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#1 Posted by jerseyscum (875 posts) -

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2217473/Easy-rider-Robocop-star-Joel-Kinnman-shoots-motorbike-action-scenes-Canada-new-remake-classic-film.html

(Yes, I'm well aware it's a link to the Daily Fail. I'm sorry)

Yes, the hotly anticipated, PG-13 family friendly Robocop remake will be filmed in one of the most dangerous cities in North America.....Toronto, Canada. Toronto is known as a hotbed of crime and violence and I'm happy to see that the director realizing his vision of giving the audience a stark portrait of post-industrial Detroit, by filming in a country with socialized medicine and free college.

Robocop must now contend with deranged Maple Leafs fans who attempt to attack our protagonist with harsh language and littering. He also must deal with these new threats in a way to not offend the sensibilities of parents or especially the MPAA.

So this is probably one of the worst reboots ever conceived right? Will people actually see this turd or will the studio who bankrolled this atrocity lose millions of dollars?

#2 Posted by jakob187 (21670 posts) -

Wait a minute.

It's PG-13? When the FUCK did that happen?

#3 Posted by laserbolts (5321 posts) -

I don't see how it being filmed in Toronto will make any difference to the quality of the movie. That being said a PG 13 Robocop movie sounds pretty bad to me.

#4 Posted by jakob187 (21670 posts) -

@laserbolts said:

I don't see how it being filmed in Toronto will make any difference to the quality of the movie. That being said a PG 13 Robocop movie sounds pretty bad to me.

I found an interview with somebody attached to the film, and they basically said that even the director hates the movie - that his ideas are constantly getting rejected, that he's having to fight to keep anything in it, that the script is terrible, and that he can't believe he's having to make a PG-13 film with what should be R-rated material by an amazing cast (Sam Jackson, Gary Oldman, etc).

I feel sorry for this guy.

#5 Posted by Hailinel (24704 posts) -

@jakob187 said:

Wait a minute.

It's PG-13? When the FUCK did that happen?

I assume moments after the initial pitch meeting.

Yeah, I have no faith in this remake at all.

#6 Posted by Dethfish (3654 posts) -

Lots of movies are filmed in Toronto then passed off as American cities.

The PG-13 thing is worse.

#7 Posted by Barrabas (326 posts) -

Alright. I'm about to blow your mind. Lots of movies are filmed in different places from where they're set story wise. BOOM!

#8 Posted by Nightriff (5074 posts) -

I should watch the first one and just skip this like I skipped the Total Recall remake...maybe I'll watch it tonight at work

#9 Edited by jerseyscum (875 posts) -

I guess the studio's too afraid to film in Detroit....while setting the movie in Detroit.

That's just disgusting and frankly offensive on so many levels. The studio too chickenshit to pay for the insurance?

(Edited because I was really coming off as a douche. I stand corrected)

#10 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

Dude movies are rarely filmed in their place if origin in the movie. And yeah the pg 13 thing kills this movie. How else will Red shoot robocop 30 times!?!

#11 Edited by Genkkaku (735 posts) -

The only time this remake was interesting was when Darren Aranofsky was directing and pulled out because they wanted it in 3D..

But damn that costume, that rating..

@jakob187 said:

@laserbolts said:

I don't see how it being filmed in Toronto will make any difference to the quality of the movie. That being said a PG 13 Robocop movie sounds pretty bad to me.

I found an interview with somebody attached to the film, and they basically said that even the director hates the movie - that his ideas are constantly getting rejected, that he's having to fight to keep anything in it, that the script is terrible, and that he can't believe he's having to make a PG-13 film with what should be R-rated material by an amazing cast (Sam Jackson, Gary Oldman, etc).

I feel sorry for this guy.

That sucks because they would have grabbed him for those great Brazillian police films he did.. and being his first english film they might crush him like they do with most foreign directors

@Nightriff said:

I should watch the first one and just skip this like I skipped the Total Recall remake...maybe I'll watch it tonight at work

Do it

#12 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -
@laserbolts said:
I don't see how it being filmed in Toronto will make any difference to the quality of the movie. That being said a PG 13 Robocop movie sounds pretty bad to me.
This.
 
Come on, they filmed some of the most intensive movies ever in hangars with green screens. Hangars probably located behind children's playgrounds and inbetween beds of roses.
#13 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4796 posts) -

@jerseyscum said:

I guess the studio's too afraid to film in Detroit....while setting the movie in Detroit.

That's just disgusting and frankly offensive on so many levels. Too many scary minorities near your filming locations?

If you knew a thing about Toronto you'd know how stupid you sound right now.

#14 Posted by FrankCanada97 (4039 posts) -

Toronto is a hotbed for movie production. Every month I see production trailers parked on random side streets.

@jerseyscum said:

I guess the studio's too afraid to film in Detroit....while setting the movie in Detroit.

That's just disgusting and frankly offensive on so many levels. Too many scary minorities near your filming locations?

There are probably way more minorities in Toronto than anyplace else, lol.

#15 Posted by believer258 (11895 posts) -

I'm generally a guy that says "Wait until it's out and see how it's received", but, uh, this movie seems like it will be pretty bad. Moviebob said that the Judge Dredd remake was good, so that's a plus, though I've never seen either of those. I don't care for the Total Recall remake. And as for making Robocop PG-13? Eh, that doesn't necessarily make it bad but it should probably be an R film. All in all, this definitely seems like a movie made by a committee of businessman looking for a buck, and who don't understand that the best thing you can do for a movie is to leave the moviemaking to the moviemakers.

The real question is, when will they remake Demolition Man?

#16 Edited by Yummylee (21615 posts) -

@Genkkaku said:

@Nightriff said:

I should watch the first one and just skip this like I skipped the Total Recall remake...maybe I'll watch it tonight at work

Do it

I did as well just very recently - still a great movie! Still funny, still disgusting in some parts (I apparently had never seen the 'extended' cut with the added gore, like an extra 3 seconds of ED209 tearing that suit to pieces), and Clarence Boddicker is still a fucking awesome villain. Nancy Allen's performance was a lot worse than I remembered, though.

I also then proceeded to watch Robocop 2 soon after.... Yuk. It's kinda crazy to think that pretty much everything Robocop-related besides the first movie is a piece of shit. Guess it looks like this remake fits the bill perfectly to continue the franchise.

#17 Posted by jerseyscum (875 posts) -

@Dethfish said:

Lots of movies are filmed in Toronto then passed off as American cities.

The PG-13 thing is worse.

Rumble in the Bronx is possibly the greatest example of this.

#18 Posted by Hailinel (24704 posts) -

Speaking as a Seattle resident, it is hilarious to see how the city is portrayed in movies that obviously weren't filmed here. Hell, the only reason I even considered watching Chronicle was because there were parts that were honest-to-god recognizably Seattle. The absolute worst was when I saw Chaos, that Jason Statham movie ostensibly set here, yet was obviously filmed everywhere but here, save for a single shot of the downtown skyline. The movie itself was also pretty stupid otherwise, but Christ.

At least we'll always have The Ring.

So yeah, I can understand how anyone that lives in Detroit might be put off by the idea of Toronto serving as a stand-in.

#19 Posted by Animasta (14691 posts) -

@FrankCanada97 said:

Toronto is a hotbed for movie production. Every month I see production trailers parked on random side streets.

@jerseyscum said:

I guess the studio's too afraid to film in Detroit....while setting the movie in Detroit.

That's just disgusting and frankly offensive on so many levels. Too many scary minorities near your filming locations?

There are probably way more minorities in Toronto than anyplace else, lol.

I always heard it was Vancouver that had the largest amount of minorities

#20 Posted by Genkkaku (735 posts) -

@Yummylee said:

@Genkkaku said:

@Nightriff said:

I should watch the first one and just skip this like I skipped the Total Recall remake...maybe I'll watch it tonight at work

Do it

I did as well just very recently - still a great movie! Still funny, still disgusting in some parts (I apparently had never seen the 'extended' cut with the added gore, like an extra 3 seconds of ED209 tearing that suit to pieces), and Clarence Boddicker is still a fucking awesome villain. Nancy Allen's performance was a lot worse than I remembered, though.

I also then proceeded to watch Robocop 2 soon after.... Yuk. It's kinda crazy to think that pretty much everything Robocop-related besides the first movie is a piece of shit. Guess it looks like this remake fits the bill perfectly to continue the franchise.

It's been a while since I've gone back and watched it myself, Might do that tonight actually.. Everything that Paul Verhoven (When he is on his game) is about is summed up in this film, I think his unique take on it makes it the classic it that it is.. also never knew that Irvin Kershner directed Robocop 2, that sucks..

#21 Posted by NlGHTCRAWLER (1215 posts) -

@Barrabas said:

Alright. I'm about to blow your mind. Lots of movies are filmed in different places from where they're set story wise. BOOM!

NOO!!! IT ISN'T TRUE!

TELL ME IT ISN'T TRUE!

..

Anyways... PG13? MEH.. Pass.

#22 Posted by evanbower (1211 posts) -

@jerseyscum said:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2217473/Easy-rider-Robocop-star-Joel-Kinnman-shoots-motorbike-action-scenes-Canada-new-remake-classic-film.html

(Yes, I'm well aware it's a link to the Daily Fail. I'm sorry)

Yes, the hotly anticipated, PG-13 family friendly Robocop remake will be filmed in one of the most dangerous cities in North America.....Toronto, Canada. Toronto is known as a hotbed of crime and violence and I'm happy to see that the director realizing his vision of giving the audience a stark portrait of post-industrial Detroit, by filming in a country with socialized medicine and free college.

Robocop must now contend with deranged Maple Leafs fans who attempt to attack our protagonist with harsh language and littering. He also must deal with these new threats in a way to not offend the sensibilities of parents or especially the MPAA.

So this is probably one of the worst reboots ever conceived right? Will people actually see this turd or will the studio who bankrolled this atrocity lose millions of dollars?

If college is free here.... well, I don't know who my student loan payments have been going to every month.

#23 Posted by Hailinel (24704 posts) -

@evanbower said:

@jerseyscum said:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2217473/Easy-rider-Robocop-star-Joel-Kinnman-shoots-motorbike-action-scenes-Canada-new-remake-classic-film.html

(Yes, I'm well aware it's a link to the Daily Fail. I'm sorry)

Yes, the hotly anticipated, PG-13 family friendly Robocop remake will be filmed in one of the most dangerous cities in North America.....Toronto, Canada. Toronto is known as a hotbed of crime and violence and I'm happy to see that the director realizing his vision of giving the audience a stark portrait of post-industrial Detroit, by filming in a country with socialized medicine and free college.

Robocop must now contend with deranged Maple Leafs fans who attempt to attack our protagonist with harsh language and littering. He also must deal with these new threats in a way to not offend the sensibilities of parents or especially the MPAA.

So this is probably one of the worst reboots ever conceived right? Will people actually see this turd or will the studio who bankrolled this atrocity lose millions of dollars?

If college is free here.... well, I don't know who my student loan payments have been going to every month.

Some Americans live under this bizarre impression that Canada is a land of milk and honey where the government pays for everything and nothing bad ever happens. This notion tends to intensify during election years.

#24 Posted by banishedsoul1 (294 posts) -

um toronto is one of the safest cities in north america....

#25 Posted by Animasta (14691 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

@evanbower said:

@jerseyscum said:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2217473/Easy-rider-Robocop-star-Joel-Kinnman-shoots-motorbike-action-scenes-Canada-new-remake-classic-film.html

(Yes, I'm well aware it's a link to the Daily Fail. I'm sorry)

Yes, the hotly anticipated, PG-13 family friendly Robocop remake will be filmed in one of the most dangerous cities in North America.....Toronto, Canada. Toronto is known as a hotbed of crime and violence and I'm happy to see that the director realizing his vision of giving the audience a stark portrait of post-industrial Detroit, by filming in a country with socialized medicine and free college.

Robocop must now contend with deranged Maple Leafs fans who attempt to attack our protagonist with harsh language and littering. He also must deal with these new threats in a way to not offend the sensibilities of parents or especially the MPAA.

So this is probably one of the worst reboots ever conceived right? Will people actually see this turd or will the studio who bankrolled this atrocity lose millions of dollars?

If college is free here.... well, I don't know who my student loan payments have been going to every month.

Some Americans live under this bizarre impression that Canada is a land of milk and honey where the government pays for everything and nothing bad ever happens. This notion tends to intensify during election years.

some americans also live in places where, what canada DOES do seems like unicorns and rainbows.

#26 Posted by Nightriff (5074 posts) -

@Genkkaku: Kershner the guy who did Empire Strikes Back or am I mixing up people?

#27 Posted by Sackmanjones (4701 posts) -

While youcan fit more "stuff" into a pg13 movie than you could when the original came out, I feel like that opening won't stand up in this one. Bummer.....

#28 Posted by Hailinel (24704 posts) -

@rebgav said:

@Sackmanjones said:

While youcan fit more "stuff" into a pg13 movie than you could when the original came out, I feel like that opening won't stand up in this one. Bummer.....

There were no PG-13 movies when the original came out. They were still kind of lucky to get an R rating.

Incorrect. The PG-13 rating was adopted in 1984. Robocop was released in 1987.

#29 Posted by Genkkaku (735 posts) -

@Nightriff said:

@Genkkaku: Kershner the guy who did Empire Strikes Back or am I mixing up people?

Yeah that him, that's why it's kind of a bummer its not that good..

@Sackmanjones said:

While youcan fit more "stuff" into a pg13 movie than you could when the original came out, I feel like that opening won't stand up in this one. Bummer.....

That's why Die Hard 4 is "awesome"..

The original was built on hyper-violence why would they think that a PG-13 was a good idea.. oh yeah money..

#30 Posted by TheHumanDove (2523 posts) -

Free college?...FREE COLLEGE?

Be more globally aware, thx

#31 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

I was hoping it would literally be somebody going to Toronto, dressed as RoboCop, to clean up the streets like a cybernetic janitor.

#32 Posted by jerseyscum (875 posts) -

@TheHumanDove said:

Free college?...FREE COLLEGE?

Be more globally aware, thx

*sigh*

Open mouth and insert foot.

#33 Posted by TheHumanDove (2523 posts) -

@jerseyscum said:

I guess the studio's too afraid to film in Detroit....while setting the movie in Detroit.

That's just disgusting and frankly offensive on so many levels. The studio too chickenshit to pay for the insurance?

(Edited because I was really coming off as a douche. I stand corrected)

I dont think any amount of editing is going to help change that at this point.

#34 Posted by Nightriff (5074 posts) -

@Genkkaku: I don't get why people thought Die Hard 4 was good, I thought it was a pretty terrible movie compared to 1 and 3, still need to check out 2

#35 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7096 posts) -

I don't really see why it matters where it was filmed. It may be hard to believe but The Dark Knight was filmed in Chicago, not Gotham City.

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#36 Posted by Genkkaku (735 posts) -

@Nightriff: I didn't mind it the first time I saw it in theater's I thought it was okay, not better then the rest but okay.. But after watching it again yeah it was pretty terrible, I don't think Len Wisemen was a great choice at all and the PG-ifying of it made it more of just another action film, even losing McClane's tagline.. Though the Teaser's for 5 have me a little hopeful but if it doesn't retain an R rating I dunno..

I liked 2, it's probably the weakest of the 3 but still enjoyable..

#37 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (3359 posts) -

Not quite sure if its a good thing that they're filming Toronto to look like Detroit.

#38 Posted by SpaceRunaway (865 posts) -

I was having a conversation about what part of the Robocop story could get cut out so that it would reach the level of not going to Mars in the Total Recall remake. I mean, aside from being PG-13 and most likely removing the satire completely. I think I decided that it would be if Murphy was either dead from the beginning of the movie, or better yet, an A.I. construct the entire time.

Anyway now I'll be thinking of Toronto as Old Toronto.

#39 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

@Barrabas said:

Alright. I'm about to blow your mind. Lots of movies are filmed in different places from where they're set story wise. BOOM!

Lol, who would've thunk it?

#40 Posted by Nightriff (5074 posts) -

@Genkkaku: They seriously are doing a 5th? That's depressing...

#41 Posted by jerseyscum (875 posts) -

I apologize to my fellow Canadian bombers. I was more than a little off in my previous statements and I stand corrected.

#42 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4351 posts) -

I lost all interest as soon as I found out that the movie was going to be PG-13.

#43 Posted by jerseyscum (875 posts) -

And after further research, I've come to realize that a large percentage of the first Robocop was filmed in Dallas.

I'm a moron, please disregard previous statements or posts.

#44 Edited by Genkkaku (735 posts) -

@Nightriff: Yeah there's a teaser somewhere on the internet.. He goes to Russia to fight terrorists with his estranged son and it's directed by the guy who made Max payne and it's also called..

A Good Day to Die Hard

Wait all my excitement is now gone.. I just talked myself out of it..

#45 Posted by Nightriff (5074 posts) -

@Genkkaku said:

@Nightriff: Yeah there's a teaser somewhere on the internet.. He goes to Russia to fight terrorists with his estranged son and it's directed by the guy who made Max payne and it's also called..

A Good Day to Die Hard

Wait all my excitement is now gone.. I just talked myself out of it..

.....If you are serious then FUCK that movie, that just sounds like the worst thing ever

#46 Posted by Animasta (14691 posts) -

@jerseyscum: to be fair, dallas is at least mildly dangerous

#47 Posted by Genkkaku (735 posts) -

@Nightriff: Also it comes out on Valentines Day

#48 Posted by MiniPato (2737 posts) -

@jerseyscum said:

And after further research, I've come to realize that a large percentage of the first Robocop was filmed in Dallas.

I'm a moron, please disregard previous statements or posts.

EVERYONE POINT AND LAUGH! Point and laugh!

#49 Posted by MikkaQ (10288 posts) -

Right this has nothing to do with the fact that shooting film in Toronto is cheap as shit and we have all the equipment and facilities pretty centrally located.

People can't afford to shoot on location anymore, so yeah. Also Toronto's got some ugly, ugly ass neighborhoods, so trust me it's not a bad stand in for Detroit. It just doesn't have the same third world country feel that Detroit does, unfortunately.

#50 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (3359 posts) -

Man Robocop looks like Kamen Rider.