I like Darren Aronofsky.  I think his films are something quite different than what we get from the usual mill of standard movie fare.  So when I heard he is going to be directing the Robocop reboot flick, I’m suddenly excited about the franchise, even if Peter Weller won’t be in it.

“RoboCop,” which is being fast-tracked for a 2010 release, becomes the first potential tentpole to come together since Mary Parent took the reins of MGM in March. Aronofsky’s involvement has been one of the worst kept secrets, with rumors rampant in the blogosphere that “The Fountain” helmer was eyeing the project.

There has been a flurry of franchise reboot films announced over the last couple of months.  Is this a good thing, or a bad thing?  For years H’wood has been diving into the remake bin in hopes of attracting new audiences, and I had hoped with the tidal wave of comic properties being adapted, tinsel town was going to put a stop to the remakes for a while.

via Variety


  1. hermit
    July 25, 2008 at 9:05 am — Reply

    i didn’t care about this, until i heard aronovfsky was involved

  2. Rodrigo
    July 25, 2008 at 10:19 am — Reply

    I figured this would happen sooner or later, I do feel that it’s too soon though, RoboCop still seems relevant to me.

  3. Mark I.
    July 25, 2008 at 10:55 am — Reply

    It’s more of an indirect sequel than a reboot/remake. That’s a good sign. Maybe they can go find Weller’s Robocop in a junkyard.

  4. July 25, 2008 at 10:59 am — Reply

    I’m all for this movie as long as the following line gets worked in … “bitches, leave”.

  5. Rodrigo
    July 25, 2008 at 11:10 am — Reply


  6. Mark I.
    July 25, 2008 at 11:15 am — Reply

    One of the best lines ever, DDOY. Ev-er. Robocop is an underrated source of great movie lines.

  7. Bryan
    July 25, 2008 at 1:28 pm — Reply

    Forget Peter Weller… can they get “Red” Foreman back as the heavy? Dumbass!

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