While The Hobbit has managed to escape MGM’s financial woes and enter pre-production the company’s situation claimed Darren Aronofsky’s Robocop reboot, which was confirmed dead in July.
The director has since signed on to direct The Wolverine and will begin filming next April, but in a recent interview Aronofsky revealed he would still be interested in bringing Robocop back onto the big screen in the future.
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“Well, ‘RoboCop’ may still happen one day who knows,” he said optimistically. “It’s MGM and hopefully they’ll clear their stuff up and I’m still interested. David Self wrote a great script, but the company went under so…”
Not a lot was known about the movie story-wise, although David Self said it was “definitely not a sequel. It’s an origin story, it’s an origin to the original Robocop. So, it’s basically a ‘reboot’.” Once MGM are debt-free they may decided to revive the project, but it’ll just be a case of waiting to see if that happens, and whether or not Aronofsky will be involved.