I don't care who they hire to write, direct or act in this thing, they will NEVER be able to create the madness of the villain Clarence Boddicker the way Kurtwood Smith did it. Oh man...all time favorite villain list Top 5 for sure. Maybe even Top 1.
"Take a look at my FACE, Dick!"
No sir. This character cannot be remade, no way, no how.
25 years ago, ROBOCOP was successful as a story because it was gritty and dirty...the production itself carried that - it LOOKS a little rough around the edges and that look set the mood in very subtle ways. This will likely be a spit and polish CGI visual fx fest, quick camera movements and rapid cut edits, a blur of "it must have been something cool but I missed it" tethered to the 'story' via "clever" one-liners.
I won't buy that for a dollar.
EXACTLY. I love the roughness and dark humor of the original (and let's face it, droid police enforcement aside, it turned out to be a pretty accurate vision of Detroit's future.) That movie is a whole separate creature in the action genre. And Boddicker is one of the most iconic villains of all time (I rank him right in between Darth Vader and BREAKING BAD's Gus Fring).
The robocycle, in and of itself, looks cool; but I'm just not seeing any of the "grit" that Robocop needs.