RoboCop Remake is Actually a Sequel?

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  1. Dark_Convoy

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    Interesting. I'de rather see a well done sequel to make up for the awful low budget 3rd movie that I pretend doesn't exist. You can't remake the first one. Nothing tops the Criterion Unrated DVD Version.
     
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    Well, it's a good director, so it could work either way. Maybe.
     
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    What about the TV series and the TV movies?
     
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    TV shows that are turned into movies, and vice versa, are never good. Simpsons, Robocop, Miami Vice, the first X-Files film, and countless others. The only exception I have found in this is the new Terminator series. That's actually pretty good.
     
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    Sweet. They can still reset everything, but not have to ignore what came before... well, maybe RoboCop 3, the Series, the cartoons, and Prime Directives. Very cool. I wonder if (and it's a big IF considering his interviews on the subject) Peter Weller may consider some kind of cameo role as the (presumabley) decommissioned Murphy... ?
     
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    What about Star Trek? Some of them are pretty good...

    Get Smart? Very funny show and very good movie...

    Transformers?
     
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    Sounds like less of a sequel, and more like a whole new franchise, that acknowledges its predecessor. Kinda like the new Knight Rider.

    I just hope they don't tinker with Robocop's design, too much. It's a pretty iconic look.

    For the record, I liked the Robocop TV series. If nothing else, they actor was better for the part, than the guy from the third movie. He had the jaw line for it, and he didn't spend most of his time trying to sound like Peter Weller.

    The less said about the midget Murphy in Sci-Fi's miniseries, the better....
     
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    Wait a sec- why are they moving it from Detroit to Los Angeles???
     
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    Not only is the Los Angles instead of (Old) Detroit kinda off but weren't the older movies the not too distant future? Why do they say "present day...twenty years after the termination of the Robocop program"?
     
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    Whaddya talkin' about?!

    The third one had robot ninjas, a computer-hacking little girl, and RoboCop FLEW!!!

    ... ... ...

    Yeah, you're right.
     
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    Not sure it much matters since I believe the story is still set 20 years after the original, in a different city. I think they are simply trying to free themselves of any continuity baggage with this statement so that they have more freedom in casting and direction.
     
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    Movie --> TV
    MASH = good
    Odd Couple = good
    Alien Nation tv = good
    Real Ghostbusters = good
    In the Heat of the Night = good
    Clone Wars (original) = good
    Clone Wars (new) = better be good
    Friday Night Lights = good
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer = good


    TV --> Movie
    Simpsons = good
    Star Trek 2, 3, 4= good
    First X-Files movie = good
    Addams Family = good
    The Fugitive = good
    Serenity = shiny
    South Park Bigger, Longer and Uncut = good
    Muppet Movie = good
    Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! = good
    Blues Brothers = good
    Wayne's World = good
    Untouchables = good
    Batman Mask of the Phantasm = good
    Transformers = good

    I'm not entirely sure what to do with Superman, Batman and Hulk. Sure they stared as comics, but the public generally knew them best through their tv incarnations. Batman in particular went from comics, to tv (West), to movie (West), to movie (Burton), to tv (TAS), to movie (Phantasm), to movie (Nolan), back to tv (The Batman), and each influenced the other along the way.
     

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