It looks like Universal Pictures has gone back to the recycling bin once again and this time the victim is Jean-Claude Van Damme’s 1994 time travel action flick, Timecop. It may be just one of many in Van Damme’s long career of bad movies, but it also happens to be his highest grossing film ever and is widely considered to be one of his best flicks as far as critics are concerned. Sounds to me like just the right recipe for a properly profitable reboot.
In case you missed this one, the premise of Timecop is pretty simple. Van Damme is an agent who fights time travel criminals. He discovers that a politician is abusing the system and making himself powerful. A conflict ensues and lots of people die.
The flick is currently in its gestational stages, with Universal seeking out writers to put together a decent script. If successful, we will no doubt see a pile of sequels following the first. Unfortunately, the new incarnation of Timecop is shaping up to be, according to sources, 100% Van Damme free.
What do the Nerd Readers think about this one? Is it worth the time and effort to recycle Timecop? Should Van Damme at least get an honorary cameo? Should we gather up the CEOs of Universal and have some public executions?
Thanks to ComicBookMovie for the heads-up.