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.
- Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer
- Orion Pictures Corporation
- Paul Verhoeven
If you weren't alive in the 1980s, this week's new movies might seem new to you. Otherwise, you might think you've slipped into some kind of rip in the space-time continuum. Don't worry, though. It's really 2014, even if it looks like 1987 at the theater.
Riddle me this, kids: What do you call it when the "RoboCop" remake's director calls a production that hasn't officially begun yet "Hell," the actor rumored to play the villain drops off the cast, and an alleged leaked script makes "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" look like "Citizen Kane?" A sign.
Did the costume designers watch....nay, even glance at the original "RoboCop?" As production revs up on MGM's remake, the first stills have hit the Internet of Joel Kinnaman in the suit. "RoboCop" or "failed costume model from 'Dredd'?" You make the call.
God, I know You're up there. You seem to enjoy occasionally plaguing Terry Gilliam productions with all manner of disasters up to rains of toads. Just once, please dole some of that out to a movie that sounds like it deserves it. Rumored details from next year's "RoboCop" remake have leaked. They aren't pretty.
Samuel L. Jackson has reportedly joined the cast of the "Robocop" reboot. You might be asking "wait, there's a Robocop reboot?" Yes, there is. Find out more about it here.
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.
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 synonymous with successfully breathing new life into a franchise? MGM's newly hired director Jose Padilha is considering Pine (who played Captain James T. Kirk in the latest "Star Trek" movie) to take up Peter Weller's mantle as near-death Detroit cop Alex J. Murphy in a new "Robocop" reboot.