Darren Aronofsky’s Robocop is Headed for the Scrap Heap

So what’s the word on Darren Aronofsky’s “Robocop”? “Gone. Kaput. Canceled.” That’s according to Moviehole, who got the word from an unnamed (but apparently reliable) source while over at Comic Con. The culprit, as always, is the current financial crunch that movie studio MGM is currently going through, so even if a “Robocop” movie gets salvaged sometime in the future, you would have to imagine that MGM have other, more pressing franchises to get back on their feet first, like the James Bond and “Lord of the Rings” movies.

What a strange, strange rollercoaster ride. The fact that Darren Aronofsky, the man behind “The Fountain” and “Pi” was even considering directing a sci-fi bloodbath of an action movie in the first place was already a big WTF moment. Then came MGM’s situation. Talk about a confluence of the weird.

In any case, according to Moviehole’s source, Aronofsky has already “lost interest” in the project altogether. I don’t blame him. I’d lose interest too if I had Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis making out in “Black Swan”.