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RE: - 25/7/2008 9:00:41 PM   
Dirty Hartigan

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It's great that a proven talent like Aronofsky's doing this film, but you do wonder where he can go with the character. Perhap he intends to use his connections with Frank Miller to generate some ideas?

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- 25/7/2008 9:36:16 PM   

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Really is one of those WTF? moments this, Robocop is a classic mainly due to Verhoeven, 2 was ok, 3 was shite. I'm going to reserve judgement until we see something but going with someone like Aronofsky could be really interesting, could be a Nolan/Batman moment.

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Is this a survey? - 26/7/2008 3:49:10 AM   


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Stop them all. The question is not "Do we need a RoboCop remake?", the question is "Do we need any more films?". I would not miss a lot if they´d take a 1 year hiatus from doing what they´re doing, which seems to be making movies. How much more obvious can it get that they´ve run out of ideas a long time ago? Yes, we all know that, but are we all aware how desperate and fucked up the situation really is? There´s at least three remakes a week being confirmed/heavily rumoured. To stop this aimless re-doing of films we´ve so successfully glorified through the years, we all must stop go seeing them, cause I bet there´s a lot of people here who hate on the idea of a remake of a certain "classic" when it´s being announced, yet they go to the fuckin´ theater and pay for and see the film. So then, they support, what they wanted to fail. Don´t give in to your curiousity, boycott this shit, and starve them until they realize they cannot go on with their ugly old Tinseltown ways!

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- 26/7/2008 3:28:46 PM   

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I think I'm as split as the next guy about this. I love Aronofsky's work (particularly The Fountain) but this seems to be a choice waaaay outta left field - even for Aronofsky, I really hope that it's being done for the right reasons and isn't just being done for the smell of green. That said, IF Aronofsky is going to 'reimagine' it, it could very well be brilliant - but he does seem to be taking a big risk here - which to be fair could be a good sign in that he wouldn't be doing it at all if he didn't believe he had something new to bring to the table. Christ, who knows?
I was lucky enough to be invited to a private showing of The Fountain at 20th Century Fox HQ in London over a year ago, and had chance to sit and talk with him, he's a genuinely nice guy, really down to Earth who believes in everything he does, so although the jury may be out right now, I'm going to give the guy the benefit of the doubt.

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GREAT NEWS!! - 28/7/2008 12:22:56 AM   


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Fantastic to hear this news! Even more so if it work's?
Which with agreeing on what "durelius" said, if its a Nolan-batman type thing it should really kick off!!
Big Robocop fan as a kid, sorry didnt like the 3rd like at all but the first and second had a great cast, really cool bad guys to.

Looking forward to seeing or hearing more on it!!

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RE: GREAT NEWS!! - 28/7/2008 4:43:02 PM   

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As long as its an 18 and has the great elements of the first 2 then it should be good. Who will play him?

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RE: - 30/7/2008 2:27:02 AM   
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Here's to hoping this turns out to be an arty existential examination of how the organic and artificial can co exist within the same entity.

I second that.

At least we know it will be an intelligent take on the character, if he can pull off the action (which I think he can based solely on the battle scenes at the beginning of The Fountain) then I think we're in for a real treat. Aronofsky is very impressive.

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RE: RE: - 30/7/2008 3:40:38 PM   

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God knows what this is going to be like Darren Aronofsky has been rumoured for just about every single major franchise recently so i guess it's nice he's getting one off the ground.


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WHOAH! - 31/7/2008 11:23:41 AM   
Nicky C


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Definitely keeping an eye on this. Seems a strange combination, but in a good way. If they absolutely HAVE to remake Robocop, then I'm glad they've got Aronofsky and not a generic blockbuster director. I adore the original Robocop and I think it gets better with age. Also, I am eager to see what Aronofsky's keen eye will make of flesh interacting with electronics. Plenty of existential questions for DA to mull over as well, surely.

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RE: RE: - 2/8/2008 11:12:31 AM   

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Sorry but this film doesn't need to be done, IMO. I mean whats next Michael Gondry helming a Predator remake? Spike Jonze directing a Terminator sequel?
(Not that I've got anything against them!)

Its just not needed for fecks sake!

I totally agree with you. The first film IMO is a perfect film. It's a sci-fi, it's an action film, it's a satire and it's a product of the '80s. Like Bact to the Future and the Terminator, it's tight, has perfect pacing and has no superfulous scenes in it and is perfectly structured and it percectly combines OTT blood n guts action and tongue in cheek humour as well as some genuinely touching moments and it has vulnerable heroes and villains you want to see horribly killed. There really is no need to touch this film, because IMO, there is nothing you can improve (aside from VFX with GCI wankery).


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RE: - 3/8/2008 11:26:23 PM   
Emyr Thy King


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Here's to hoping this turns out to be an arty existential examination of how the organic and artificial can co exist within the same entity.

Which text book did you pluck that one out of?

Amongst the prepubescent rantings here againt the auteur (I sometimes wish whether people are regressing), what sort of vision can the director bring to Robocop? I actually own The Fountain (a time-travelling love story through the ages?) on DVD, but still haven't watched it! I welcome such news, if he's an intelligent and erudite director as others have mentioned then this could be very intriguing. The only demand I would make is that they don't tone down the satirical element of the original (privatisation, rampant commercialism and apathetic blasé news reporting - ring any bells?!), and certainly more bloody elements. I liked how Paul Verhoeven (despite making it his crutch somewhat) used a little gore and blood to depict how dire and desperate things had become in Detroit city.

It would be wise for us to actually see some of the work he's done before casting judgement on whether this will be a rewarding venture or a dismal flop.

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RE: RE: - 4/8/2008 1:05:19 PM   

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I wouldn't write it off as a 'complete flop' yet, however, I just think it's completely un-necessary for all the reasons I stated above. The studios just jumping on Iron Man's bandwagon.


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Darren Aronofsky - 4/8/2008 8:27:18 PM   
Emyr Thy King


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You can argue no film is necessary, but we don't do films because it is required from us of course. I see what you mean in that the original was near flawless. However with 're-imagination' (yes Hollywood loves that word) this could be interesting, and with such an acclaimed director as Darren Aronofsky then surely will be different. Anyway didn't he want to do a ultra-violent Batman: Year One adaptation?

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