There's an old adage in Hollywood that goes something like this: "When the idea cup runneth dry, repeatedly punch the audience in the stomach until their insides relent, and they regurgitate enough of that sweet, bile-mixed idea juice that you can use it again." At least I assume this wise proverb exists, because otherwise why would my stomach be so sore at the announcement of a RoboCop remake?
From AICN comes this peak at MGM's fall/winter catalog:
MGM will enter its new phase of evolution by focusing on its major movie franchises highlighted by JAMES BOND and PINK PANTHER sequels, THE HOBBIT, THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR 2, THE OUTER LIMITS, ROBOCOP, DEATH WISH and FAME, among others.
Well, at least maybe now they can get rid of all that annoying social commentary from the original that detracted from the testosterone-driven purity of the notion of a "Robo-Cop". A helmeted Vin Diesel shooting some motherf***ers while delivering monotone quips is clearly the better, more relevant vision of cyborg law enforcement.