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  • MrTomFTW Moderator 13 Jun 2012 09:27:54 37,302 posts
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    Hugh Laurie to play Omnicorp CEO

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  • nickthegun 13 Jun 2012 09:29:40 58,782 posts
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    Hes no Vilos Cohaagen

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    He totally called it

  • woodnotes 13 Jun 2012 09:40:37 4,921 posts
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    I'm looking forward to this. The original was incredible, brimming with satire in typical Verhoeven style. This will never replace that, but I'm hoping it's still the start of something new and exciting. Anything sci-fi without the word "Star" in the title and I'm in. Glad sci-fi is continuing to make a comeback in Hollywood.
  • kalel 13 Jun 2012 09:59:59 86,260 posts
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    When did sci-fi ever go away?
  • Deleted user 13 June 2012 18:26:38
    Who's attached to direct it at this stage?
  • Deleted user 13 June 2012 18:29:19
    If he's the villain, presumably he'll go back to the British accent.
  • fletch7100 8 Jul 2012 12:55:25 6,918 posts
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  • fletch7100 8 Jul 2012 13:07:27 6,918 posts
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    So supporting cast of samuel l Jackson, Gary oldman and Hugh laurie sounds good. Director made the 2 elite squad films' so high hopes for this
  • Deleted user 8 July 2012 13:11:14
    Fuck me, it's going to be awful isn't it?
  • figgis 8 Jul 2012 13:21:35 7,383 posts
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    Watch 'Elite Squad' Crispy.
  • Derblington 8 Jul 2012 13:37:34 21,264 posts
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    Viral is promising, so happy that they've kept ED-209 largely identical. I've only seen Elite Squad 2 but it's a very good film, didn't realise the director had signed on to this. Suddenly I have high hopes.
  • fletch7100 8 Jul 2012 13:41:47 6,918 posts
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    Bit more info

    Directed by Jose Padhila, ‘RoboCop’ stars Joel Kinnaman (The Killing, Safe House) in the title role, a cop named Alex Murphy who is brought back from the brink of death and turned into a cyborg police officer. Gary Oldman plays Norton, the scientist who creates RoboCop and finds himself torn between the ideals of the machine trying to rediscover its humanity and the callous needs of a corporation. Samuel L. Jackson plays Pat Novak, a charismatic media mogul and a powerful force in the Robocop world. Both Hugh Laurie and Abbie Cornish are reportedly in final negotiations to join the film. Laurie as the evil and ultra-rich CEO of Omnicorp, and Cornish as Alex Murphy’s wife.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/09/robocop-remake-jose-padilha-director_n_1083690.html

    Edited by fletch7100 at 13:45:30 08-07-2012
  • M83J01P97 8 Jul 2012 13:58:32 6,522 posts
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    "I have my take on it. In the first RoboCop, when Alex Murphy is shot, gunned down, then you see some hospitals and stuff and then you cut to him as RoboCop. My movie is between those two cuts."
    Not sure I like the sound of that, sounds a bit too Batman Begins if they are going to spend more time dealing with his genesis. Would much rather the remake cuts to the chase and spends more time showing Robocop as the badass he should be.

    Edited by M83J01P97 at 13:58:43 08-07-2012
  • Deleted user 8 July 2012 15:55:38
    I don't know it Alex Murphey the human cop was quite interesting in the first one, I'd like to have seen a bit more of him.

    Is this the geeky looking scrawny guy from the Killing? Interesting choice.
  • thelzdking 23 Jul 2012 12:57:27 4,310 posts
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    hiddenranbir wrote:
    But you learnt enough about him through being Robocop. He was still dealing with shit while kicking ass. Hell, he was still dealing with it in Robocop 2.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2D3hOitDwY
  • nickthegun 13 Aug 2012 21:56:17 58,782 posts
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    New details!

    They arent good!

    http://io9.com/5934194/rebooted-robocop-script-reveals-alex-murphy-is-now-a-transformer

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  • Whizzo 13 Aug 2012 22:02:12 43,032 posts
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    Hopefully the terrible performance of New Total Recall may make them pause.

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  • oceanmotion 13 Aug 2012 22:03:26 15,641 posts
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    I dunno, sounds as ridiculous and tongue in cheek as the original. Not sure I see the difference.
  • DFawkes 13 Aug 2012 22:04:00 22,584 posts
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    I choose to believe those details aren't true. I choose to hope they are a misguided attempt at a joke on the part of the author, or maybe even something to lower expectations so it seems great in comparison. I chose, because any other option will bring great despair.

    Edited by DFawkes at 22:08:26 13-08-2012

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  • TarickStonefire 14 Aug 2012 11:40:47 2,894 posts
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    @nickthegun If they're going to do a new version I don't see the harm in not making it a carbon copy of the original. I also didn't really see what there was to be as offended as that AICN twitter guy was. I mean let's face it most of his tweets were for the attention as as such were hyperbolic to the hilt.

    But I don't see why deploying ED209s in the Middle East is so bad, for example, nor that the look of Robocop isn't a copy of the original.

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  • Deckard1 14 Aug 2012 11:43:43 27,069 posts
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    So you don't think making him a transformer is a bad idea?
  • Physically_Insane 14 Aug 2012 11:50:47 8,600 posts
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    This could be hilarious, in a good way. I'm kinda into it.
  • evilashchris 14 Aug 2012 12:10:26 6,954 posts
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    Makes sense really! Nice cop to help an old lady across the road, then pimped-up armour shit to take down a drug gang.

    The first one kept his gun in his fucking leg, so something along those lines could be cool.

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  • Khanivor 14 Aug 2012 12:58:10 40,358 posts
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    The movie is being filmed already.
  • SlackMaster 14 Aug 2012 14:04:33 3,132 posts
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    @M83J01P97

    "I have my take on it. In the first RoboCop, when Alex Murphy is shot, gunned down, then you see some hospitals and stuff and then you cut to him as RoboCop. My movie is between those two cuts."
    See this here is a shit idea... so basically it is a film of them building Robocop!?! Where is the fun in that?

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  • LeoliansBro 14 Aug 2012 14:25:35 43,170 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    So you don't think making him a transformer is a bad idea?
    He's a transformer in the same way as Ironman sprouting Middle East missiles is a transformer.

    I'm with oceanmotion on this.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • MrTomFTW Moderator 14 Aug 2012 15:06:30 37,302 posts
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    It's not as if this remake will suddenly cause the original to pop out of existence in a poof of smoke. That film has already weathered a couple of bad sequels, a terrible TV series, a string of even worse made-for-TV movies and a cartoon series for kids.

    Fuck if they want to take the concept and try something different then they'll be hard pressed to do much worse.

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