ROBOCOP Remake Aiming For A PG-13 Rating


Director Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 classic RoboCop was noted for its excessive use of violence and gore to punch home some of the film’s satirical jabs. Just don’t be looking for something similar in the upcoming remake from director Jose Padilha.

Total Film has tweeted a quote from an unidentified person connected to the film addressing what the rating that the film is aiming for.

This is an unfortunate turn of events, especially since Padilha’s Elite Squad films don’t pull any puches when it comes to the violence department.

Now it is understandable that a film would try to maximize its potential audience. With the amount of money studios are investing in projects, especially ones like a RoboCop film, it is only natural to try and do everything to make a return on that investment. However, a film like RoboCop has a certain reputation and it strikes me that to tone down the gore blunts the edge of the original’s satiric intent. If you aren’t willing to embrace many of a film’s elements that you don’t think will lend to profitability then perhaps you shouldn’t be remaking the film at all.

The RoboCop remake lands in theaters on February 7, 2014.

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July 23, 2013 5:36 pm

@FilmBuffOnLine I’d buy that for a dollar!

Michael Henley
July 23, 2013 5:35 pm

I’m trying not to pre-judge, and they keep making it harder.

Jamie Orfanella
July 23, 2013 5:37 pm

I knew they’d f it up. Robo cop 3 part 2

Mike Torbik
July 23, 2013 5:38 pm

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Jamie Orfanella
July 23, 2013 5:38 pm

And keeping his human hand so he can shake hands? Puh-leeze!

William Gatevackes
July 23, 2013 5:41 pm

The human hand thing works for me because it sounds like a stupid corporation trick. The PG-13doesn’t because, well, RoboCop.

Joe Nazzaro
July 23, 2013 5:42 pm

While I don’t particularly care about the rating (I’d rather see a good PG-13 movie than a crap R) I do agree with Jamie about the human hand thing. It just doesn’t work on so many levels.

Chris Hodges
July 23, 2013 5:56 pm

Film makers pandering for more sheckles and ruining recycled movies, hollywood has no shame.

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Fred Holmes
July 23, 2013 6:42 pm

they are making jokes out of this stuff… nothing is sacred

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