Not all that long ago, MGM made public their plans to either remake or do a sequel to Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 sci-fi actioner “Robocop”. To say that the fanboys weren’t happy is an understatement. (But then again, since when has the fanboys been happy about anything?) Then not that long ago, MGM officially introduced their “Red Dawn” remake, and there was a little tidbit buried in there about Darren Aronofsky potentially coming on board to direct the “Robocop” reboot. It now looks like MGM is dead set on getting the “Pi” and “Requiem for a Dream” director onboard their project.
This from Bloody-Disgusting:
Today we received word that MGM and Phoenix Pictures are close to pegging Darren Aronofsky to direct the latest “remake”, which we also discovered is actually a sequel! Here’s the logline: Present day Los Angeles, 20 years after the termination of the RoboCop program, the city decides to reinstate the program. If this all happens, I’d love to introduce Aronofsky to THE DARK KNIGHT, where he can see how to do it right…
Wait, Los Angeles? Present day? Wasn’t the first “Robocop” set in the “near future” in Detroit? How does that then translate into “20 years after” and “present day Los Angeles”? Eh, it’s MGM. They probably got some monkey to pound out the logline.
But Aronofsky directing a hyper violent “Robocop” sequel? I’m giggly all over just thinking about it.