New Robocop to be helmed by Darren Aronofsky

July 27th, 2008 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, July 27 (ANI): The Robocop franchise will hit the streets again and this time it will be helmed by Darren Aronofsky.

MGM made the announcement that the new installment will be out in 2010.

David Self is penning the remake about the hero whose tagline is “part man, part machine and all cop.”

MGM is keeping the logline under wraps, but insiders say it will take the sci-fi vigilante classic in more of a noir direction.

Phoenix Pictures” Mike Medavoy is producing the new “RoboCop” alongside Arnold Messer, Brad Fischer and David Thwaites.

Original films centered on a fatally wounded cop who returns to the police force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.

After 1987′’s “RoboCop” and its two sequels hit the big screen, they have become solid earners for MGM’’s film library, with 4.1 million DVDs sold. Franchise is particularly popular in Japan, Germany and the U.K.

“After making the first RoboCop at Orion more than 20 years ago, I”m thrilled to be helping to return this character to the screen with our partners at MGM and through the eyes of Darren Aronofsky and David Self, the Hollyscoop quoted Medavoy, as saying. (ANI)

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