Bucket Boy is back online!
Deadline is reporting that sci-fi director Neill Blomkamp is set to direct a new RoboCop installment for MGM titled RoboCop Returns! Blomkamp was originally supposed to do a different ret-con sequel for Fox in Alien 3, but when they denied him, MGM swooped in and picked him up for this.
That’s how it works in the big leagues, you see an opening, you go for it! It’s a free society, you know.. the law of the jungle!
The new film will be a direct sequel to the original based on an unused RoboCop 2 screenplay by original writers Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner, with rewrites by Justin Rhodes. Elements of this screenplay can supposedly be found in the pilot for the 1990’s TV series.
Here is a brief plot synopses for RoboCop Returns: Anarchy reigns and the fate of Detroit hangs in the balance as RoboCop makes his triumphant return to fight crime and corruption.
Pity they’re ignoring RoboCop 2 though, it’s a good sequel.
So apparently we’re entering a new trend in Hollywood… take old classics and give them sequels that ignore poor entries that came before. The mind boggles though. Who else will ‘return’ in the new movie? They have to let ED-209 go on another rampage.