Darren Aronofsky is Still Attached to Robocop?

Last we heard, director Darren Aronofsky had left MGM’s planned reboot of their “Robocop” franchise over the differences involved with 3D — MGM wanted to cash in on the gimmick, but Aronofsky, being of sound mind and un-sheep-like, said, “Screw that” (or something to that effect) and walked. But did he? Not so, according to “Robocop” reboot writer David Self, who told STYD a different story at the red carpet of “The Wolfman” premiere. In short, as far as he knows, everything’s going as planned.

“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.”

I would like to believe that Self is wrong, or just misinformed, and that Aronofsky has indeed walked because of the studio’s insistence that he tailor his movie to the 3D form. I would like to believe that, but Self would know more than some kids on the Internet, so… Then again, since when has the writer been told anything about a movie? The writers are always the last to know in Hollywood.

I would love to see a “Robocop” reboot from someone like Aronofsky (anyone else at the helm, and this thing is a hack job), but man, I would also like to see this 3D crap die out already. Really, it’s goddamn annoying having to go to the movie theater and be forced to wear extremely uncomfortable plastic glasses for two hours.

If I see you wearing 3D glasses again, you're dead meat, got it, scumbag?



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  • Joseph Lucas, III

    I want RoboCop to fight other Robots in the movie with advanced guns. He should have a a girlfriend that is also a Robot like him.

    • JKThink

      Girlfriend robot?? that’s the dumbest thing i’ve heard in a long while- how old are ya? tweleve? lol

      3D can be used quite well- as long as just for depth and not gimmick.
      Cinemas usually have 2D version playing also- so no one is forced to wear anything????

      I hope this will remain violent and bloody like the original and not watered down and made a safe 15 cert!! that would suck.

      In the end though it is just a Judge Dredd rip off really isn’t it- (character- not the movie!) – (which in turn is a Dirty Harry rip off. :) – “Your move creep!!” lol – surprised he didn’t just say DROKK! and be done-

      • JKThink

        then again – with crap spelling like my “Tweleve” lol I think i may be twelve :)

  • Joseph Lucas, III

    I want RoboCop to fight other Robots in the movie with advanced guns. He should have a a girlfriend that is also a Robot like him.

    • JKThink

      Girlfriend robot?? that’s the dumbest thing i’ve heard in a long while- how old are ya? tweleve? lol

      3D can be used quite well- as long as just for depth and not gimmick.
      Cinemas usually have 2D version playing also- so no one is forced to wear anything????

      I hope this will remain violent and bloody like the original and not watered down and made a safe 15 cert!! that would suck.

      In the end though it is just a Judge Dredd rip off really isn’t it- (character- not the movie!) – (which in turn is a Dirty Harry rip off. :) – “Your move creep!!” lol – surprised he didn’t just say DROKK! and be done-

      • JKThink

        then again – with crap spelling like my “Tweleve” lol I think i may be twelve :)

  • J Vivas

    Thats the the stupidest suggestion i have ever heard….go back to your closet….

  • J Vivas

    Thats the the stupidest suggestion i have ever heard….go back to your closet….

  • Geo

    If it’s as fantastic as the Terminator “reboot”…no thanks.

    • jkthink

      Terminator Salvation is the best one yet.
      Better acting and effects- no cheesey arnie crap or annoying Furlong!!

  • Geo

    If it’s as fantastic as the Terminator “reboot”…no thanks.

    • jkthink

      Terminator Salvation is the best one yet.
      Better acting and effects- no cheesey arnie crap or annoying Furlong!!

  • Youaredumb

    Salvation was horrible. It was worse than 3, and that is pretty hard to pull off.

  • Youaredumb

    Salvation was horrible. It was worse than 3, and that is pretty hard to pull off.

  • http://twitter.com/e_Gotto Eric Taylor

    totally agree. terminator 2 is the best and stands alone in the hall of cyborg flicks, well, that and robocop of course. I saw Requiem For a Dream, but i'm not too familiar with Aronofsky. Maybe it isn't meant to happen yet, but then again 20 years seems to be the milestone for remakes lol.

  • http://twitter.com/e_Gotto Eric Taylor

    totally agree. terminator 2 is the best and stands alone in the hall of cyborg flicks, well, that and robocop of course. I saw Requiem For a Dream, but i'm not too familiar with Aronofsky. Maybe it isn't meant to happen yet, but then again 20 years seems to be the milestone for remakes lol.