Did you know that there’s a new Robocop movie in the planning stages? Yep, Darren Aronofsky is going to be the director and it’s going to be a reboot of the series. I’m kind of excited that Robocop is going to be coming back but kind of worried at the direction that they might take it. From some of the articles that I’ve read, it sounds like Aronofsky is going to shoot for a grittier take on the armored cybercop without much of the tongue-in-cheek humor which could work. Think ‘The Dark Knight’ but with Robocop, I guess.
But that’s not what this post is about. Instead, in searching for interesting remakes, I found out that someone had remade the Robocop games that Ocean had released years ago, making them into a side scrolling shooter featuring video clips spliced in between each stage to tell the story. They’re actually very good and they’re free for download from a site called Park Productions, the chaps responsible for these and a slew of other titles including Ghostbusters 2. If you’re feeling the itch to bring justice to the streets of Detroit, or want to fight the Terminator, here’s your chance.