After clashing with MGM over the use of gimmicky 3D technology in the remake of Paul Verhoeven’s classic 1987 action/comedy “Robocop,” it would appear that Darren Aronofsky’s ambitious production has taken a severe turn for the worse. According to Moviehole, Phoenix Pictures is reporting that the arguments between the talented filmmaker and the troubled studio have essentially cast the project into development hell. This should really come as no surprise to those who have been following the film, as the production has had a few problems since its inception. However, I think Aronofsky is a gifted director, and I’d love to see him do something truly unique with the franchise. 3D, in my opinion, is definitely not the direction MGM should be heading. Give us something darker, something with a bit of an edge. In other words, let Aronofsky do his thing.
For those who are taking this news badly, maybe this video will cheer you up.