The next 80s movie up for remake is Robocop. While I really enjoyed the original, the sequels were…well…awful. And the original (unlike the original Die Hard), hadn’t held up so well over the years. I suspect that’s because we’re all more accustomed to technology than we were in 1987 when the original movie was released.
MGM has been playing around with the idea of a Robocop reboot for quite some time, and rumors have abounded about what they were planning. But once they’d hired a screenwriter (Nick Schenk) and a director (Jose Padilha), it seemed they were finally going to actual do it. And now comes the news that they’ve cast Joel Kinnaman, known to Criminal Element readers from The Killing, in the lead role, so it looks as if the project is a go.
What say you, readers?