MGM will step forward on its long expecting reboot of RoboCop, in the past had The Wolverine director Darren Aronofsky set attached to chair.
RoboCop was originally being fast tracked for a summer 2010 release date. At the end of last year season, Darren Aronofsky revealed that he was still interested in bringing the half-man, half-machine back to the mean streets of Detroit. But now that he is lined up to direct “The Wolverine” which will start shooting next year, it isn’t clear where the filmmaker stands. He might returns only as a producer on the project.
While chatting to The Playlist about Black Swan, the theme of RoboCop came up, and this is what L.A. leader for the best director category (according to tweetmeter) had to say:
Well, ‘RoboCop’ may still happen one day, who knows? It’s MGM and hopefully they’ll clear their stuff up and I’m still interested. David Self (“Road to Perdition”) wrote a great script…”
Obviously he still has a desire to renew RoboCop. Original was remarkable action film about a young cop (Peter Weller) killed by a gang of cruel criminals and brought back to life with both human and robotic personality. After that he is cleaning up the city of Detroit following those who brutally murdered him when he was a human. The movie is literally ultra-violent. Anyone under the age of 17 should be strongly cautioned before seeing this film. On the other hand, the brutality makes the film sensible and more exciting. Paul Verhoeven does nearly best work as a director. The screenplay is very sharp for an action film and all the actors give exceptional acting. Peter Weller will always be evoked as the original RoboCop. Ronny Cox, Nancy Allen, Miguel Ferrer, and an really evil Kurtwood Smith all do the awesome work.
Until we find out the official start date for the reboot, the statue of the half-man, half-robot crime fighter, celebrated in a 1987 movie would appear on privately owned land near the Michigan Central Depot downtown. As of Sunday, the campaign had raised $60,539 and there are still 33 days to go, according to kickstarter.com.
Isn’t it amazing?