Common Sense Prevails: Robocop To Be Rated R

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robocop remake poster Common Sense Prevails: Robocop To Be Rated RIn welcome news today from comes word that the Darren Aronofsky-helmed Robocop reboot will probably be rated R.

This is very good news. Some people were concerned that MGM would push for a more teen-friendly PG-13 rating for this “re-imagining instead of an R rating that would be more in line with the original film directed by Paul Vorhoeven from way back in 1987.

As a matter of fact the original was so violent that it had to be trimmed down to acheive its R rating because the MPAA gave the first cut of the film an X rating.

Producer Mike Medavoy had this to say about the film:

“Well I was involved with the original ‘Robocop,’ and it was an R, and the likelihood is that this will be an R. It’s likely to be an R unless the director cuts back on some of it.”

Based on Aronofsky’s previous work it’s not likely he’ll be going for a PG-13 rating.

The new Robocop film is not a sequel, so I guess we can stop calling it Robocop 4. Instead of “remake” or “reboot” Medavoy prefers the currently chic “reimagining.” It will not be tied to anything that has come before in the series, so it will be the Batman Begins of the Robocop movie franchise.

Rumors of the film being shot as a 3D feature were also shot down.

Robocop is set to open some time in 2010.

Source: MTV

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  1. Vic, any chance they’ll shoot any in native I-Max?

  2. Too early to tell at this point.


  3. Adored the orginial RC and RC2, but hated RC3 and everything from the television movies and series. IMHO, if done with respect, could reignite a tarnished franchise and give the cyborg a second wind.

  4. As long as he has a semi-automatic Desert Eagle, I’ll be happy.

  5. Keep the story based in OCP controlled Detroit and all be happy,,,,

    RC and RC2 were classic’s !!!!


  7. Robocop delt mainly with a city in the grip of drug gangs. I didn’t see any drug use in TDK, also I don’t consider Robo a superhero.
    He’s more like a weapon or an action star.

    Braveheart what’s with the Cap-lock all the time ??

  8. Robo-cop sure was a superhero even though he was not in a comic at the time..If you think back to 1987 what other superhero movies were there!? Answer…none!!Superman was dead and Batman was still 2 years away…and NO Marvel heroes at all to be to go along and see Robo-Cop was just incredible.
    The Dark Knight is a three hour bore-festival!

  9. please no japanese cyborgs .

  10. “All the truth, all I need to make of this reality, it’s inside
    Right here within the shell” :)

  11. Being Rated R doesn’t really make the movie good. Just means it’s content is age exclusive.

  12. @Neofcon

    You are correct, but doing a reboot of a hard-R series like Robocop as a PG-13 film would be, in a word: stupid.


  13. robocop…….. what a film but shud they make this agen? yes bring the cop bk n dig deeper in to his story including the past, this cud b the movie ov the year.

  14. Hopefully that this Robo will be as good as the last 3

  15. any news on who will be playing robo?

  16. @voltage

    Nope, not much movement on this.


  17. Pretty awesome, I wasn’t aware Aronofsky was directing.

  18. robocop 4 ”holy alex j murphy”. i cant wait for robocop 4. this movie has been on the back burner for quite some time now.i want peter weller to return. hey vic holtreman do you think its possible peter will return.
    robocop 1 = great
    robocop 2 – great
    robocop 3 = good

  19. @Jody

    No idea, although it would be cool if they at least gave him a cameo.


  20. @vic

    yea, really though right. i think it would be respectful since he started the character back in 1987. i say give peter weller several cameos to feed the fans cravings,lol.

    i didn’t know frank miller was the writer for robocop 2 – cool. irvin kershner was the director (star wars the empire strikes back); which is why it was so cool and the best robocop i think.

    i dont know how much you like or dislike robocop 3; but it wasn’t successful as the first two. it made way less than its budget. i think the fan hype surrouding robocop stop after robocop 2. i dont know if it ended but it definitely stopped. i think the fans are still out their though. a robocop 4 will make the fans put the hype back in the spotlight. but the terminator movies have all the glory as of now.

    i know robocop will never be more popular or successful as terminator movies. but theres a chance for a good robocop 4 if film makers at hard at work. i say get peter weller back. get director paul verhoeven or irvin kershner. some fans will say leave the franchise alone and just have three movies. other fans will say just make a good robocop 4 ith peter weller and one of the first two movie’s directors. see this is what happens when movie companies and studios wait to late to make a film.

    and that robocop meltdown prime directives to me was a complete joke. i know a lot of fans hated that one. was that like a indie robo film or something, because god it sucked. it was like a robo film based from a robo tv show.

    vic what are you thoughts on the topic.

  21. First Robocop is a classic and Robocop 2 was great. But Robocop 3 was pretty weak. But i did like flightpack and added arsenal they made for Robocop. Im sure they ran outta ideas for another robot to take on Robocop so they went with the cyborg ninja. Im not really excited about a remake for Robocop. I just hope it will be worth it.

  22. Hell yeah movies like this should be rated R including terminator movies!!!!

  23. They need to make x men movies rated r so wolverine can slice people up