The old hits just keep coming back. The "Terminator" franchise reboot is well underway, so it’s no surprise really that MGM is moving forward with another 1980s-era brand of mechanical mayhem with "Robocop" redux. The most intriguing aspect is the presence of Darren Aronofsky, one of the more distinctive filmmakers of his generation.
That’s the word from Daily Variety’s Tatiana Siegel:
Darren Aronofsky has signed on to direct and David Self is penning a new installment about the hero whose tagline is "part man, part machine and all cop."
"RoboCop," which is being fast-tracked for a 2010 release, becomes the first potential tentpole to come together since Mary Parent took the reins of MGM in March. Aronofsky’s involvement has been one of the worst kept secrets, with rumors rampant in the blogosphere that "The Fountain" helmer was eyeing the project.
MGM is keeping the logline under wraps, but insiders say it will take the sci-fi vigilante classic in more of a noir direction.
You can find the rest of the Variety story here.
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