Time for another edition of “wait, they’re remaking/rebooting that?”
Universal announced they are remaking the Jean-Claude Van Damme film “Timecop” and for screenwriting duties they have hired Mark and Brian Gunn, the duo behind the 2012 Dwanye “The Rock” Johnson film “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter this version will be a “more gritty and grounded police story.” It is said that it will be tonally similar to Rian Johnson’s 2013 film “Looper,” but “bigger in scope and ambition.”
Producing the film is Marc Shmuger, whose previous production credits include the 2013 romantic comedy-drama “The Spectacular Now” and the 2013 documentary “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks.” Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Comics, the publisher of the original “TimeCop” comics, is also on board as an executive producer.
Released in 1994 “TimeCop” was a box office success, grossing a total of $103.6 million. While not a hit with critics it was a popular film amongst audiences. The movie takes place in a future where time travel is regulated by a police force. Van Damme plays Walker, a police officer who has to travel through time and stop a crooked politician (played by Ron Silver) who is using time travel to further his political career.
This is not the only script in the works for the Gunn cosuins. They are currently working on scripts for a third “Journey” film, a “MacGyver” adaptation as well as a remake of “The Monster Squad.”
What are your thoughts on a TimeCop reboot?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter