Amazon Plans New ‘RoboCop’ Movie and TV Present

When Amazon lately purchased MGM, they acquired the rights the studio’s full catalog of titles, together with the capacity to remake lots of these properties, as both movie or TV reveals, or each. In response to a brand new report, the net retailer (and film and TV studio, and streaming service by means of its Prime Video app) is now studying a complete slate of recent content material primarily based on MGM classics.

Per the report, the MGM collection with probably the most potential in Amazon’s eyes are StargateLegally BlondeFameBarbershop, The Magnificent SevenPink Panther and The Thomas Crown Affair — and RoboCop, the beloved 1987 sci-fi motion film from director Paul Verhoeven.

Deadline says that “A-list artistic auspices have reached out to inquire about adapting MGM IP which they’re followers of. Moreover, Amazon Studios additionally has been leaning by itself roster of expertise” to develop a number of the above properties.” Additionally they declare that RoboCop is being thought-about for “each movie and TV, with a TV present probably first.”

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The unique Verhoeven RoboCop (written by Michael Miner & Edward Neumeier), spawned two sequels in addition to a poorly acquired 2014 reboot. It was additionally spun off into a number of animated collection and some principally unsuccessful makes an attempt at live-action reveals; the latest, RoboCop: Prime Directives, debuted in 2001. There hasn’t been a brand new RoboCop on both display screen since that 2014 film, which did have the best gross of any of the movies up to now ($242 million) but additionally value far more than any of the films motion pictures did as effectively ($130 million).

A lot of the subsidiary RoboCops have flopped, with critics if not with followers, however the idea continues to be an enchanting one. A human police officer will get gunned down within the line of responsibility after which Frankensteined again to life as a cyborg who should obey the orders of his commanding officers (and the evil company that owns the police in his darkish future). Inevitably, he rebels in opposition to his venal masters and tries to reclaim his misplaced humanity. Given the state of the world in 2023, that concept most likely has much more relevance than it did again in 1987.

Amazon’s plans to revive in style MGM properties are along with the corporate’s different efforts to mine the MGM library, together with the beforehand reported Creed universe of flicks and TV reveals, and no matter Amazon winds up doing with the James Bond collection, which is presently in between main actors.

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