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).
"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.
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