A Robocop Remake/Sequel by Darren Aronofsky. WTF?

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.

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  • Miguel

    OK well I think if Robocop is going to be filemd well let be made by a Japanese company with a joint venture of the company that made The Matrix Village Roadshow if not then the remake of Robocop sucks plus the Robocop remake should not be filemd in the US well to make that a more life like Delta City then Robocop if it is made by a Japanese company with a joint venture of Village Roadshow them Melborne, Australia look more like Delta City than Detriot if the do not film it their then Robocop 2010 sucks

  • Miguel

    OK well I think if Robocop is going to be filemd well let be made by a Japanese company with a joint venture of the company that made The Matrix Village Roadshow if not then the remake of Robocop sucks plus the Robocop remake should not be filemd in the US well to make that a more life like Delta City then Robocop if it is made by a Japanese company with a joint venture of Village Roadshow them Melborne, Australia look more like Delta City than Detriot if the do not film it their then Robocop 2010 sucks

  • wiz

    i’ve hoped for a new robocop i jus wish they iron out the dateline(logline). Even if the the movie is crazy good that little detail will still be in my head. You have young ones that no nothin of robocop that would not even no the differance cuz they don’t know the first 3 but for the fans who do know of it. that tiny (Ginormous)detail needs to be ironed out.

  • wiz

    i’ve hoped for a new robocop i jus wish they iron out the dateline(logline). Even if the the movie is crazy good that little detail will still be in my head. You have young ones that no nothin of robocop that would not even no the differance cuz they don’t know the first 3 but for the fans who do know of it. that tiny (Ginormous)detail needs to be ironed out.

  • Youaredumb

    Yo Miguel, shut the fuck up you cracked out bitch. Relax.

  • Youaredumb

    Yo Miguel, shut the fuck up you cracked out bitch. Relax.

  • Miguel

    Dude you are right well Robocop should be all filmed in Japan !

  • Joseph Peter

    Aronofsky originally said he wanted to film his BATMAN: YEAR ONE film with Tokyo doubling as Gotham City, so maybe Miguel might be on to something.