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Film & TV / Re: RoboCop Returns
« on: 15 July, 2018, 02:35:27 am »
This idea that just because the unfilmed Alien 3 had a wooden planet and therefore would have been brilliant really confuses me.

It's just an idea (one I also happen to think is shite). It isn't a story. It isn't a script. It's one fecking idea and therefore can not be used to judge quality of mythical final product.

So many of you should know that.

I read the script; saw the concept art. I liked it. That's all I can add.


Film & TV / Re: RoboCop Returns
« on: 13 July, 2018, 06:28:50 pm »

Anyone who doesn’t accept that Alien 3 should have a wooden planet deserves Prometheus.

Film & TV / Re: RoboCop Returns
« on: 13 July, 2018, 06:26:52 pm »
I love Chappie. You can all go to Hell.

That’s where Chappie is.

Film & TV / Re: RoboCop Returns
« on: 13 July, 2018, 04:44:28 pm »
I also really don't like this idea of making sequels that ignore the other sequels, I didn't want to see Alien 3 written out of continuity and by the same token don't want to see Robocop 2 discarded. That's admittedly me being uptight, but in my mind I'd never see these sequels as canon, and would struggle to see them as anything other than fan fiction or (shudder) one of those Marvel alternate universe things that they do in the comics all the time that just muddy everything up.

In this particular case it doesn’t need to and may not ret-con anything. If they’re going on the same premise as the unmade sequel script, it’s set decades after the original where RoboCop’s situation and environment have completely changed. You could theoretically choose to include or disregard any other sequels or TV series. As it’s also a script initially drafted by the creators before any other sequels were being developed, it qualifies as a little more than fan-fiction, but we shall see how much it will change from where it was in 1988 as a very rough first draft to being contemporised.

Film & TV / Re: RoboCop Returns
« on: 12 July, 2018, 11:51:28 pm »
Yeah.....possibly was a slightly obscure reference on reflection!

The best kind.

Film & TV / Re: RoboCop Returns
« on: 11 July, 2018, 09:27:11 pm »
Murphy levelled up on his law enforcement directives.

Film & TV / Re: RoboCop Returns
« on: 11 July, 2018, 09:07:03 pm »
I presume it's a re-write of The Corporate Wars – written for Verhoeven to direct back in late 87 before the writer's strike. It certainly fits with the premise of RoboCop getting killed in the first scene and resurrected 25 years later in future Detroit.

Film & TV / RoboCop Returns
« on: 11 July, 2018, 06:14:03 pm »
Neill Blomkamp To Direct New ‘RoboCop’ For MGM; Justin Rhodes Rewriting Sequel Script By Creators Ed Neumeier & Michael Miner

MGM is developing a new installment of RoboCop and has set District 9 director Neill Blomkamp to helm the picture, which is titled RoboCop Returns. The studio hopes to revive a franchise that began with the Paul Verhoeven-directed satirical sci-fi action thriller that Orion released in 1987. Original writers Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner are producing and exec producing, respectively. Justin Rhodes, who co-wrote the Terminator film that Tim Miller is shooting, will rewrite the script that Neumeier and Miner wrote years ago as a planned sequel to Verhoeven’s hit, an installment that never happened. That duo is creatively involved in moving forward their creation for the first time since the original.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 11 July, 2018, 03:22:15 pm »
Disney engineered the visibility of most of that fanboy ranting as it was part of their marketing strategy from the off - there's even an interview with Rian Johnson back in the day saying he was making a Star Wars film that was deliberately polorising.

Isn't that clip from way back in the day, at the time of Brick (2005), before Disney assimilated him into destroying their franchise. Although he has disputed this was the case for The Last Jedi.

It's something which is of course grist to the mill for some who consider The Last Jedi too 'radical' and naturally conflate one with the other.

General / Re: Chief Judge Cal(igula)
« on: 11 July, 2018, 02:23:08 am »
Yup, I have the Titan 'Judge Caligula' volumes, and more to the point, why rename the story completely?

It gave them an excuse to do a special fish badge and for Cal to have his own personalised version of the visage in the letter J of the Judge logo – and Judge Caligula sounds cool.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 10 July, 2018, 10:09:01 pm »
...now Carrie Fisher has left us, who else are they going to put onscreen to appease the old-school Star Wars fans they apparently hate so much?

Since it's all the rage these days at sister silo Marvel: a scene or scenes with de-aged Han and Luke (and maybe Lando) in the years between ROTJ and TFA.

As flashbacks are baked into this set of films from the start, I'm surprised we didn't all ready get it in either Episode VII or VIII just to give the old fans what they missed in the 30 year void. A Pavlovian blowjob like that would bring the abstainers back for IX.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 10 July, 2018, 08:10:02 pm »
Luke's pretty much bound to be in it anyway isn't he? You can't keep a good force ghost down.

Unknown at this point......we need some confirmation from Hamill, who has only previously said that he wasn't in it.

I don't think he ever said he wasn't in it; only that he felt he's emotionally moving on after Carrie Fisher died, but as usual he's playing coy as he always does. I think it's a forgone conclusion he'll be in it. He tweeted a still of a countdown clock to Episode IX the other day.

Film & TV / Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 10 July, 2018, 01:50:53 am »
To no one's surprise.

Billy Dee Williams Reprising Role as Lando Calrissian


Prog / Re: Prog 2089 - The Apes of Wrath!
« on: 07 July, 2018, 05:15:32 pm »
With the obvious proviso that all art and appreciation is subjective, Weston is now greater* than Bolland ever was.

In terms of covers, we'll see.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 07 July, 2018, 03:13:43 am »

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