Despite recent rumors to the contrary, it would appear that The Wrestler director Darren Aronofsky is still attached to the remake of Paul Verhoeven’s violent 80’s classic RoboCop – this is according to the writer of the film David Self (The Wolfman).

Shock Till You Drop caught up with Self at The Wolfman premiere and asked him about progress on the sci-fi remake. Self said:

“I’m still involved with it and Darren Aronofsky’s still involved with it. He’s making another movie right now, 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.”

The writer also said that the film won’t be a sequel to Paul Verhoeven’s film or its sequels:

“Its definitely not a sequel. It’s an origin story, it’s an origin to the original Robocop. So, it’s basically a ‘reboot’.”

Ah, a reboot, Don’t you just love hearing/reading those words!

Studio MGM is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy and all of the films that they had in production have been put on hold – including the next James Bond adventure.

A recent story also stated that one of the reasons for the delay in making Robocop (aside from MGM’s financial woes) is that MGM head Mary Parent wants the film to be in 3D and Aronofsky does not.

I presume that the film will move into production once MGM (or its new owner) is ready to put films back into production, but will Aronofsky still be attached?

He’s currently working on the Natalie Portman/ Mila Kunis thriller Black Swan and if he feels the situation is deadlocked or futile he might jump ship for another project that involves less red tape.

More on RoboCop when we get it.

Source: Shock Till You Drop