The more news we hear about the planned return to the Robocop universe, the more our movie-watching hearts are torn between worry and excitement.
When we first heard about the planned revamp, we thought that someone was trying to make a new sequel to the film, and shivered a little at the idea of something along the lines of Robocop 2 or - gulp - 3. But when we heard it would be a complete reboot? We were confused – why remake something that worked so well the first time? And then they hired Darren Aronofsky direct, and we were intrigued…
Producers Brad Fischer and Michael Medavoy (who worked on all three original Robo-releases) are convinced they can find a way to make the concept work again, this time re-setting the story a la Batman Begins. “"None of the earlier films are going to be canonical, as a matter of fact," Fischer blabbed to MTV. "I wouldn't say it's a direct sequel."
And if you were worried that the new film would go the PG-13, route, don’t panic just yet. Medavoy told the site that the film would be R-Rated. We’ll buy that for a dollar.