Robocop Remake Still a Possibility?

Robocop Remake Still a Possibility?

It seems like a reboot to the Robocop franchise is still a possibility with recent talk that MGM whom are in the process of getting back on track following some recent financial woes are working towards production of such a film.

Previous plans which intended to see a reboot come out in recent years are rumoured to have been cancelled as MGM entered financial difficulties which also resulted in the delay of the next instalment in the Bond franchise.

It’s been some time since the last Robocop feature film was released which was the third film in the franchise and was released in 1993. Something of a disappointment this film was made with a production budget of approximately $22 million and went on to gross only $10 million domestically in the US. The first two films are generally better regarded with the original film considered something of an 80’s classic which was released in 1987 and was directed by Paul Verhoeven who went on to direct such films as ‘Total Recall’, ‘Basic Instinct’ and ‘Starship Troopers’.

Star Wars fans will no doubt be aware that ‘Empire Strikes Back’ director Irvin Kershner directed the second Robocop film that was released in 1990. In the time since the third film was released, Robocop has endured via TV series including live action and animation, comic books, video games and a theme park ride.

It was recently reported early in 2011 that the citizens of Detroit have raised approximately $50,000 in a bid to erect a statue of the fictional hero despite a luke warm response from the Mayor.

Statues aside how do you feel about a reboot to the Robocop franchise? Given its popularity in other mediums over the past years it’s not surprising that such a film is being considered. What is your favourite instalment in the franchise so far? Would you buy that for a dollar?

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.