Paul Verhoeven’s Robocop is a cinematic masterpiece and not a single one of the sequels, reboots, or TV series have come close to matching the quality of the original. Recently, there have been reports that Neill Blomkamp has been brought in to direct a sequel for the original franchise that will ignore all of the sequels and pick up as a direct continuation of the original film, starring Peter Weller. A script already exists from original writers Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner, and now we have some news on how it is coming along and whether Blomkamp is planning on bringing back Peter Weller to kick ass and eat baby food.
Here’s what Neumeier had to say in a new interview:
“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.
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.”
I’d buy that for a dollar!