Comic Con Rumour Control: Aronosky on Robocop, Ratner on God of War, Proyas off Silver Surfer

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.

  • I have never seen a Darren Aronofsky film, but getting David Self on board is amazing news. I loved Thirteen Days and loved Road to Perdition even more. And I love RoboCop. I don’t think these guys will make a bad movie, and if they make a good RoboCop sequel, everybody wins.

    I mean a sequel is completely allowed. It’s the remakes that seem stupid. I wonder if it will be called RoboCop 4, or maybe they’ll go with the new Stallone trend and call it Alex Murphy.

  • The sequel thing is much more acceptable. I’m glad I don’t have to see the origin story all over again (which is so pointless [seven words: guy gets injured and turned into cyborg]). It has a lot of places it could go…it could be great with a guy like Aronofsky on board. It’ll be cool to see Robocop dealt with now that we know the future will have internet.

  • Matt

    Brett Ratner is not as horrible as everyone makes him out to be. Sure, he hasn’t made a movie that hasn’t sucked in over six years, and sure, he has ruined both the Rush Hour and and X-Men franchises… Where was i going with this again? oh yeah. He has shown a lot of skill behind the camera with Red Dragon. (I liked it) At least that’s something to go off on.

  • cronenfly

    I must say i am very relieved to hear that this is a sequel with Aronofsky on board. I love everything the man has done yet! As for David Self,I have only seen Road to Perdition, but i liked what i saw. I think the writing should be great. Will they retain the black as oil humor, the (as relevant now as it was then)corporate satire, and the relentless violence? I certainly hope so…

  • theman

    I’m shocked he’s doing this. This will be interesting if he can get if off the ground. I guess after the fountain he’s looking for hits. Kind of like Spike Lee…