Neill Blomkamp's Robocop Returns (TBC)

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  1. raigraphixs

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    Wow.
     
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    At least Sir Ridley can't fudge this one up for him ;) . Great news and should be the perfect director for the franchise :thumbsup:.
     
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    Holy crap Blomkamp was born for this. I want a Chappie cameo.
     
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    I'm pleased to see he's got a new big screen project on the go :thumbsup:

    maybe now we'll get the sequel the original deserved. I'll be looking forward to some absolutely massive guns :D
     
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    Great news! Blomkamp is a really great choice for this. Can't wait!
     
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    I'd like to see Peter Weller involved in some capacity, even if it's requires the aid of some quality effects work or some voice work.
     
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    This appears to be following Hollywood's latest tread - take a well loved original film, and ignore every follow up since. With this, Halloween, and Terminator, surely it's only a matter of time before Blomkamp's own Aliens sequel is re-energised. :)
     
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    Yup District 9 and Elysium is kinda a job application for Robocop in many ways . I do like the realistic imagery he brings and the weaponry he delivers in his films.

    Match , made if it follows Verhoven even just a lil .
     
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    Don't get too excited folks there's a high chance that Sharlto Copley will be in this :confused:
     
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    Oh god why
     
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    fudgeing A.
     
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    I was thinking that. After the abysmal Covenant Ridleys powers maybe some what dampened. If this does well then maybe there is a chance.
     
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    He’s kinda already made his ‘Robocop’ derivative in Chappie. Frankly it was horrible.
     
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    No! :nono:
     
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    I'd rather he gave us the sequel to District 9.
     
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    Why not?
     
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    i thought the remake from a few years back wasnt as bad as everyone made it out to be - sure not a patch on the original robo-dredd but overall it was a decent enough update.

    i'd love a sequel to D9 but thats probably out the picture - i reckon he'll do good job with this.
     
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    If this isn't at least certified as a 15 then I don't care.
     
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    I read that they're re-working an script for the original sequel in which Robocop was moth-balled and brought back online line years later. I'm OK with this as long as Weller is involved and it's not a 12a certificate.
     
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    Unlike the rest of you, I don't feel the hype for this. Robocop for me was very much a product of the 80's way of life. That's exactly where it will always belong. I hated the remake a few years back with a passion too, so that probably doesn't help things!
     
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    I kinda see where Rich is coming from. As much as I really like Blomkamp's work, the concept of Robocop does indeed feel like a product of it's time, and Verhoeven's satirical nature was perfect for such a film.

    That said, it's Blomkamp and if any young emerging filmmaker deserves a crack at Robocop, it's him and i'm already convinced that this film will be MUCH better than the sequels and I don't even have to mention to remake.
     
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    In these Trumpy snowflakey times perhaps it's a better time to revisit that violent reality!
     
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    That's pretty much exactly what i was trying to say. But it was 2am in the morning when I posted, and my thinking head was nowwhere to be seen!

    The original felt so right for the time, and I am getting just a little bit sick of all these remakes now too. And rarely do they offer anything new, or challenge in quality.

    That's not to say Blomkamp isn't a talented guy, and it's in a safer pair of hands than most. But I'd still rather it doesn't happen. The pessimist in me just sees me being disappointed already!
     
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    All snowflakes to be dealt with by ED209s?
     
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    Really hope this goes ahead. Was never really keen on Robocop 2, I know it has it's cheerleaders but nah, it was such an inferior film to the original. Be great to get a proper sequel and quite heartened to see who's involved in this. Blomkamp is a great choice, albeit his output has been up and down since the fab District 9, although the effects in his films always look incredible. Hope they keep a similar style with the news links/ads from the originals. "Can I have them both!?"

    Basically I hope this opens the door to the Aliens sequel and helps me put out of my mind the frankly weird attempts by scott to explain the origins of the Alien.
     

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