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New RoboCop movie reported to be direct sequel to original

January 23rd, 2018 by Dave Bowling Comments

RoboCop. It’s an interesting study in the law of diminishing returns.

The 1987 original was part ultra-violent actioner, part dark satire on the logical conclusion of the 80s fetish for privatisation and consumerism. It’s still regarded as a classic of the action genre to this day. The two Frank Miller-penned sequels, not so much. Throw in a fairly terrible TV series, TV movie series and of course the 2014 reboot abomination, and we see that as time goes on, RoboCop just gets worse.

Which makes the news that original writer Edward Neumeier is working on a new RoboCop project for MGM somewhat interesting. When pressed for information at the Barbados Independent Film Festival recently, Neumeier was evasive on firm details but was clear that the project will not be another reboot:

Well, here’s what I’ll say. We’re not supposed to say too much. There’s been a bunch of other RoboCop movies and there was recently a remake and I would say this would be kind of going back to the old RoboCop we all love and starting there and going forward. So it’s a continuation really of the first movie. In my mind. So it’s a little bit more of the old school thing.

Hopefully the new movie will ignore everything apart from the original, but we’ll see what happens. No further info has been put out by MGM just yet, but we’ll let you know more details as soon as we do.

Source: Movieweb

Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...