RoboCop Remake Confirmed - First Marketing Banner!
by Alex Billington
June 10, 2008
What a day! First we find out that Jon Favreau might not direct Iron Man 2 and now we find out that the RoboCop remake is confirmed! Actually, this isn't as bad as that earlier news, but it's still a bit painful. The rumors of a RoboCop remake first began in March, when MGM said that RoboCop was a franchise that they wanted to bring back. Considering RoboCop's screenwriter Ed Neumeier is completely clueless, it's likely MGM is getting this moving without the involvement of anyone from the original three films. And with that introduction, take a look at this banner from the floor of the Licensing International Expo 2008.
Thanks to SuperHeroHype for forwarding us to Ray's Gallery from the Licensing International Expo 2008 currently taking place in New York City. There are also a few other photos of G.I. Joe displays.
Since that announcement in March, no other details have been released by MGM. However, it's obvious that they're putting this on track for 2010. This remake actually reminds me quite a bit of the Terminator reboot that McG is currently shooting down in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This was an awesome series back in the day and I think this remake could be a fun modernized rehash. There's nothing wrong with remakes if they can make them entertaining and exciting and it's obvious MGM wants to license this and turn it into an even bigger franchise. We'll be sure to update you once we hear more.
Update: A fan in attendance at the expo asked the MGM rep about RoboCop. He was told that it was going to be rated R and would "blow everyone away." He said they've offered it to some great directors, but didn't reveal any names. We'll update you once we hear more!
Are fans of the original films looking forward to seeing RoboCop return in 2010?