TIMECOP Remake Gets 2 Writers

Last May, Universal Pictures announced plans to reboot Jean-Claude Van Damme's tour de force, Timecop (1994). This was of course met with huge opposition as the film is considered by most, a cinematic masterpiece. Right up there with Citizen Kane.

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It's been almost a year since we've heard anything on Universal's reboot of Timecop, but today screenwriters, Mark and Brian Gunn, have been hired to work on the script, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  The pair are best known for writing The Rock's best film-to-date, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. They're also working on Journey 3, Monster Squad and a MacGyver movie. Seems like they are a great choice for the new Timecop as they have a lot of experience with working on other people's successful ideas.

The 1994 film, starred Jean-Claude Van Damme ("Sudden Death") as a Time Enforcement Police officer. His life is dramatically altered when he gets in the way of a crooked politician (Ron Silver) with ambitious plans to use time-travel to further his political career all the way to the White House. The film was written by Mike Richardson, the founder and publisher of Dark Horse Comics. Richardson, will serve as an executive producer for this reboot.
Whereas the first movie had the sci-fi elements very much in the foreground, the new version’s take sees Timecop being a more gritty and grounded police story with the sci-fi in the background, though will still have the main character on a personal journey. Tonally it could end up sharing a similar sensibility to Looper, Rian Johnson’s time travel movie, but would be bigger in scope and ambition. - hollywoodreporter
In the year 2004, time travel is not only a reality, but an opportunity to alter the past for power and profit. Jean-Claude Van Damme stars in the sci-fi thriller that mixes hard-hitting action with awesome special effects, romance and murder. Ron Silver co-stars as Van Damme's cunning adversary in what People Magazine touts "Clever and original, Timecop is a thinking man's movie."

Actors: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mia Sara, Ron Silver, Gloria Reuben
Directors: Peter Hyams * Writers: Mark Verheiden
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Bobevanz - 4/9/2014, 4:00 PM
Another remake?!?!?!?!?!?! Ahhh lets tarnish all the 80's classics :(
MrZoolittle - 4/9/2014, 4:00 PM
Really?
Superior - 4/9/2014, 4:01 PM
These guys better pull a Russo Bros. surprise on us.
Bread - 4/9/2014, 4:01 PM
Ripped...Pants
InfiniteMonkey - 4/9/2014, 4:04 PM
Another Total Recall coming up or the shit fest Robocop? LOL

NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEXT!
KingPatel - 4/9/2014, 4:06 PM
Haha great teaser.
SpiderManFan54 - 4/9/2014, 4:08 PM
Hahaha! This is going to suck balls!!

Dude Journey 2 sucked terribly, this will suck
marvel72 - 4/9/2014, 4:13 PM
YES! another remake on the way.
Curmudgeon - 4/9/2014, 4:15 PM
I always forget that this film was based on a comic.

And that it exists.
bs77 - 4/9/2014, 4:18 PM
Guys just like this movie because Sloane Peterson's boobies are in it (Ferris Bueller's girlfriend). That's the only reason I like it...
Starfox - 4/9/2014, 4:18 PM
This actually has a lot of potential. I say don't go the looper route. Make this thing as Sci-fi as Possible.
LEEE777 - 4/9/2014, 4:20 PM
Timecop was the 90's ;) :P

Well I dont get a remake can just use a different Timecop character, they got loads!

Lets not have another suckfest like I knew ROBOCOP was gonna be.
ralfinader - 4/9/2014, 4:23 PM
Timecop was not a great movie. Are they going to try and remake Gigli next?
TheRealDorkKnight - 4/9/2014, 4:30 PM
Haha time cop I remember I first saw that movie in like 2009 but the movie was based in the future of 2008 or something lol great flick
Titanace - 4/9/2014, 4:33 PM
Is that the one where he gets angry and does karate?
Facade - 4/9/2014, 4:42 PM
Timecop is the ONLY Van Damme movie worth watching! I thought Total Recall remake was better than the original, so this could be improved, too. I'm game.
VIRILEMAN - 4/9/2014, 4:42 PM
Really? They really are scrapping the bottom of the barrel.
gaikinger - 4/9/2014, 4:48 PM
The best part of Timecop was the first 8 minutes which SCVD wasn't even in. Really captured the essence of the graphic novel.....the rest was crap. This movie should be redone just like Dredd was redone....redone right!
WakandaKing - 4/9/2014, 4:49 PM
Hollywood, where original ideas are considered, but ultimately turned down for a remake of a older film.......................................................................................................by the way..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................HAIL HYDRA
TheAbaryMan369 - 4/9/2014, 4:55 PM
Oh dear god...

They are rebooting and making sequels to EVERY CLASSIC MOVIE EVER!!! Name one really good movie they are not making reboots or sequels to. Go ahead.
SaxoWolf - 4/9/2014, 4:56 PM
Durango95 - 4/9/2014, 5:02 PM
@TheAbaryMan369

Um....A Clockwork Orange? Apocalypse Now? I could go on...
smell - 4/9/2014, 5:05 PM
More time travel films yay
bs77 - 4/9/2014, 5:23 PM
They should remake it and use Van Damme again, but have JGL paste a rock on his forehead and play a younger Van Damme for the time travel scenes.
WAYNE - 4/9/2014, 5:25 PM
WTF? Who cares? TIMECOP a classic? [frick] no!? How dare you compare that piece of shit film to Citizen Kane. Time cop is on Rotten Tomatoes with like 40 something percent while Citizen Kane has 100%.


That had to be the most idiotic statesmen and comparison in the history of anything.
WAYNE - 4/9/2014, 5:26 PM
Statement*
InfiniteMonkey - 4/9/2014, 5:29 PM
I want to know who their (Hollywood) supplier is?

They are smoking some good shit, wouldn't you say?
nowtheresaBATman - 4/9/2014, 5:36 PM
@WAYNE
"That had to be the most idiotic statesmen and comparison in the history of anything."

If nailbitter had been serious you might of been right.
nowtheresaBATman - 4/9/2014, 5:37 PM
Fail*
MightyZeus - 4/9/2014, 5:40 PM
Timecop kind of reminded me in a wat of the poor man's Terminator. So, if the film get's a remake then i dont mind.

At least a remake of a bad movie is getting made in order to improve the film.
ManCalledSting - 4/9/2014, 5:41 PM
Saxo: That's the beesnees
RetroFit - 4/9/2014, 5:48 PM
Wayne, you are simply clueless. The SARCASM of the opening paragraph is obvious to all but you. Or so it would seem.
Minty - 4/9/2014, 5:52 PM
Oh Wayne...

SuperCat - 4/9/2014, 5:54 PM
I'll be the first to see this on TNT!
MercwithMouth - 4/9/2014, 5:57 PM
I loved TimeCop.

I've been a massive JCVD fan since I was a little kid. Delightfully terrible actor. Some of my favorite guilty pleasures... Bloodsport(which I think was terrific), TimeCop, Double Team(I don't care, Rodman was awesome, and Rourke was a badass), Universal Soldier, Death Warrant, Street Fighter.

Please don't ruin TimeCop Universal, please...
MrEko - 4/9/2014, 5:57 PM

Bahahahahahahaha, so much snark in this article. Got a good chuckle outta me.
HiTcH - 4/9/2014, 5:59 PM


Scarilian - 4/9/2014, 6:02 PM
Eh, I'll wait for the remake of this remake in 4D.
WAYNE - 4/9/2014, 6:11 PM
Sorry I jumped the gun. Citizen Kane is one of my favorite films so I guess I let nostalgia cloud my mind in the moment. My bad.


Players [frick] up *shrug*
DrunkenNukem - 4/9/2014, 6:11 PM
meh...I didn´t like Timecop anyway

After the 80´s hollywood is without any fresh ideas...everything is based from books, or actual stories....


Comic-book movies are keeping the buisiness going..
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