Thursday, July 24, 2008

Robocop Is Back

Keeping with the trend of rebooting franchises (Batman, Terminator, etc), MGM has officially confirmed their plans to restart the Robocop series.

The movie will be a sequel set in present day LA, where 20 years after the termination of the Robocop Program, the city decides to start it back up again. The kind of cool news is that it will be directed by visionary filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, Pi, The Fountain) and written by David Self (Road to Perdition). This actually makes me want to give the movie a chance, so we'll see what this duo can do-o with the work they've got ahead of them. No official title has been given yet (it will technically be the fourth in the series), but the release date is set for 2010.


Boze said...

duo can do-o ?

hmm... questionable play on words at best, ben.

But seriously i Robocop 3 i think and it blew some serious booty hole

Ben Pearson said...

Thanks for calling me out.

I saw the first one, and it was so bad that I didn't want to see the sequels. Apparently it was pretty outstanding for its time, but it definitely doesn't hold up nowadays.