Half man. Half machine. All Cop.
A new RoboCop sequel is coming, and it will be directed by Neil Blomkamp, who brought us original productions such as District 9, Elysium and Chappie.
Yes, it’s true District 9 director Neill Blomkamp has been enlisted to helm the resurrection of the beloved modern science fiction classic RoboCop. Reports confirm that the writers behind the original film, Ed Neumeier, and Michael Miner, will be serving as producer and executive producer, and the script that the two worked on for a RoboCop sequel a few years ago will be re-written by Justin Rhodes.
The rebirth of the character is exciting news after a failed attempt at franchise building revolving around the character went astray after the first sequel. A RoboCop reboot got released in 2013, but the film that featured Joel Kinnaman in the eponymous role failed to be a commercial success. The hopes with Returns is to revive the franchise and make it worthwhile once again, especially given the current sociopolitical climate.
So what do you think? Is Blomkamp capable of successfully breathing new life into this property once again? Blomkamp was always highly regarded by genre fans until his more recent efforts that were less enthusiastically received.
No further details are currently available. RoboCop Returns does not have a cast or a production start date, nor does it have an official release date yet.