Every now and then, crazy internet rumours do come true. This week a couple of the bigger rumours were confirmed at the San Diego Comic Con and one was debunked; we get the scoops courtesy of /Film.
First of all, Darren Aronofsky is indeed going to direct MGM’s Robocop remake, so you can put that in your pipe and smoke it! It will actually be a sequel that takes place 20 years after the events of the first movie. David Self (Road to Perdition) will write the script. I think this is great news all around, and will definitely change a lot of people’s minds about the project.
Secondly, Brett Ratner has been confirmed for a God of War adaptation. And hey, who broke the news first? Advertising Age. But who broke the news second? That’s right, Film Junk, people! Honestly I don’t hate Brett Ratner as much as some other people do, and I’m just kind of curious to see such a bad ass game on the big screen. It probably won’t be very good but what can you do.
Now, lastly we have a rumour that was quashed at Comic Con, and I’m definitely a little bit heart broken. It turns out that Alex Proyas (Dark City, The Crow) will not be directing a Silver Surfer standalone movie. “Unfortunately that is just a rumor. I don’t know where that came from… I do like Silver Surfer, but I’m not going to be doing it.” Well, you can’t win ‘em all.