Normally I’d be vehemently opposed to a RoboCop remake, but with Darren Aronofsky at the helm, I’m actually excited. He’s a great, unique filmmaker, and The Wrestler is going to elevate him to A-List status. Courtesy of Empire, Aronosky speaks about his RoboCop film, saying that it’s not a sequel:
“It’s a real reinvention,” he told us, responding to those rumours that the movie would somehow follow on or be a direct sequel to Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 original. “Me and David Self are working on the screenplay. He’s a great, great writer and we’re trying to do something new and fresh. We’ll see what happens when the screenplay comes.”
He wouldn’t be drawn, though, on which elements would be carried over from the cyberpunk classic, or if room would be made for the original Murphy – Peter Weller – to make a cameo.
“There’ll be…” he started to say, before Prime Directive 4 (“classified”) kicked in and moved him onto safer, vaguer ground. “I’m a big fan of the original. It still holds up as an amazing film, and I think it’s more just looking at that same type of material in the 21st century and seeing where it leads us.”
Definitely pumped for an Aronofksy RoboCop movie. Let’s just hope he doesn’t curb the violence to secure a PG-13 rating.