In a not so surprising move Hollywood was planning on remaking the classic film “Robocop”. And, rumors have been flying around the net as to whether the film was in jeopardy or not after the released date was pushed back.
Now, word has it that director, Darren Aronofsky, is resisting the studio’s plans to convert the film into 3-D(glad someone is).
Thanks to The Daily Express:
“I’ve spoken with Phoenix Pictures (and) asked them about the status of RoboCop… they told me that the project is on hold. The problem is that Mary Parent, Chairperson of MGM, wants a 3D movie for the new RoboCop. But, as you know, Darren Aronofsky is a real artist and he’s not interested in gimmicks like 3D, CGI, Filming digital, he wants to do everything as real as possible just like (his previous movie) The Fountain.”
I’m so glad that someone is taking a stance against 3-D.
I do agree with Afronofsky in not wanting to use CGI for the film. I love CG, but the films that don’t use it to me as so much more entertaining. Take “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight” for an example, both of those film use very little CG, and are so much more entertaining. And, not to mention if John Carpenter’s “The Thing” would have been CG it wouldn’t have been as scary as it was.
To be honest with you, I think this film should be scrapped all together. I don’t mind remakes, but not every film needs one.
What are your thoughts?