Marianne Jean-Baptiste has joined the cast of RoboCop. She will play Chief of Police Karen Dean. Jean-Baptiste joins Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Hugh Laurie and Jole Kinnaman in the Jose Padilha directed remake.
Can someone please explain to me why RoboCop is being remade? Why do they need to go all the way back to the origin?
I would be much happier if we got a credits montage at the start of the film beginning with Peter Weller’s RoboCop and bringing us up through the years. We get to see how the program was so successful that multiple cities have started using their own RoboCops. The new movie starts about thirty years after the first and we get a new RoboCop movie existing in the same universe as the first.
What do you think?
I’m just getting tired of all these origin stories and needless remakes.