Get ready for a hopeful reboot of the classic hit RoboCop from Elysium, District 9, and Chappie director Neill Blomkamp!
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CelebNMovies247.com has the latest news from Neill Blomkamp who has signed on to direct the new Robocop movie from the 80s.
According to reports, director Neill Blomkamp will helm a new RoboCop movie, titled RoboCop Returns. The film is said to be both a reboot and a sequel to the original franchise.
The good news about this porject is that original RoboCop writers Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner are producing and executive producing. In addition, Justin Rhodes, who wrote the upcoming Terminator film, will re-write an older script from Neumeier and Miner.
If you recall, Neumeier actually teased the new film back in January.
There’s been a bunch of other RoboCop movies and there was recently a remake and I would say this would be kind of going back to the old RoboCop we all love and starting there and going forward. So it’s a continuation really of the first movie. In my mind. So it’s a little bit more of the old school thing.
Here is what is being said about the new Robocop movie:
It’s easy to call this a reboot, the new RoboCop is also going to serve as a sequel to Paul Verhoeven‘s original RoboCop. This is a similar approach to the upcoming Halloween film, which is both a reboot and a direct sequel.
In RoboCop Returns, “anarchy reigns and the fate of Detroit hangs in the balance as RoboCop makes his triumphant return to fight crime and corruption.”
Blomkamp had this to say about the original Robocop that starred (Peter Weller) who played Detroit cop Alex Murphy was brutally gunned down in the line of duty.
The original definitely had a massive effect on me as a kid. I loved it then and it remains a classic in the end of 20th Century sci-fi catalog, with real meaning under the surface. Hopefully, that is something we can get closer to in making of a sequel. That is my goal here. What I connected to as a kid has evolved over time. At first, the consumerism, materialism and Reaganomics, that ’80s theme of America on steroids, came through most strongly. But As I’ve gotten older, the part that really resonated with me is identity and the search for identity. As long as the human component is there, a good story can work in any time period, it’s not locked into a specific place in history. What’s so cool about RoboCop is that like good Westerns, sci-fi films, and dramas, the human connection is really important to a story well told. What draws me now is someone searching for their lost identity, taken away at the hands of people who are benefiting from it, and seeing his memory jogged by events.
We will see if Blomkamp can be successful at bringing the charm and fun that Verhoeven two original films brought to the big screen. Remakes don’t mean better, take for instance the 2014 RoboCop remake from director José Padilha. That film was a straight up cluster f**k of nonsense. The movie was completely misunderstood. It had potential, but it got lost on the way.
What we found interesting is that Neill still has his Alien project still listed on IMDB starring Sigourney Weaver and Michael Biehn