When you think RoboCop you usually think of four things : Metal, Miguel, Verhoeven, and Neumeier. And whilst one of those elements will undoubtedly return for the recently announced Darren Aronofsky-led remake, itâ€™s safe to say original director Paul Verhoeven and writer Ed Neumeier wonâ€™t be.
Moviehole had the chance to talk to Neumeier, who also co-produced the original movie and served as a consultant on the TV spin-off series, about how heâ€™s coping letting go of his beloved metal boy.
The screenwriter says he and Paul Verhoeven arenâ€™t involved with MGMâ€™s remake of the 1987 classic, though â€œproducer Jon Davison was nominally consulted by the new producersâ€.
Neumeier, also the penner of another sci-fi classic, â€œStarship Troopersâ€, is hopeful the filmâ€™s helmer can come up with a decent-enough reboot and not screw up the franchise.
â€˜â€™Obviously, I hope they do a good job and don’t make a mess of it like they managed to with RoboCop 2 and 3. Darren Aronofsky, the director of record last time I checked, is a talented guy and I presume he’ll do something interestingâ€, he said, adding â€œThe biggest problem the new movie may face is MGM’s shaky financial healthâ€.
The David Self-penned â€œRoboCopâ€, produced by Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, Brad Fischer and David Thwaites, was originally earmarked for a 2010 release. With no sign of a start date in the near future though, seems its been pushed back a tad.
Meantime, Neumeier has rejoined forces with Paul Verhoeven for a new film. “Verhoeven and I are hard at work on our epic about Los Angeles, the LAPD, marriage, divorce and bank robbery called Black & White and Red All Over.”
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Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
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Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
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Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
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Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
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