RoboCop is returning to the big screen.
MGM has snagged District 9 helmer Neill Blomkamp to direct RoboCop Returns.
Justin Rhodes, who co-wrote the Terminator reboot that Tim Miller is directing, is rewriting a script from original RoboCop writers Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner.
The original movie, released in 1987, starred Peter Weller in the lead role and told of a police officer who, on death’s doorstep, is used as an experiment to create new type of patrolman, one that is half man, half machine - and all cop!
The movie was a success and went on to spawn two disappointing sequels.
MGM already tried to resuscitate the franchise with a remake in 2014. That movie was directed by Jose Padilha and starred Suicide Squad actor Joel Kinnaman, but was not the huge hit that the studio had initially been hoping for when they set out to reboot the classic franchise.
Ed Neumeier will act as a producer on RoboCop Returns
Michael Miner will executive produce.
Source: THR Heat Vision
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