Wednesday, June 6, 2012


The poster for the original "Robocop" film
In 1987 the original Robocop film was released to theaters. With Peter Weller in the titular role, Robocop told the story of a Detroit police officer who was gravely injured during a shootout. Taking a page from the Six Million Dollar Man and Bionic Woman, the officer was reconstructed by scientists, becoming a cyborg that looked like a splice of Gort from The Day the Earth Stood Still and Maria from Metropolis. The only parts of him that remained human were his face and his memories, which would haunt him whenever he went to his recharging chair to "sleep."

The film spawned two sequels, creating the Robocop trilogy. But now, almost thirty years later, the franchise is getting a remake courtesy of Sony Pictures.

Distributed by Sony and produced by Phoenix Pictures, Robocop tells the story of the mysterious titular character, who is still haunted by memories that only appear when he is recharging. Jose Padilha (director, screenwriter, and producer of Elite Squad: The Enemy Within) directs Joel Kinnaman (Safe House) as Robocop. No other cast members have yet been hired.

This action/sci-fi film has been in Pre-Production since September 25, 2011. Originally the plan was to begin shooting in early 2012, but they'll probably start filming sometime in July or August. Robocop will be in theaters on August 9, 2013. No worldwide release date has been confirmed yet, and the film will likely not be available in 3D.

Do you think that this Robocop remake will be Good, Bad, or Ugly? Have you seen the original Robocop trilogy, and did you like it?

 - Edessa, signing off


  1. I have heard about this for a while although I am not sure if it is a good idea. The original RoboCop was OK but a little overrated in my opinion. The action was cool but the dialogue was corny and clichéd. Have you seen the movie?


    1. Not yet, but I'm one of those types of people who knows a lot about movies I've never seen. =P I don't think I'd ever want to see Robocop, though, because it just seems like a cop version of "The Six Million Dollar Man" and "Bionic Woman." But maybe I'll give this remake a try, if it turns out to be any good. =)

  2. I'm not sure...I have never heard of RoboCop. I recognize the person in the picture, but besides that, I have no idea what the movie really is. :D


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