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.
Reader Feedback - 6 Comments
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson coming to you this Xmas.....in..... TIMECOP!
Heckle0 on Oct 17, 2007
The original Timecop was awesome! It's not as cheesy as it was pointed out!! It would really be something to see Jean-Claude Van Damme in the lead of the actual remake! Why not bend the rules and give JCVD another shot in a flick that people woud actually see? It's been rumoured that a possible comeback for Van Damme is imminent. Although his movies are straight-to-DVD fare, Hollywood is always forgiving of troubled stars or take a chance with semi-forgotten stars and will likey bend the rules again (Ex: Stallone, "Rocky Balboa"and the upcoming "John Rambo"; Robert Downey Jr. "Iron Man"; Kurt Russell in "Death Proof, etc. It's a pretty original idea.
Stealth on Oct 17, 2007
......by the way! Van Damme is still in as great a shape as "The Rock" and could possibly be attained at a fraction of the price. Plus, it would be bad-ass to see Van Damme in the big screen again. If staging a comeback worked for Stallone in "Rocky Balboa"(a sequel more-so a remake) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (T-3) it would definitely work for Van Damme! He's long overdue!!I'm sure some Hollywood suits would agree!
Stealth on Oct 17, 2007
Let's hope they keep the futuristic cars from the film which have to be the worst, most flimsy, stickle brick like future cars that I've ever seen. They were utterly hilarious.
Payne by name on Oct 18, 2007
Yeah, Timecop is a guilty pleasure of mine too 🙂 Ron Silver in top sleazy character mode as Senator McComb; Mia Sara's breasts; Van Damme's famous splits on the kitchen benches 😛 Like others said, Van Damme could easily do the remake.
avoidz on Oct 19, 2007
Nothing beats the original. I say leave it alone for christ sake, come up with something new and original.
Sammy on Feb 10, 2009
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