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Sequel to original Robocop in development… again

December 13th, 2019 by Geralt of Australia Comments

It’s been a long long time since (proper) Robocop has graced our screens and I’m loving the fact that they’ve decided to make a sequel to the 1987 original.

Abe Forsythe, writer and director for Little Monsters has been tapped to direct the feature film that has been aptly dubbed Robocop Returns.

What’s even better is the return of original writers Richard Suckle, Ed Neumier and Michael Miner – basically the co-creators of Robocop himself – have all been named as producers.

Now a few years ago, Miner and Neumier wrote a script for a sequel with Justin Rhodes (Terminator: Dark Fate writer) however this never got off the ground under director Neil Blomkamp – who even wanted Peter Weller to return for the gig (here), but the actor refused… and then did this.

This script however will be the one that Forsythe will be working on for this sequel, so really it’s written by Forsythe and Rhodes, even though I doubt Rhodes will get any credit for it.

I’m interested to see what this movie will be like:  the original creators producing this could prove to be something special and we know that Blomkamp has planned to go for a fully r-rated extraviganza like Paul Verhoeven’s orignal.

Keep tuned for more news and stay nerdy folks.

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Geralt of Australia, holder of the One Ring of Sauron, mechanic to the Millennium Falcon and council to the Avengers, has been diagnosed as a nerd since falling through the wardrobe and being crowned king in Narnia. While fighting Boggarts and watching Storm Troopers miss everything, he has made his way back into this world through the portal in 221B Baker Street just to bring you all the news and reviews of the games of this world.