The reboot and remake nonsense is starting to go beyond the realms of acceptable. It seems every week these days we are hearing of another one of our beloved films being rebooted, remade or re-imagined in some way. The latest to get the update treatment is director Peter Hyams classic 1994 R-Rated action sci-fi, Timecop.
The film was one of the most successful R-Rated films of 1994, and with Jean Claude Van Damme taking the starring role during his heyday, Timecop was a superb action flick. Using time travel that was at the time based in a future 2004, the film was clever, inventive and very exciting. The film was so popular is even spawned a short-lived hour long TV series for ABC in 1997.
Universal yesterday announced plans for a reboot, and the sad news is that there are no plans for Van Damme to return. They are now looking for writers and a director to helm an original reboot with a reworked concept. The big question is, can whoever replaces Van Damme do the following:
Here’s the synopsis and trailer for the original film:
When the ability to travel through time is perfected, a new type of law enforcement agency is formed. It’s called Time Enforcement Commission or TEC. A cop, Max Walker, is assigned to the group. On the day he was chosen, some men attack him and kill his wife. Ten years later Max is still grieving but has become a good agent for the TEC. He tracks down a former co-worker who went into the past to make money. Max brings him back for sentencing but not after telling Max that Senator McComb, the man in charge of TEC, sent him. Max has his eye on McComb.