The Robocop remake of a few years ago wasn’t very popular [I rather enjoyed it though it obviously wasn’t a patch on the original] but it seems that we could be getting a new Robocop film soon. Den of Geek picked up a little snippet of an interview with co-creator Ed Neumeier at Zeitgeist Magazine, where Neumeier dropped this little bombshell;
“It’s nice that people are still interested in RoboCop and they have me working on a new one at MGM right now so maybe we’ll get another one out of it. We’re not supposed to say too much. There’s been a bunch of other RoboCop movies and there was recently a remake and I would say this would be kind of going back to the old RoboCop we all love and starting there and going forward. So it’s a continuation really of the first movie. In my mind. So it’s a little bit more of the old school thing. At this moment it’s kinda just there at the studio, so perhaps nothing will come of this, but maybe it will”.
So it’s not much to go on, and may not even happen, but one can hope. Two questions immediately present themselves though. Firstly, will it be an ‘R’ rated film [it needs to be in my opinion]? And secondly, if this is going to be a continuation of the first one, does this mean it will ignore Robocop 2 [a sequel which I enjoy almost as much as the original], much like the next Terminator [which will ignore the third, fourth and sixth films] and Halloween [which will ignore all the sequels] instalments are doing? It sure is getting complicated.