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aronofsky to revive... robocop?!

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Darren Aronofsky revives 'RoboCop'
'Road to Perdition' scribe David Self also on board

By Jay A. Fernandez

July 24, 2008, 08:34 PM ET
Somewhere, there is a crime happening.

Indeed. But "RoboCop" is coming out of retirement courtesy of director Darren Aronofsky and writer David Self. The writer-director of "The Fountain" and the writer of "Road to Perdition" have signed deals to develop a big-budget 21st century installment in the saga of the human-machine hybrid crime fighter.

Phoenix Pictures' Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, Brad Fischer and David Thwaites will produce. Cale Boyter, executive vp production at MGM, will oversee for the studio. Although the Lion has not greenlighted the reinvention, it has fast-tracked "RoboCop" for a 2010 release, when the studio plans to roll out its new slate.

"Darren is undeniably one of the most talented, original and visceral filmmakers, and David is one of the greatest writers in Hollywood," said Mary Parent, chairman of MGM's worldwide motion picture group.

The original "RoboCop," written by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner, was directed with camp adroitness by Paul Verhoeven in 1987 and released by Orion Pictures. It focused on a mortally wounded cop in a futuristic, crime-ridden Detroit who returns to fight corruption in the guise of a tough-talking cyborg. Sequels followed in 1990 and 1993, along with TV series and video games. RoboCop retains a sizable fan base online.

"After making the first 'RoboCop' at Orion more than 20 years ago, I'm thrilled to be helping to return this character to the screen through the eyes of Darren Aronofsky and David Self," Medavoy said.

Parent and MGM chairman-CEO Harry Sloan announced their "RoboCop" revival in May at Cannes, and they're hoping to rebuild the do-gooding manbot, utilizing the latest filmmaking technology and

spending accordingly, as much as $100 million on the budget. The tone and feel would be similar to the first movie.

MGM had been talking to several filmmakers about rebooting the franchise and started meeting with Aronofsky a month ago. At the time, Aronofsky, who is repped by CAA, was finishing up postproduction on "The Wrestler" and hoping to move forward with "The Fighter" at Paramount. But greenlight delays resulting from potential SAG labor strife and actor scheduling left him open to wooing.

Self, repped by UTA, has written screenplays for "Thirteen Days" and Universal's upcoming "Wolf Man" remake.

In resuscitating the MGM brand, Parent and company have been looking to the studio's library for ripe remake material. Revamps of "Red Dawn," "Fame," "Poltergeist" and "Death Wish" are all in the works.
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in 8 years we will be living in the time of Robocop

and Bladerunner

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Hrn, guess they've put Ice 9 on the backburner.
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Why remake it?
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Why not make something NEW Hollywood?
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Too "risky".
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Risky? I'd like to remind you how Robocop (2&3) destroyed Orion picture.
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I'm guessing I'd be pretty much alone in thinking that The Fountain was pretty good?

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I'd buy that for a dollar

Don Eduardo";p="970828 wrote:I'm guessing I'd be pretty much alone in thinking that The Fountain was pretty good?
I liked it A LOT

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i have high hopes for this

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The Painted Porch";p="970805 wrote:Risky? I'd like to remind you how Robocop (2&3) destroyed Orion picture.
i completely forgot there was a robocop 3... thank you
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Don Eduardo";p="970828 wrote:I'm guessing I'd be pretty much alone in thinking that The Fountain was pretty good?
I'm interested in it, but my dislike for Requiem has kept me away from it. Though Kent Williams' graphic novel adaptation is pushing me closer to watching it.
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I hope the dad from That 70's Show is the bad guy again

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The Painted Porch";p="970805 wrote:Risky? I'd like to remind you how Robocop (2&3) destroyed Orion picture.
studios aren't looking at that. they're looking at the DVD sales figures of Robocop 1. and not much else.
I think this is a bad idea. But I also thought casting Robert Downey Jr. as a superhero was a bad idea, and that one was a success, so...

Oh, and I loved the hell out of the fountain. Most people who didn't like it tried to make it more complex than it was. The whole theme can be summed up in one brief sentence.

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Will Peter Weller be returning?
Maybe as RoboCop's Dad or a wise, injured Uncle who teaches Robo that just because he's mostly made of cybernetic components now, he's still his son/nephew and a damned good cop to boot.
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judasmuppet";p="970891 wrote:my dislike for Requiem has kept me away from it
I also dislike Requiem for a Dream, but loved The Fountain.

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Busta";p="970921 wrote:Will Peter Weller be returning?
Maybe as RoboCop's Dad or a wise, injured Uncle who teaches Robo that just because he's mostly made of cybernetic components now, he's still his son/nephew and a damned good cop to boot.
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stripperm(0)(o)m";p="970582 wrote:in 8 years we will be living in the time of Robocop

and Bladerunner
Isn't Blade Runner set in 2019?!

You call yourself an Historian! :roll:
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Parent and MGM chairman-CEO Harry Sloan announced their "RoboCop" revival in May at Cannes, and they're hoping to rebuild the do-gooding manbot, utilizing the latest filmmaking technology and spending accordingly, as much as $100 million on the budget. The tone and feel would be similar to the first movie.
Another talented director who needs to be creatively drained with big budget and a mindless plot.

Poor idea... Will see the movie, but I'll presumably take $60,000 Pi over $100.000.000 Robocop any day of the week.
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wait till they run out of films to remake , then they will start remaking the sequels , smokey and the bandit part two , redux . staring luie anderson as the bandit , smokey , the girl , the dog , etc .
the finished product is just the garbage left over from doing the work.

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but louie anderson will be too old to be the bandit

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Busta";p="971468 wrote:
stripperm(0)(o)m";p="970582 wrote:in 8 years we will be living in the time of Robocop

and Bladerunner
Isn't Blade Runner set in 2019?!

You call yourself an Historian! :roll:
aw fuck

Maybe it's "Running Man"

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