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(Deadline)   Robocop remake one step closer to casting a Tony award winning actress, possibly for the intricate musical number featuring Robocop and ED-209   (deadline.com) divider line 25
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2012-08-03 11:09:25 AM
The original Robocop film is farking perfect as it is, and easily makes my Top 10 of all time list, why must we retroactively ruin all which is good in this world by remaking it and ruining our memories of why the original was so great to begin with. Same thing goes for this new Total Recall nonsense that's coming out, why does this need to exist?
 
2012-08-03 12:42:27 PM
Saw the trailer for Total Recall on The Daily Show last night. Two words: Shiat sandwich.
 
2012-08-03 12:42:28 PM
the fact that that douche from "the killing" is playing robocop is fairly disheartening.
 
2012-08-03 12:48:08 PM
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2012-08-03 12:55:13 PM
I'd buy that for a dollar!
 
2012-08-03 01:01:31 PM
She is a TWO time Tony award winner.

Which makes her twice as good as a lame-assed, no talent ONE time winner.

It will be interesting to see what an actual actress can do with that movie.
 
2012-08-03 01:02:43 PM

Barton Fink: the fact that that douche from "the killing" is playing robocop is fairly disheartening.


Actually... I'm looking forward to this. Joel Kinnaman isn't really a douche... he just played one on TV so well, everyone thinks he is. That's how good of an actor he is. I'm gonna give him a chance.
 
2012-08-03 01:17:57 PM
Rainbows on roses and whiskers on kittens
Crackheads with rifles and warm woolen mittens
Anthrax in packages tied up with string
These are a few of my favorite things
 
2012-08-03 01:33:20 PM

Steve McQueen's Motorcycle: I'd buy that for a dollar!


I really wish someone had actually made that show.
 
2012-08-03 01:53:44 PM
 
2012-08-03 02:39:04 PM

spman: The original Robocop film is farking perfect as it is, and easily makes my Top 10 of all time list, why must we retroactively ruin all which is good in this world by remaking it and ruining our memories of why the original was so great to begin with. Same thing goes for this new Total Recall nonsense that's coming out, why does this need to exist?


I don't consider it one of my top ten, but I'm with you - what can you do with Robocop other than throw big names at it? It was somewhat original and done better than most others at the time. The action movies from the past 10-15 years I've liked better than the 80's have been progressively unique or more intelligent styles with excellent choreography/coordination in the hand-to-hand combat fight sequences - for example I'm more apt to watch Bourne Identity movies or Blade vs. most Vin Diesel movies. Robocop in his metal suit is likely going to be just big names and explosions - an acceptable limitation in the 80's, but without the original concept and plotlines, this movie doesn't have much promise for me.
 
2012-08-03 02:45:15 PM
Robocop the Musical: Murphy it's you.
 
2012-08-03 03:00:35 PM
Yes, subby. All the plays on and off Broadway are musicals.
 
2012-08-03 03:16:54 PM
The original is about as good as a movie about a robot cop can be.

So you modernize it, then what? Lose the humor and satire? Um, the movie is about a robot cop. Add more humor? Then the film is a comedy. Add more violence? Not unless the studio is okay with a hard-R rating. Less violence? I guess if the main focus is the drama of a man struggling to cope with his robot body that would be a new take, but I'm pretty sure everyone is expecting an action movie.
 
2012-08-03 03:36:30 PM

DeaH: Yes, subby. All the plays on and off Broadway are musicals.


The ones that pay well are.
 
2012-08-03 03:58:46 PM

LivingDeadX1: Barton Fink: the fact that that douche from "the killing" is playing robocop is fairly disheartening.

Actually... I'm looking forward to this. Joel Kinnaman isn't really a douche... he just played one on TV so well, everyone thinks he is. That's how good of an actor he is. I'm gonna give him a chance.


Hear, Hear!
 
2012-08-03 04:08:20 PM

spman: The original Robocop film is farking perfect as it is, and easily makes my Top 10 of all time list, why must we retroactively ruin all which is good in this world by remaking it and ruining our memories of why the original was so great to begin with. Same thing goes for this new Total Recall nonsense that's coming out, why does this need to exist?


Because it will make money. It won't have that hard edged feel of a B-Grade Sci-Fi flick trying to desperately be taken seriously, or the raunchy black humor that made the original awesome. No it will be sanitized to look and feel like Robo Cop 2 did or god help us Robo Cop 3.
 
2012-08-03 04:23:57 PM

Hilarity_N_Sues: Oblig?


Holy Caped Contralto Batman, that was hilarious. What is it from?
 
2012-08-03 05:59:06 PM
The actress won a Best Actress Tony in 200 for The Real Thing

Wow, she looks pretty good for her age.
 
2012-08-03 07:32:06 PM
Stop remaking great movies of the 1980s! And stop putting Jackie Earle Haley in them!

/ would allow an exception for a "Bad News Bears: The Next Generation" film.
 
2012-08-03 08:06:08 PM

Slaves2Darkness: spman: The original Robocop film is farking perfect as it is, and easily makes my Top 10 of all time list, why must we retroactively ruin all which is good in this world by remaking it and ruining our memories of why the original was so great to begin with. Same thing goes for this new Total Recall nonsense that's coming out, why does this need to exist?

Because it will make money. It won't have that hard edged feel of a B-Grade Sci-Fi flick trying to desperately be taken seriously, or the raunchy black humor that made the original awesome. No it will be sanitized to look and feel like Robo Cop 2 did or god help us Robo Cop 3.


It won't make a lot of money in the U.S. It will make money overseas, but I can't imagine this being more than a bit player in the studio's finances.
 
2012-08-03 11:05:58 PM
I'd watch the hell out of a Robocop musical as long as it maintains Verhoeven's sense of humor and over-the-top violence.
 
2012-08-04 12:51:32 AM
Guarantee it's rated PG-13.
 
2012-08-04 01:08:27 AM
If it doesn't have ED-209 doing a tap-dancing routine before lamenting its inability to climb stairs, forget it.

/or ED-209 raining electric bolts down on RoboCop while singing "Kill da wabbit! Kill da wabbit!"
 
2012-08-04 07:06:16 AM
As an ex-Detroiter, I think we should live it alone. It was a movie that defined Detroit at that time.
 
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