Robocop remake – it’s happening.
Continuing Hollywood’s firm “If someone has already made a movie, let’s not waste time coming up with something original” stance, MGM will be rehashing the 1987 classic Robocop.
Even though the addition of Samuel L. Jackson with his unnecessarily loud dialogue delivery and extensive f-bomb use generally brings forth amusement, I still don’t feel comfortable about this happening. Joel Kinnaman will take on the title role, Gary Oldman will play Norton (the genius behind the techonology) and aussie Abbie Cornish has been cast as Mrs Robocop. Hugh Laurie is also in talks to join the cast as one of the film’s main villains. Again, Hugh is good value, but does that really make this OK?
Apparently José Padilha’s (the genius behind this re-imagining) is a massive fan of the original (I should bloody hope so) “…everybody that’s involved in this movie loved the original and we have a lot of respect for it. We’re going to have a lot of throwbacks and there’s going to be a lot of fun stuff for the fans of the first movie. It’s a new story within the old one.”
Meanwhile: let’s enjoy some of Samuel L’s best work