Arnofsky to Direct Robocop Sequel

Robocop’s Doggie

Originally uploaded by Andy Tanguay

Wow, this is quite possibly the strangest movie news I’ve ever read. I was sure that after utterly bewildering me with the first twenty minutes of The Fountain, Arnofsky would return to the life-affirming energy of Requiem for a Dream. Now I’m not so sure.

[MGM] has signed Darren Aronofsky to direct and David Self to write a new installment for its ROBOCOP franchise. Aronofsky, the director of “The Fountain,” and Self, the writer of “Road to Perdition,” make a formidable creative team, fast tracking the ROBOCOP motion picture and spotlighting it as one of the most anticipated new films for 2010.

The announcement was made today by Mary Parent, Chairman, Worldwide Motion Picture Group, MGM.

In making the announcement Parent said: “Darren is undeniably one of the most talented, original and visceral film makers, and David is one of the greatest writers in Hollywood. All of us at MGM couldn’t be more excited.”


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