Writer David Self Says Darren Aronofsky Still on ROBOCOP Reboot

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When we last reported on director Darren Aronofsky and screenwriter David Self’s reboot of Paul Verhoven’s Robocop, the project had apparently slammed into neutral over Aronofsky’s refusal to acquiesce to MGM’s request that the new film be in 3D.  But speaking to ShockTillYouDrop last night at the Wolfman premiere, Self says that Aronofsky’s still on board.  Here’s what Self had to say:

“I’m still involved with it and Darren Aronofsky’s still involved with it.  He’s making another movie right now (Black Swan), but we’re waiting for MGM, to sort things out since they’re a large corporation and it’s a situation where we have to be practical. We’re waiting to continue with them, we hope that that happens soon and we can get back to it soon.”

That seems like a reasonable roadblock since MGM’s financial situation is such a mess and no one wants to invest in a new film, especially one with a brand like Robocop, if they’re not sure they can get it to completion.  They’re already in tricky  situations with The Hobbit and Bond 23.  But it is good news that Aronofsky is still on board because he could create something fresh with the character rather than just restore the Robocop franchise.




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  • junierizzle

    This is one “reboot” that just sucks. ROBOCOP is a masterpiece. Even if Aronofsky makes a cool movie it would be kinda pointless. Its already a good movie.
    Although I recall reading something about it being more of a sequel. That makes it a little easier to swallow.
    I think Aronofsky should spend his time coming up with a unique idea, something we haven't seen before.
    Will I see it? Of cousre.

  • kor

    the original was a master-fuckin-piece, if they are going to reboot it, aronofsky MUST make it a good one

  • kor

    the original was a master-fuckin-piece, if they are going to reboot it, aronofsky MUST make it a good one

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