"Right when Trump was about to be elected president [MGM president Jon Glickman] called me and said, 'Did you actually predict in your sequel script that a reality star would run for president and win?' We had", Neumeier told Deadline in breaking the news.
It was announced today that District 9 director Neill Blomkamp is tackling Robocop Returns and now, the director has confirmed that it will be an R-rated affair. RoboCopReturns will be a direct sequel to the first RoboCop-not the 2014 reboot.
The news comes courtesy of Deadline, who confirms that the writers behind the original film, Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner, will be serving as producer and executive producer, and the script that the two worked on for a RoboCop sequel a few years ago will be re-written by Justin Rhodes - who happens to have written the upcoming new Terminator film.
The film will once again be set in Detroit. The plot has been briefly described this way: "Anarchy reigns and the fate of Detroit hangs in the balance as RoboCop makes his triumphant return to fight crime and corruption".
Neither Deadline nor MGM have specified if this will be a continuation of the 2014 Robocop film starring Joe Kinnaman in the title role.
Blomkamp, who also directed Elysium, has more recently been building up his Oat Studios, an independent film studio churning out unique sci-fi concepts, like the "God: Serengeti" short film with frequent collaborator Sharlto Copley.
"What I connected to as a kid has evolved over time", he said.
According to Blomkamp, the themes from the original movie that are now resonating with him mostly involve "identity, and the search for identity". "What's so cool about 'RoboCop" is that like good westerns, sci-fi films and dramas, the human connection is really important to a story well told. That is most captivating. Then, the writers strike came along in 1988 and we were force majeured off the project. The film was a domestic flop and received more tepid reviews than its original, but found success in China and earned $240 million against a $101 million budget. "I went off and did Startship Troopers with Paul".
In Blomkamp's words, "He (Rhodes) has added elements that are pretty awesome, to a sequel that was set in the world of Verhoeven". The director says that he agreed to do the new project because he loved the first movie so much when he was a kid.
In a Twitter exchange, a fan tweeted at Neill Blomkamp to make sure that the RoboCop Returns movie will have an R-rating along with some satire and exploding Squibs.
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Brits set for NATIONWIDE protests ahead of London trip
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Out of 13 Rescued from Flooded Cave in Thailand
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Lawyer: Stormy Daniels arrested at OH strip club
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Rob Liefeld's PROPHET Optioned for Live-Action Film
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