Jul 25 2008Holy Crap, Aronofsky is Directing 'RoboCop'

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Any of the (few) times a nearly-anonymous girl has asked me if I want to go back to her place, I've had basically the same internal reaction every time: "Wait, really? I mean, I guess it makes some sense, but wow, I didn't think it was actually going to happen. Man, this is great. Who would have thought?" I bring this up because that's approximately the same conversation that when through my head when I heard the news today that Darren Aronofsky is doing a Robocop movie. From Variety:

Darren Aronofsky has signed on to direct and David Self is penning a new installment about the hero whose tagline is "part man, part machine and all cop."

"RoboCop," which is being fast-tracked for a 2010 release, becomes the first potential tentpole to come together since Mary Parent took the reins of MGM in March. Aronofsky's involvement has been one of the worst kept secrets, with rumors rampant in the blogosphere that "The Fountain" helmer was eyeing the project.

"Now don't screw this up, me!" (Me being Darren Aronofsky, in this case.)

(Wayne sent this in. So thanks, Wayne.)

Reader Comments

Is that the same RoboCop we saw those other movies of?

Yet another remake??

I think its just too early to have a remake of this

This and Rocky Horror talked about in the space of 24 hours, the movie industry officially SUCKS.

I cannot wait for the scene where RoboCop does ass-to-ass with a dildo on stage to support his heroin habit.

I love the original as much as the rest of you slags...

but I think Aronofsky could actually do the job, he's shown he can screwdriver people in the head (Pi) and that he can make fridges attack people (Requiem) so as I see it, A+B=C.

fuck yeah.

It should be noted that this will be a sequel, and not a remake of the original.

That's it. The last thing I ever liked about the 1980s will be corrupted and turned into shite. I want to throw myself into a vat of toxic waste and stagger in front of a car.

I don't think there's a chance in hell this could be worse than Robocop 3. So it's all good...

But I liked Robocop 3?

You know, sequel, remake, whatever the original series wasn't taken so serious as to be untouchable.

I'm waiting for a re-do of Robot Jox.

Whats next a fucking Back to the Future Remake?! just cockslap me silly...

"Whats next a fucking Back to the Future Remake?! just cockslap me silly..."

Ratner will find a way, don't worry.

as for Robocop, if this is a sequel or a standalone, great. someone in Hollywood finally has enough sense to hire someone with creativity to do it.

I don't care if Aronofsky is directing it--the movie stands up fine even today. There's no reason whatsoever to remake it.

The fact the Aronofsky took the project shows that he has no better ideas in his head. Must be that post-Fountain depression.

I'm freaking out over this news. Read my blog about it here!

http://iamrad.tumblr.com/

I wonder if he will don a Jetpack again?

The original was only made in 1987! Its barely begun collecting dust and hollywood wants to do a remake already? They do remember that the following films in the series completely bombed don't they?
It appears hollywood is doing remakes now just because they can. Is it asking too much for an original well formulated screenplay or is that too much work when you can simply scribble over someone else's idea?

Goddamn, can Hollywood do anything besides remakes??? Someone please drop a bomb on that place.

Besides which, RoboCop is one of those movies that just doesn't need to be remade. Leave the classic as it is within ruining its memory.

who the FUCK said it was a remake? what about "new installment" do you not comprehend? read the goddamn quote. and nobody pissed themselves that they shouldn't "remake" indiana jones. fuck...idiots.

hey, everybody...
they're "remaking" terminator. those stupid assholes!!!!!! they don't need to remake that!!!!!!!!! holy gawd!!!!!!!!

Felipe Edoardo is a dumbfuck
JERAMEY is a dumbfuck
Conrado is a dumbfuck
Robocop's Raped Corpse is a dumbfuck
Squishy is a really big dumbfuck
K-Dawg is a huge dumbfuck

Besides which, RoboCop is one of those movies that just doesn't need to be remade. Leave the classic as it is within ruining its memory.

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