Robocop Remake

  • Mark Joseph

    Actor

    Why oh why, can't people leave things alone.

    It's...going...to...be....crap.

    M.

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    Well that's what they said about transformers. I'm not to sure about the new pink panther sequel the first one was awful!!!

    • 6th Feb 2009
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  • Jonas Daniel Alexander

    Actor

    Of course it will be awful - the original is fantastic and hollywood have no original ideas left - they are even talking about remaking Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Poltergeist!

    • 6th Feb 2009
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  • Forbes KB

    Actor

    It may well be crap, but if they offered you a part in it you'ld take it just like any other actor would!

    • 6th Feb 2009
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    Paid or unpaid? Would you be tempted if they said they wouldn't pay? And this isn't aimed at Forbes alone, but everyone.

    If it was a major Hollywood remake of a previous blockbuster, would you do it for free?

    • 6th Feb 2009
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    Sorry to disappoint you Forbes but no I wouldn't.

    • 6th Feb 2009
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    They're talking about Chitty Chitty Bang Bang? As much as I'd hate the idea of the film, do you know who'd make a great Caractacus Potts? Hugh Laurie!

    • 6th Feb 2009
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  • Jonas Daniel Alexander

    Actor

    Emily i have to agree - hugh laurie would be fantastic!

    • 6th Feb 2009
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  • Monty Burgess

    Actor

    Also in the pipeline are Predator and Friday the 13th.

    • 6th Feb 2009
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  • Jonas Daniel Alexander

    Actor

    Oh good god will it ever end?? The remake hell!

    • 6th Feb 2009
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    If they go anywhere near Random Harvest or Waterloo Bridge, there will be hell to pay!

    • 6th Feb 2009
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  • Jonas Daniel Alexander

    Actor

    Oh - Ghostbusters 3 is a go too :(

    • 6th Feb 2009
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  • Monty Burgess

    Actor

    And I forgot Hellraiser. And Last House on the Left.

    • 6th Feb 2009
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  • Forbes KB

    Actor

    Unpaid? No! Paid? Absolutely!

    I've just had a very minor role in the remake of 1962 classic "The Day of the Triffids" for the BBC! If it's good enough for the likes of Vanessa Redgrave, Dougray Scott, Brian Cox, Ewan Bremner and Jason Priestly it's sure as hell good enough for me!!

    So many actors forget the word "business" is a key component of "Show Business"! If any of us got offered 6 months work at roughly £500 a day for a Hollywood remake of an old classic feature film are you honestly expecting me to believe you'ld turn it down because you'ld rather be doing TIE or profit share theatre!! Behave!!

    Once you've got a £50K cushion in your bank account you can do as much acting for the art as you want!

    Get real guys!

    • 6th Feb 2009
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  • Rob Talbot

    Actor

    Of course I'd take a part in it ... anything to make it better than the original.

    • 6th Feb 2009
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  • Jonas Daniel Alexander

    Actor

    Forbes i agree - if it was paid i'd do it and im not ashamed to admit it.

    • 6th Feb 2009
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    I only asked about paid or unpaid, because we already know that there are actors out there who are prepared to be exploited for no pay, and that's by small, almost unheard of companies. How great would be the temptation if it was a Hollywood production? The rot has set in at the bottom of our industry - how long before it worms its way to the top? And Forbes, I knew what your answer would be, and you didn't diappoint, I was just trying to tempt people with a different point of view out of hiding. ;op))

    • 6th Feb 2009
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  • Monty Burgess

    Actor

    I'd be there with bells on.

    • 6th Feb 2009
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  • Mark Joseph

    Actor

    Course I'd accept a role in it, it would utterly ridicluous not to. I love the original, Aronofsky's making it (LOOOOOVED The Wrestler), it'd be a great experience, payed well, etc etc etc etc etc etc. However, as a film-lover I just can't see it being that great. The original has that dirty, 80's violent look about it. Robocop 2 isn't bad, 3 is garbage, because it lost all of that. Robocop is not a family film, it's core is in violence, a comment on how society can be at it's worst. I just think it's a pointless venture.

    Last House on the Left and F13th are already made and ready to release. Child's Play is getting the remake treatment as well, though that one looks like it might be good.

    M.

    • 6th Feb 2009
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  • Forbes KB

    Actor

    and why should any of us be ashamed of getting paid to act!! I've seen plenty of theatre that, quite frankly, should have never have been staged too, but as long as it's artistic that makes it OK!

    Profit share? Don't even get me started on that little puppy!! A friend of mine just finished a 3 week run on a profit share theatre thing. Full houses every night and he is the proud recipient of a cheque for £31 for a 5 week commitment!

    We all have bills to pay so providing you haven't sold your soul to the devil in the process it's all good!! Do what you have to do to survive until that "paid" work you want comes along, that's what I say!

    Nice to know I haven't dissappointed you Annie...yet! haha!

    • 6th Feb 2009
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