We haven’t had an update on Darren Aronofsky’s Robocop reboot for months now and it’s been exactly one year since the first poster was revealed. So what’s going on? Well io9 got a little curious after an announcement of a new Robocop comics title this week and decided to call MGM for an update.
An MGM spokesman told us the project is still on track — though not for a 2010 release, as reports initially suggested. The rep said that the studio had told distributors at an event a couple weeks ago to expect the movie in 2011. He said director Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler, The Fountain) and screenwriter David Self (Road to Perdition) were still working on the script, and that no casting had been completed.
So it’s not dead, it’s just been moving at snail pace for the past year. Reboots are happening all over the place now, with Star Trek and Terminator being the most recent and more on the way (Predator, Aliens) so I don’t see why Robocop can’t get in on the action too, especially with a cool creative team such as Darren Aronofsky and David Self.