MGM can add another causality to their list of delayed if not canceled films. The Hobbit still hasn’t been green lit, James Bond has been put on hold indefinitely, and Joss Whedon said that if Bond is getting that kind of treatment he has no idea when his flick Cabin in the Woods will hit theaters. Now according to a report from Moviehole, the developing Robocop remake in no more. The film that Darren Aronofsky was attached to direct is now, dead.
The Moviehole folks were able to get in an inquiry about Robocop and whether or not Aronofsky was still involved with the project from a source at the studio. According to them, the remake is…
“Gone. Kaput. Canceled. It was one of the first casualties”, my Metro-Goldwyn Buddy said. “[Darren] has lost interest anyway, I believe. Think we’re all just going to have to be happy with the three RoboCop movies that are out there”.
First of all, all three? No, the first one was awesome, the second one had that annoying kid in it who looked like a young Nick Stahl (was that Nick Stahl?) and the third one I couldn’t finish. At this point, no one should be surprise that this is the way Robocop has gone down.
We hadn’t heard anything about the project in months and MGM has become one big studio cancer. It’s turning on itself and slowly killing off all of its properties one by one.
What do you think of MGM’s decision to pan Robocop? Were you looking forward to the film?