Darren Aronofsky’s Robocop is Headed for the Scrap Heap

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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”.

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  • stormy rockweather

    Why remake RoboCop, which was an excellent movie in 1987 that in some ways is more painfully relevant today? Why not remake RoboCop 2, which was a terrible movie that missed what made the first movie so incredible, and basically ignored all of the character development of the first film? In fact, why remake ANY movie that was incredible in the first place? Just remake their crap sequels i.e. Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, or just about any classic horror movie or anything attached to Michael Bay productions or Jerry Bruckheimer. Jesus, they already ruined TCM, Transformers, and made no-one respect Pearl Harbor because the American tragedy reminds everyone of that terrible movie

  • Wcrumpler7

    YOUR MOVE CREEP!

  • Cattycat234

    if the prathead lost intrest in the remake why did he effing come up with the idea in the first place. leave it alone it doesnt need a remake.