District 9 Director to Helm new RoboCop Movie

Posted by Montu 12:00 PM (CDT)

Thursday July 12, 2018

MGM has selected District 9 Director Neill Blomkamp to helm a new sequel to RoboCop called RoboCop Returns. This sequel is supposed to pick up the story line from the original and continue from there. Further, Mr. Blomkamp wants to make this movie about the human connection and it will probably have some sort of story relating to how Murphy is struggling with his returning memories. I just hope it doesn't devolve into some sort of garbage diversity movie. However, if the new sequel has gratuitous violence, copious amounts of nudity, and snappy one-liners then I'd buy that for a dollar. Also, this movie needs to be so good it makes MGM delete all copies of the other two crap fests they made after the original.

"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.