Universal’s ‘Timecop’ reboot gets two ‘Mysterious’ writers

"Timecop" Japanese Theatrical Poster

"Timecop" Japanese Theatrical Poster

THR reports that Universal is developing a remake of 1994’s Timecop. Directed by Peter Hyams (End of Days) and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, the original Timecop took place in the near future where special officers traveled through time to arrest those who used “time travel” to commit crimes.

According to THR, the studio is approaching the new Timecop as a reboot and a re-imagining of the concept and is being handed to writers. As with Phillip Noyce’s (Salt) proposed Bloodsport remake, Van Damme will not be involved with the Timecop reboot.

Based off the Dark Horse comic book of the same name, Timecop was one of Van Damme’s most successful films, both financially and critically. The film even spawned a short-lived 1997 TV series and the 2003 direct-to-DVD sequel Timecop 2: The Berlin Decision, which starred Jason Scott Lee (Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story).

If this news of a Van Damme-less Timecop gets you down, keep your head up. The “Muscles from Brussels” has a lot of projects coming out including Swelter, Soldiers and Pound of Flesh.

BREAKING NEWS: According to THR, the producers behind the upcoming Timecop remake have hired Mark and Brian Gunn to write the script. The duo is responsible for writing Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.

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8 Responses to Universal’s ‘Timecop’ reboot gets two ‘Mysterious’ writers

  1. American Ninja Man says:

    Timecop actually holds up pretty well as action…though it is hilarious that it took place in 2004. I think the movie was a hit due to it having Van Damme as the star and not so much due to it’s name. This movie if it gets made will bomb hard just like Total Recall.

    • Ningen says:

      Total Recall 2012 bombed, because it was a cheap imitation of a classic. No one remembers Time Cop, though.

  2. STDZ says:

    I hope it bombs bad, that is what they get for being stupid!

  3. Tien Kwon says:

    i like the title of this article:

    Universal to remake Jean-Claude Van Damme’s ‘Timecop’ – without Van Damme!


    • HKFanatic says:

      Ha ha, glad you like the title. I know Van Damme is no longer considered a hot property in Hollywood, but it still seems like blasphemy to me to imagine a “TimeCop” movie without him.

  4. American Ninja Man says:

    That and Universal Soldier. Van Damme might be a goof, but say what you will Bloodsport, Kickboxer, Universal Soldier and Timecop are movies that I honestly anyone else in the role of.

  5. STDZ says:

    Hollywood is really slapping Van Damme in the face. First they neglect him, then they take his movies and try and remake them with some Hollywood chump that’s not even a true action man. I won’t be supporting any of these Van Damme remakes, bring on the new Van Damme movie instead.

    • Well, cityonfire.com definitely isn’t slapping van damme in the face! Been working on a feature for the guy, as well as an upcoming review of that Frank Dux movie. Check back with, man! Glad we still have some Van Damme fans over here at COF! =D Makes me happy!

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