Last month we heard rumblings that Darren Aronofsky’s Robocop reboot was on hold because he and MGM were having a disagreement as to whether to shoot the film in 3D or not. There is also the issue of MGM having to sorting out their finances, and possibly being bought by another studio. Either way it doesn’t look as though there will be much movement on Robocop until those problems are resolves, however writer David Self recently spoke to STYD and said that Aronofsky is still onboard.
“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 that happens soon and we can get back to it 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’.”
It’s unlikely Robocop will be released next year, unless they can work things out and start filming by the end of the year. Still, it’s good to know Darren Aronofsky is still directing. He’s been working on it for years, so it would be a shame for his efforts to go to waste.