I’m about to kick my computer’s ass right now for the spellcheck drawing a red line underneath both “Aronofsky” and “Robocop”, but that’s beside the point. Point is, the proposed Darren Aronofsky-directed Robocop (the last rumor about which was that it was on hold because Aronofsky wouldn’t agree to make it in 3D) is still on. That’s according to screenwriter David Self. (Though writers, it should be noted, are generally the last to know).
“I’m still involved with it and Darren Aronofsky’s still involved with it,” says Self. “He’s making another movie right now (Black Swan), but we’re waiting for MGM, to sort things out since they’re a large corporation and it’s a situation where we have to be practical. We’re waiting to continue with them, we hope that it happens soon.”
When asked if they were approaching the new Robocop as an unofficial sequel or a remake, Self explained, “It’s definitely not a sequel. It’s an origin story, it’s an origin to the original Robocop. So, it’s basically a ‘reboot’.” [ShockTillYouDrop]
Stupid origin stories. With Aronofsky onboard, I was hoping to see an aging, down-on-his-luck Robocop forced to work a grocery deli like my favorite scene in The Wrestler. Or maybe Robocop at a Taco Bell, where they give him one of those guns that squirt sour cream. I always wanted one of those. Bang bang, you’re fat.
(“And stay away from my Japanese Sexbot!”)