To the surprise of no one, MGM has canceled its planned remake of Paul Verhoven’s Robocop. Movieline spoke to a source at the dying studio and were told the movie, which was at one point set to be directed by Darren Aronofsky, was, “Gone. Kaput. Canceled. It was one of the first casualties. [Aronofsky] has lost interest anyway, I believe. Think we’re all just going to have to be happy with the three RoboCop movies that are out there”. I’ll just be happy with the first one since it’s the only one that’s good.
Personally, I was only interested in the remake because of Aronofsky’s involvement. Without him or an equally talented director at the helm, I think a Robocop movie is unnecessary since Verhoven created not only a great action movie, but a terrific satire that wasn’t afraid to be weird. Of course, once MGM’s financial mess is cleaned up, this movie could be revived.