone remake Robocop. Original can't be bettered.

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  • warlockuk 6 Jan 2010 14:00:36 19,172 posts
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    What's next, 3D porn? :D

    I'm a grumpy bastard.

  • Chopsen 6 Jan 2010 14:00:49 16,019 posts
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    Read the thread title and thought "meh" till I say Aronofsky was involved. He does good stuff, he does.

    "He wants to do everything as real (organic) as possible just like The Fountain"

    The fountain was *real*?


  • woodnotes 6 Jan 2010 14:01:17 4,925 posts
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    Paul Verhoeven did get the original spot-on though. It was the satire that made it so awesome, in the same way that it made The Running Man and Total Recall awesome too.
  • Deleted user 6 January 2010 14:01:52
    Am I the only one that thought after a while that Aronofsky might not be up to the task anyway?

    Robocop is entertainment, it's fair enough. Looking up the producer she's actually been in charge of some decent stuff.
  • PearOfAnguish 6 Jan 2010 14:03:05 7,311 posts
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    Chopsen wrote:
    The fountain was *real*?

    Hugh Jackman is still orbiting the planet in a giant glass globe with a tree.
  • Popzeus 6 Jan 2010 14:03:22 8,330 posts
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    warlockuk wrote:
    What's next, 3D porn? :D

    No thanks.

    /dodges giant protuding tellycock

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  • PearOfAnguish 6 Jan 2010 14:04:12 7,311 posts
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    3D bukkake. It's like you're really there!
  • Popzeus 6 Jan 2010 14:04:12 8,330 posts
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    woodnotes wrote:
    Paul Verhoeven did get the original spot-on though. It was the satire that made it so awesome, in the same way that it made The Running Man and Total Recall awesome too.

    And Starship Troopers.

    /dons flameproof suit

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  • kalel 6 Jan 2010 14:04:47 87,764 posts
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    Everyone with a brain thinks Starship Troopers is awesome.
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