Robocop is an action science film that came out in the year 1987. It is a movie about a Detroit police officer who is brought back to life and made as a highly efficient cyborg crime fighter. The police are owned by a corporation and they are often looking to come up with effective solutions to make the city a better place to live as well as maximize profits. The movie spawned two more sequels and is among the more popular action films.
In a futuristic Detroit the crime rate is rampant. The police are overworked and are desperately looking to keep crime under control. They are controlled by a major corporation and therefore are limited by the resources that they are given. One day an officer named Murphy is sent to pursue a gang of criminals. He follows them into a warehouse and is brutally gunned down by them. Shortly after his corpse is retrieved he is sent to the corporation to be constructed into a cyborg known as Robocop. The Robocop is sent out to go on patrol. During his patrol he stops a convenience store robbery, a mugging/rape and also stops a gas station robbery. During this robbery he gets the identity of the robber and finds out that it was one of the men who killed him while he was human. Over the course of the film, Robocop is looking to eliminate the gang of criminals who killed his human form while exploring his past. At the same time the corporation forms an alliance with the gang of criminals and both look to eliminate Robocop. The criminal gang gets highly specialized weapons in order to destroy Robocop. They then begin their pursuit in finding him. In the end Robocop and his partner retreat to old Detroit to regroup and get to safety. However the gang finds them and a final standoff takes place. Robocop eliminates the rest of the criminal gang and also the unscrupulous executive who looked to shut him down.
It would be fitting if "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" were being released this week, because someone's definitely been playing around with the WABAC machine. We'll still have to wait a few weeks for Mr. Peabody, but we can still engage in time travel at the theater this weekend, since every single new wide release is based on a story that's at least a quarter-century old. The most venerable of these tales is "Endless Love," a reboot of the 1981 film about forbidden young love that starred Brooke Shields.
It sounded like a bad idea from Jump Street. Alleged excerpts from a leaked script draft seemingly confirmed it undeniably. When the director himself calls remaking "RoboCop" as "Hell," the entire idea can no longer be called anything except a bad, bad, BAD idea. Director Jose Padilha has reportedly groused to friend and fellow filmmaker Fernando Meirelles that production has nose-dove south before shooting even a single solitary frame. Meirelles told CinemaComRapadura.
Abandon hopes that an '80s action favorite will be treated with respect, all ye who read onward from here. I took the tweet with a grain of salt when my eyes wandered across it on my Twitter timeline: "Robocop joins Amazing Spider-Man and Man of Steel in the list of films shamelessly knocking off The Dark Knight." It was a retweet from fellow cineophile Jerry Nava, a movie reviewer at Reviewtopia.com as The Film Renegado. He's a sharp guy, but I've heard the accusation before: "Movie Y is hitting theaters after Movie X, and looks mildly like Movie X? KNOCK-OFF!" It's become somewhat of an internet knee-jerk conclusion.
(WARNING! If time proves the following tweets true, then this report contains valid SPOILERS for the upcoming remake of "RoboCop." That being said, I've read these. It is my belief that I am doing my audience a favor passing this along before anyone buys a ticket. Still, if you want to make up your own mind, back away now.) Oh, dear. Look at that picture, folks. Son, Peter Weller is disappoint. Remakes and reboots are often ugly, ugly little crimes against creativity and wonderful, beloved source material.
He's had it with these muthaf*cking cyborgs in this muthaf*cking post-apocalyptic future. THR reports that Samuel L. Jackson has joined the reboot of "Robocop," playing media mogul Pat Novak. The character doesn't exist (by that name, anyway) in the original movie, so it's tough to say at this point whether or not Jackson's character will be a hero, villain or something in between. You may find yourself saying, "Wait. Hold on. There's a 'Robocop' reboot?" Yes.
MGM has come back from the brink of ruin, and like anyone trying to pay back its lenders, it's looking for a steady job. And what's more steady than remakes and reboots? Variety reports that MGM is looking to get five major projects underway - a reboot of "Robocop," a reboot of "Mr. Mom," a remake of the 1980 film "The Idolmaker," a "Hercules" project, and a fourth "Poltergeist" movie. They've also come onboard to co-finance "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters," which stars Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as the famous fairy tale siblings fifteen years after killing the witch.
Think about this a second strictly from a working actor's perspective, then answer me this: considering how ga-ga for remakes Hollywood is, and how incredibly well J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" did at the box office, would it really be that bad if Chris Pine's name became synonomous with successfully breathing new life into a franchise? According to Twitch, MGM's newly hired director Jose Padilha is considering Pine to take up Peter Weller's mantle as near-death Detroit cop Alex J.