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MGM's plans for Robocop and Rocky sequels

RockyBalboa.jpgWith MGM's vast vault of films it was not really a surprise when they decided to make a new Robocop film, or much of a surprise when a new Rocky film came our way. Well now we have news of what MGM have planned next.

It looks like the new Robocop film could be going 3-D, and we may not have seen the end of Rocky.

During an event at Cannes, MGM were talking about their future plans, including making more films themselves. Mary Parent, MGM's chairperson and the person charged with getting MGM making pictures again, had this to say on Robocop.

RoboCop would be great in 3-D, as would something we're hoping to announce soon.

She was quoted on Indiewire through Moviehole. She also mentioned a possible continuation of the Rocky series as well, apparently to a mixed reception. No wonder really considering earlier this year, Sylvester Stallone said that Rocky and Rambo were both finished.

I can't say I'm a big fan of 3-D, it's always seemed a bit gimmicky to me. If they have to make another Robocop film, I'd rather they spent time making a good film, with a good plot and skip the 3-D. And can Rocky really continue? Would Stallone be up for a return? How many comebacks can he make? Would you want to watch a 3-D Robocop?

If MGM really want to get back in the business of making movies, I'd rather they tried to make some original stuff. Seems to me they are heading to the back catalogue to make a quick few bucks. With The Hobbit underway, they can be assured of a big pay off.



Another Rocky? I find that baffling as the last Rocky tied everything up so well. Why would another one be needed as the character has completed his journey, he's done.

As for RoboCop 3D, well I'm sure people know my standing on that score. That just means we'll have a film where the makers fit in as many "throw things at the audience" moments as possible rather than concentrating on the film itself.

3D aside I wouldn't be adverse to seeing a good RoboCop sequel, now that really could go somewhere.


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