It had been announced a number of months ago that District 9 director Neill Blomkamp had been tapped to direct a much awaited new RoboCop sequel.
Since then, there’s been no new updates to bring you. Until now that is. Just recently, scrrenwriter Ed Neumeier, has provided some juicy details on the film, which will serve as a direct sequel to the 1987 classic film that starred Peter Weller in the iconic role of Alex Murphy/Robocop.
“Neill Blomkamp and his screenwriter Justin Rhodes have done a pass on the script we were writing on and they’re doing another one. It is a slightly different concept in some ways than we were originally doing. I don’t want to talk too much about it…but we’re hopeful and I think Neill really really wants to make a good RoboCop movie. His idea is that it should be the proper Verhoeven, if Verhoeven had directed a movie right after RoboCop. I think that’s what he is trying to achieve and I hope he does. We’ll see what happens next.”
And, to add to the excitement, Neumeier added that the creative team on board is dead set on bringing Weller back to reprise the role in the new film.
“As you know from the press that Neill Blomkamp wants to bring back Peter Weller back and what you get when you do that if you use the DNA of the old property in the new is that you get something that shares continuity and fans can embrace the brand,” he says.
So far, it all sounds more than hopeful for RoboCop Returns. Like many of you, I’ll look forward to seeing how it all pans out for the film.
via: HN Entertainment