Dark Horse Remaking Timecop!
Every hardcore action movie fan has a soft spot for Jean-Claude Van Damme's Timecop from 1994. Who doesn't love a futuristic sci-fi action movie about a Time Enforcement Agent seeking vengeance for his dead wife? Good news - Dark Horse Entertainment, who is responsible for Hellboy and the upcoming 30 Days of Night, is remaking Timecop! Why is this good? Because the original film was a cheesy 90's flick and Dark Horse is one of the few production companies who might actually turn it into what it really could've been.
The original Timecop was Van Damme's highest grossing film that topped $100 million worldwide. In it, Van Damme plays a Time Enforcement Agent as part of a specialized police organization. Conflicted because he knows it is possible to prevent his wife's death, however his job as a TEA prevents him from acting on such a prevention. With the right aspects in place, this remake could be another tentpole blockbuster / guilty pleasure in the works.
While IESB won't reveal whom the star is that will likely play Van Damme's role, they state that "he is 100% bad ass and one of the coolest action stars of today." Neither a director nor a writer has been announced either and it's not looking like this film will be pushed into production before next summer's strike.
This remake is probably one of the few that could actually turn out good. I'm not sure what it is about Van Damme or Timecop, but with the right director and the right action star, this really could be better than the original. We'll keep you updated on the project including if it goes into production before the strike.