Darren Aronofsky to Direct Robocop 3D Remake?

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Good morning folks, it’s time for your wacky rumour of the day. We’ve had confirmation for a while now that MGM is indeed doing a remake of Robocop… in 3D no less. I think most people are generally pretty uninterested in the idea since the original Robocop still holds up so well today. But hey, you never know, sometimes with the right people involved, remakes can be wonderful things. Up until now, we haven’t heard much about who might direct such a thing, but this week the studio has name dropped none other than Darren Aronofsky as a potential candidate!

Wow, I am still in shock. Aronofsky has been associated with a few blockbusters in the past (most notably Batman Begins) but up until now his movies have been strictly art house fare (Pi, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain). He’s certainly not someone I would have ever thought to be suitable for this project, but now that his name is out there, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t intrigued. Part of me thinks the studio is just trying to bring the project some credibility by even talking to him, but I guess it’s a smart move on their part. What do you think, does Aronofsky have a kick ass Robocop movie somewhere in him? Would this be enough get you interested in watching the remake?



  • Hugo Van Nor

    Only interested if it sticks to an R-rating and not a PG-13. ughhhhh

  • This is about the only thing that will get fans of the original interested. Remember what you guys have said before– the only thing really making Harry Potter decent is the selection of interesting directors. Same goes here. I could care less about the 3D… but Aronofsky definitely has me interested. Who would people prefer? Uwe Boll? Paul W.S. Anderson?

  • Primal

    Having his name dropped is not enough for me. Are they doing this as some kind of survey popularity poll to see if his name is legit enough for a movie like this?

    I’d like to know if Aronofsky really has something to say. Does he have a personal perspective of social satire that fits into a Robocop film? Is this his time to experiment with action now? The fact that this movie is suppose to be in 3-d makes me think that’ll we’ll be seeing a pretty shallow film no matter who directs. I could be wrong though, are there are deep 3-d films out there?

  • Ryan M.

    “I think most people are generally pretty uninterested in the idea since the original Robocop still holds up so well today.”
    Indeed.

    “Only interested if it sticks to an R-rating and not a PG-13. ughhhhh”
    Agreed.

    “I could be wrong though, are there are deep 3-d films out there?’
    Just wait until James Cameron rocks our domes with Avatar and Battle Angel. I have faith the new 3-D system he helped create will be less gimmicky than ones we’ve seen before.

  • Andrei

    3D is nothing to real thing……. drop it.

  • Locopuff

    Thanks for using my image without my permission! It’s like I wrote the article.