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Robocop 4

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Hasn’t this horse been beaten to death already. The public has already endured two lackluster sequels and a watered-down television series. Maybe Metro-Goldwin-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) sat down, watched Robocop: Prime Directives and thought: hmmm, there still is some good story that could be told about Alex Murphy if done right. If that’s the case, great, but it looks like MGM is simply trying to continue their franchise. Whatever their decision, Robocop 4 will never be as raw as the original or as satiric.

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The only subsequent Robocop property that succeeded at that was Robocop: Prime Directives. It had a huge story arc, blood, humor and a great ending. Now that there definitely will be a Robocop 4 in the near future, who do you think should direct and who should star? Since he proved himself with Directives, I’m going to say Julian Grant, Paul Verhoeven, Ridley Scott, Darren Aronofsky, Peter Berg and David Fincher would be good choices as director. If its ever announced that Robocop 4 will be PG-13, you will see no further reports on the film on this website.

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  • Harosa

    Like so many articles about this project have been keen to point out, there has been so much crap with Robocop put out after the first film that nothing can really be made as bad as the subsequent crap put out. I would like to think that maybe someone will pull a rabbit out of the hat with this remake ala’ Dawn of the Dead or the first Texas Chainsaw. On a side note, one of the cooler comic books made with the character was Robocop vs Terminator, great art and a cool way of putting the series together.

  • Harosa

    Like so many articles about this project have been keen to point out, there has been so much crap with Robocop put out after the first film that nothing can really be made as bad as the subsequent crap put out. I would like to think that maybe someone will pull a rabbit out of the hat with this remake ala’ Dawn of the Dead or the first Texas Chainsaw. On a side note, one of the cooler comic books made with the character was Robocop vs Terminator, great art and a cool way of putting the series together.

  • I read that and have all four issues. It’s a inventive story, how the two story lines were combined.

    I thought the Dawn of the Dead remake was weak but Texas was great. It’s too bad the last two Leatherface kills are off screen. I heard that the alternate kills for the last two on the 2-Disc DVD are better plus you find out the main reason why Biel’s character went to Mexico.

  • I read that and have all four issues. It’s a inventive story, how the two story lines were combined.

    I thought the Dawn of the Dead remake was weak but Texas was great. It’s too bad the last two Leatherface kills are off screen. I heard that the alternate kills for the last two on the 2-Disc DVD are better plus you find out the main reason why Biel’s character went to Mexico.

  • Harosa

    I cant remember the extras on the DVD for Texas but that seems about right. I get what youre saying about the Dawn remake ( i think alot of people just couldnt get around the idea it was even made) but it had a pedigree to it, as did the Texas one, meaning they werent or looked like some direct to video trash cash in.

  • Harosa

    I cant remember the extras on the DVD for Texas but that seems about right. I get what youre saying about the Dawn remake ( i think alot of people just couldnt get around the idea it was even made) but it had a pedigree to it, as did the Texas one, meaning they werent or looked like some direct to video trash cash in.

  • If they originate, like Zombie did in the first half of his Halloween remake, especially the alternate break-out scene (that was rough), then it won’t be seen as video trash cashing in. But when the film is as terrible as the Black Christmas remake, it will be and they shouldn’t have bothered.

  • If they originate, like Zombie did in the first half of his Halloween remake, especially the alternate break-out scene (that was rough), then it won’t be seen as video trash cashing in. But when the film is as terrible as the Black Christmas remake, it will be and they shouldn’t have bothered.

  • Harosa

    I guess it comes down to who they get to direct it. I assume if they even attempt it then they will probably have a decent budget, but really, there’s no shortage of bad neighborhoods to film in to show urban decay.

  • Harosa

    I guess it comes down to who they get to direct it. I assume if they even attempt it then they will probably have a decent budget, but really, there’s no shortage of bad neighborhoods to film in to show urban decay.

  • Lol. They are going to have someone to write a good script first. Paul Haggis would be my choice for that. After Million Dollar Baby and what he did for James Bond, he has my complete confidence.

  • Lol. They are going to have someone to write a good script first. Paul Haggis would be my choice for that. After Million Dollar Baby and what he did for James Bond, he has my complete confidence.

  • I’ve read somewhere that it might be a remake of Robocop, in which case I think I love it. If it does well and I hope it does, then maybe we can see some new exciting stories in the franchise. Personally I hope for Michael Bay (as producer) as I love the remakes of Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Amityville Horror. Well we’ll see. Whatever happens, you just know they are going to ask Peter Weller to do a cameo 😀

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  • I’ve read somewhere that it might be a remake of Robocop, in which case I think I love it. If it does well and I hope it does, then maybe we can see some new exciting stories in the franchise. Personally I hope for Michael Bay (as producer) as I love the remakes of Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Amityville Horror. Well we’ll see. Whatever happens, you just know they are going to ask Peter Weller to do a cameo 😀

    soundtrackgeek’s last blog post..Retro Wednesday: The Kings of Television

  • STG, if you want an original Robocop story, click here. Also read Robocop vs. Terminator. As for the remake of The Amityville Horror, the ending sucked. I hate Hollywood, rudey-poo cope outs. The movie should have been ended with balls like The Mist. The babysitter in the Amity remake though, frak! She raised the bar of the film and is one of the reasons why I watched P2 and will watch the last season of Alias.

  • STG, if you want an original Robocop story, click here. Also read Robocop vs. Terminator. As for the remake of The Amityville Horror, the ending sucked. I hate Hollywood, rudey-poo cope outs. The movie should have been ended with balls like The Mist. The babysitter in the Amity remake though, frak! She raised the bar of the film and is one of the reasons why I watched P2 and will watch the last season of Alias.

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