RoboCop Returns (Neill Blomkamp)

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MGM is developing a new installment of RoboCop and has set District 9 director Neill Blomkamp to helm the picture, which is titled RoboCop Returns. The studio hopes to revive a franchise that began with the Paul Verhoeven-directed satirical sci-fi action thriller that Orion released in 1987. Original writers Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner are producing and exec producing, respectively. Justin Rhodes, who co-wrote the Terminator film that Tim Miller is shooting, will rewrite the script that Neumeier and Miner wrote years ago as a planned sequel to Verhoeven’s hit, an installment that never happened. That duo is creatively involved in moving forward their creation for the first time since the original.

Blomkamp jumped at the chance to do a RoboCop that harkens back to and picks up the story line from the original film. His own films have highlighted themes like immigration, exclusion and the haves and have nots, and while RoboCop — made in the Reagan era and focused on corporate greed — a different part of the original story has become most important to him.

“The original definitely had a massive effect on me as a kid,” Blomkamp told Deadline. “I loved it then and it remains a classic in the end of 20th Century sci-fi catalog, with real meaning under the surface. Hopefully that is something we can get closer to in making of a sequel. That is my goal here. What I connected to as a kid has evolved over time. At first, the consumerism, materialism and Reaganomics, that ’80s theme of America on steroids, came through most strongly. But As I’ve gotten older, the part that really resonated with me is identity, and the search for identity. As long as the human component is there, a good story can work in any time period, it’s not locked into a specific place in history. What’s so cool about RoboCop is that like good Westerns, sci-fi films and dramas, the human connection is really important to a story well told. What draws me now is someone searching for their lost identity, taken away at the hands of people who are benefiting from it, and seeing his memory jogged by events. That is most captivating. The other thing I am excited by is the chance to work again with Justin Rhodes. He has added elements that are pretty awesome, to a sequel that was set in the world of Verhoeven. This is a movie I would love to watch.”
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nice, nice

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WHAT !

Well,cant be any worse than the recent RoboCop effort.
I still would've liked to have seen a Blomkamp Alien film.Yeah it would've likely retconned A3,a film I have alot of time for even with it's mistakes,but I was fascinated by the concept illustrations.Maybe if this does well there may yet be a chance.

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I never liked that Ripley/Alien art tbh

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Initially I wasn't a fan of the Ripley/Alien related concepts but they eventually grew on me.The Queen in the artificial Forrest interior illustrations instantly intrigued me though. I've heard there were more concepts produced. If this Robocop film does well I think Blomkamp might filter those images out on Instagram in a similar fashion.
Deep down I still think Blomkamp is desperate to make a ALIEN film.

Granted,it would've been alot easier had Chappie been a decent film ,which it unfortunately wasn't.

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RoboCop is a much better fit for Blomkamp than Alien.

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