It’s been a while since we’ve heard about Darren Aronofsky’s reboot of the sci-fi film, RoboCop. Last year it seemed like it would move to the top of his “to direct” list after the success of The Wrestler, but instead Black Swan swooped in and took precedence. This left anxious fans wondering if the film was still going to happen, but according to its screenwriter, RoboCop is still a go, and so is Aronofsky.
There’s been a major push and pull between Aronofsky and the studio MGM regarding the vision for the rebooted film. Rumor has it that MGM wants it to be in 3D (like ever other movie), but he doesn’t. He also wants it to be rated R, but they don’t. These types of issues could hold up any production, which is why we’re all worried about its future. Over at ShockTillYouDrop, they spoke with screenwriter David Self, who recently scripted this weekend’s The Wolfman, and asked him about the status of RoboCop.
“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.”
Damn it, MGM! They have to hold up everything. Their money situation is really beginning to put a damper on some good films. There are a lot of people dying to see what Aronofsky can do with this property, but he can’t move forward until they give him the go ahead.
Are you still interested in seeing a RoboCop reboot or should they scrap the idea?