I was on the fence about this, because I’m all for a RoboCop sequel but I want a sequel for the reboot and not the original movie. Now, RoboCop is great science fiction franchise (1987’s RoboCop, 1990’s RoboCop 2, 1993’s RoboCop 3, 2014’s RoboCop) that is still popular til this day…well, at least the first two films (the third film was pretty bad). In 1987, the original film earned $53.4 million from a $13 million budget.
Writer of the 1987 film, Edward Neumeier, revealed in an interview at the Barbados Independent Film Festival. Though he gave little information on the project, it was clear that the film would be a continuation of the original movie.
“Well, here’s what I’ll say. We’re not supposed to say too much. There’s been a bunch of other RoboCop movies and there was recently a remake and I would say this would be kind of going back to the old RoboCop we all love and starting there and going forward. So it’s a continuation really of the first movie. In my mind. So it’s a little bit more of the old school thing.”
Despite what a lot of fans of the franchise have to say, I really enjoyed the 2014 RoboCop reboot. Yes, the movie was completely different but I think that’s the appeal and it touched on so many different elements that the originals didn’t such as the science and societal influences. Visually the movie is better and the action sequences more intense.
The decision to go back would’ve been a good idea had there not been a reboot but because the reboot exist, it feels like writers/directors are copping out because they don’t have any ideas for the reboot’s sequel. In 2015, there was talks about the reboot’s sequel but no moves have been made since.
But if the sequel is done it would be nice to see if any of the original cast (Peter Weller, Anne Lewis, Robert DoQui unfortunately passed away) will return.
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