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Clive Owen will take on corporate villain role in smart remake
There WILL be trouble. The 2013 remake of RoboCop is looking like one of the most exciting prospects of next year. And news has reached our ears that Clive Owen, the Closer star who nearly became Bond, will be filling in for Hugh Laurie, who has stepped down from the role of the evil corporate villain.
The House star was set to play one of the head creators of the cyborg police officer in the upcoming remake of Paul Verhoeven's 1987 sci-fi hit. But Laurie, who mastered his surly demeanour in his hit medical drama, has left the project. According to Deadline, Clive Owen is being lined up, proving that they definitely wanted a good old fashioned British villain for this one.
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the tagline it had on release said it all 'part man, part machine, all cop'. Dunno how they can be brave enough to remake the masterpiece never mind think up a new idea or suitable homage.
I don't want to watch a PG13 remake. Apart from the lack of Mr Kinney's body exploding in a shower of bullets, all these remakes take 80s movies which had a degree of self-aware silliness. It doesn't work if you copy the basic story and then proceed to play it completely straight. We loved Nightmare on Elm Street because Freddy Krugar was downright gleeful as he conjured ironic punishments. We love Total Recall because Arnold Schwarzenegger is hilarious to listen to even when he's reacting to being beaten up - "gaarraagaahaaa!" It wasn't uncommon for us to be rolling on the floor laughing during these movies.
So screw you Hollywood for missing the point.
Also, i bet we will not get to see a ED-209! They ROCK!
original was great, later ones such as robocop 2, and especially 3 were a joke. lets just hope new version is just as gritty as the original, although i seriously doubt it. Just PLEASE leave out the cgi, it looks rubbish. Animatronics are better, and look better. Even though the original ED209 in the first film now looks like a small toy, it still told the story better and aged better than cgi ever will in my opinion.
P.S, every thing I learnt about sex I learnt though Robo Cop.
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