‘RoboCop’ first look: José Padilha tackles drone politics in reboot | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times
It's a solid idea. Again, just hoping the execution lives up to it.I actually had a take (which is the premise of the current movie), which is we’re in the future, and drones have been replaced by robots and are being used all over the world for foreign policy and war. Kind of like instead of sending soldiers to Iraq, you send robots to Tehran. This is how we open the movie, with American robots in Tehran, because Iran has been invaded. The idea is, now soldiers don’t die in wars, so there’s no political pressure at home to end wars. Because the reason why the Vietnam War ended is because soldiers were dying. When you take the soldiers away and you have robots, that opens a can of worms. The premise of the movie is everywhere in the world, robots are allowed, except in America, because Americans won’t accept that a robot can pull the trigger, that the robot can decide to take or not to take a person’s life in law enforcement. So this company is losing lots of money because it can’t sell robots in North America, so the solution is, “Let’s put a man in the machine and sell that.”
Venice Review: Japanese Remake Of Clint Eastwood's 'Unforgiven' Starring Ken Watanabe | The Playlist
It's a good point. The fact that it was Clint had, for me, a lot to do with how powerful Unforgiven was.And like most cover versions, it just ain't the same without the original vocalist. Watanabe is fine, but he seems at times to be doing a growling impersonation of Clint. Perhaps more importantly, his casting doesn't, at least for Western audiences, have the same resonance as seeing Eastwood turn the genre on which he made his name on its head. Again, in Japan, where Watanabe worked for decades in samurai film and TV, it might be more evocative, and there's every chance the film will prove a sizeable hit there. But if you know the 1992 "Unforgiven" at all, it's likely that you'll find that the 2013 take has a little difficulty escaping from its predecessor's shadow. [B-]
Roland Emmerich Planning Elaborate Reboot/Sequel Trilogy For 'Stargate' | The Playlist
"We went to MGM, who has the rights, and we proposed to them to do a sequel, but as a reboot… and a reboot it as a movie and then do three parts," Emmerich explained. "Pretty soon we'll have to look for a writer and start." Emmerich co-wrote the original film with his longtime producing partner Dean Devlin. Before the "Independence Day" sequel began in earnest, the two hadn't worked together since "The Patriot," back in 2000.
*groan* They wanna remake the entire trilogy?