Aronofsky to make Black Swan First, Robocop Reboot Delayed

With a leading lady (Natalie Portman) already signed up for his “passion project”, a little supernatural thriller called “Black Swan”, and the script for that much-discussed “Robocop” reboot still in the, er, not-quite-finished-and-probably-never-will-be stages, I don’t think anyone should be surprised to learn that director Darren Aronofsky will likely make “Swan” his next film post-”The Wrestler”. So what does this mean for MGM’s 2011 target date for “Robocop”?

Maybe a Aronofsky-less “Robocop” reboot, perhaps? According to THR’s Risky Biz Blog, MGM may not wait for Aronofsky, and rumor has the studio already sending out feelers for a replacement director. I’ve always found the idea of Aronofsky directing a movie like “Robocop” to be, well, sort of unnatural. Mind you, not that I don’t think Aronofsky is incapable, but it just never felt right to me, and the fact that Aronofsky has been bashing on the script with co-writer David Self for a while now may be the result of that improbable meshing he’s attempting.

In any case, if all goes according to plan for Aronofsky, he will be putting “Black Swan” into production by Fall 2009. He’ll have to finish it by mid-2010, when “Robocop” is scheduled to go into production to meet its 2011 date. Whether that’s with Aronofsky behind the camera, remains to be seen.

Below: “Hi, America, this is Uwe Boll. If Darren cannot direct, Uwe Boll volunteers. Call me!”



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  • Kenneth

    My name is Kenneth Wagner, my family is from Detroit and I live in Orlando, Florida Disney evil corporate RAT HAHA, u cant do a re-boot of robocop, and set it in the future u just simply cant if u want to honor alex murphy properly u have to go back to before he was robocop and when he was just a man, and if you were to “re do” the “original” u have to make it “old school” like as if its was being filmed in the 80s no CGI that is blasphemy and a mockery to the hard working ppl of Detroit Michigan the Motor City, Darren dont know Arofonsky is NOT the man for the job he is STUPID if he is going to set this in the duh duh future in LA fuck LA Hollywood has screwed up more movies u have to set this in Detroit or any rust belt area, FRANK MILLER’s ROBOCOP is a GEM in my EYES FUCK LA DETROIT all the way ask the people of Detroit how they feel about hollywood they would say screw hollywood come here to see how REAL WORK is done and btw whatever happened to ORION pictures i would invest all my money to make this in the Paul Verhoven style ultraviolent bloody disgusting Darren will RUIN any already crippled ALEX MURPHY111

  • http://kennyw125@myspace.com Kenneth

    My name is Kenneth Wagner, my family is from Detroit and I live in Orlando, Florida Disney evil corporate RAT HAHA, u cant do a re-boot of robocop, and set it in the future u just simply cant if u want to honor alex murphy properly u have to go back to before he was robocop and when he was just a man, and if you were to “re do” the “original” u have to make it “old school” like as if its was being filmed in the 80s no CGI that is blasphemy and a mockery to the hard working ppl of Detroit Michigan the Motor City, Darren dont know Arofonsky is NOT the man for the job he is STUPID if he is going to set this in the duh duh future in LA fuck LA Hollywood has screwed up more movies u have to set this in Detroit or any rust belt area, FRANK MILLER’s ROBOCOP is a GEM in my EYES FUCK LA DETROIT all the way ask the people of Detroit how they feel about hollywood they would say screw hollywood come here to see how REAL WORK is done and btw whatever happened to ORION pictures i would invest all my money to make this in the Paul Verhoven style ultraviolent bloody disgusting Darren will RUIN any already crippled ALEX MURPHY111