ROBOCOP And STARGATE Film And TV Reboots Officially In Development

ROBOCOP And STARGATE Film And TV Reboots Officially In Development

Big news for RoboCop and Stargate fans here, as both classic sci-fi properties are being rebooted, with new projects planned for the big and small screen.

By MarkCassidy - Apr 15, 2023 08:04 AM EST
Filed Under: Robocop

Late last year, Amazon Studios acquired the extensive film and TV catalogue of legendary Hollywood studio MGM as part of a massive $8.5 billion deal, and it looks like plans are now in place to develop projects based on some major properties.

According to Deadline (via, Amazon has been "sifting through MGM’s library," and has decided on several titles for film and/or TV development, including Robocop, Stargate, Legally Blonde, Fame, Barbershop, The Magnificent Seven, Pink Panther and The Thomas Crown Affair.

Two of these will obviously stand out to sci-fi fans!

Apparently, each title is being approached differently, but the current plan is to develop TV shows and movies based on RoboCop and Stargate. It seems the latter will arrive on the big screen first, while a new take on the Future of Law Enforcement is being looked at for a TV series initially.

The first RoboCop movie was released in 1987, and is considered a subversive, satirical classic. It was followed up by several forgettable sequels and a so-so remake in 2014. Stargate began as a movie in 1994, also spawning direct-to-video follow-ups, but the spin-off TV shows were a lot more successful and still have a loyal following.

The report notes that there are a "complexity of rights" to sort out before anything can officially move forward, so we might be waiting a while for updates.

How do you guys feel about RoboCop and Stargate being rebooted? Drop us a comment down below.

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DrReedRichards - 4/15/2023, 8:22 AM
The last Robocop is less than a decade old.

Give it a f#ckin' rest, will you?
Matchesz - 4/15/2023, 10:10 AM
@DrReedRichards - Make it rated R. Cast Michael Fassbender as Alex Murphy. And hire Darren Aronofsky as the director.
AmazingFILMporg - 4/15/2023, 11:44 AM
@DrReedRichards -

I think a film like robocop is needed in today's sOcIEty👮

Corporations running wild.

Crime out of control in right wing states.

Bought and paid for politicians.

It's a perfect time💁
TheHumanSpider2 - 4/15/2023, 8:24 AM
Wasnt a "Robocop 2"a announced like in 2017?
Lol, these announcements about nothing only made to please stockholders are becoming hilarious.
malschla - 4/15/2023, 8:33 AM
CorndogBurglar - 4/15/2023, 8:33 AM
I'm always down for more Stargate.

But the thing about Robocop is the people making it need to remember that it's not just a stupid action movie. It's heavy in satire and actually has something to say. This something many people forget outside of the first 2 movies. Ghe 3rd movie, the terrible live action TV show, the animated series, and the remake all left the satire on the back burner and they all suffered heavily from that.

So the lesson here is, Robocop needs to have the satire or its doomed to fail from the get go.
BillyBatson1000 - 4/15/2023, 8:47 AM
@CorndogBurglar - This all day long. And Paul Verhoeven was the perfect person to make the first film - with satire in balance to everything else. It's dryly packed and just enough to make you question the content. 10 years later, when he made 'Starship Troopers', people actually thought they'd 'discovered' Nazi/right-wing extremism in his work! Once more, satire eluded them.
CorndogBurglar - 4/15/2023, 8:56 AM
@BillyBatson1000 - Exactly! God I love Starship Troopers. It's one of those movies I can just watch in its entirety anytime, no matter how many times I've seen it or how recently I've watched it. I don't have many movies like that. Probably that, Aliens, Robocop 1 and 2, and the original live action TMNT.
CorndogBurglar - 4/15/2023, 8:57 AM
@BillyBatson1000 - Oh, and Batman '89
mountainman - 4/15/2023, 9:09 AM
@CorndogBurglar - Robocop had something interesting to say about the dangers of government partnering closely with large corporations, and about security states. I really miss the days when sci-fi movies would have interesting messages like that.
BillyBatson1000 - 4/15/2023, 9:10 AM
@mountainman - Amen!
BillyBatson1000 - 4/15/2023, 9:10 AM
@CorndogBurglar - Definitely 2!
BillyBatson1000 - 4/15/2023, 9:10 AM
@CorndogBurglar - Definitely!
Batmangina - 4/15/2023, 9:29 AM
@CorndogBurglar - This guy gets it. Robocop at the time was SO [frick]ing out there that I wondered if I was [frick]ed up for loving it so much and thinking it was (and is) HILARIOUS.

I used 'I'd buy that for a dollar!' yesterday FFS
ObserverIO - 4/15/2023, 9:31 AM
@CorndogBurglar - You're talking my language.
CorndogBurglar - 4/15/2023, 11:12 AM
@Batmangina - Hell yeah man! I watched Robocop for the first time when I was like 7 years old so a lot of that stuff went way over my head. But I loved it and as I got older I was like, man there's more going on here than just a dude that gets turned into a robot shooting guys in the dick lol.
CorndogBurglar - 4/15/2023, 11:22 AM
@mountainman - Agreed. Robocop and Starship Troopers are a type of film I feel like we'll never see again, unfortunately.

But if this Warhammer 40k series takes off be prepared for some backlash. That universe has no "good guys". Even the humans are total fascist pricks. It'll be interesting to see how that plays out.
Batmangina - 4/15/2023, 1:02 PM
@CorndogBurglar - Absolutely - Verhooven's using the TV News as an expositional device was [frick]ing brilliant!

'Bitches, leave.' is also an evergreen classic.
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