Back in February writer David Self said that he and director Darren Aronofsky were still on-board the Robocop reboot despite MGM’s financial troubles. However we are now nearly 6 months on and while The Hobbit and Bond 23 are holding out until things can be resolved, Robocop won’t be.
The Financial Times are reporting that Aronofsky has officially left the project, and Moviehole caught up with one of their sources at Comic-Con who said the movie is “Gone. Kaput. Canceled” and Aronofsky “lost interest”, which is understandable.
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 start working on another Robocop project (they will still be wanting to put the rights into use) but this incarnation that has been in development for the last few years appears to be dead.