Darren Aronofsky is Eyeing the RoboCop Remake?!
by Alex Billington
July 9, 2008
So get this -- we've mentioned the RoboCop remake that's in the works a few times previously, including showing you an official teaser poster that MGM whipped up. But I would have never guessed that brilliant filmmaker Darren Aronofsky might be involved in it. In recent updates on Hollywood Reporter regarding MGM's future plans (including remaking Red Dawn), this line regarding the RoboCop remake stood out: "which director Darren Aronofsky among others has recently been in to discuss." This could mean nothing, it could mean something, but let's not get too excited about Aronofsky directing the RoboCop remake just yet. I really don't think Aronofsky will direct, considering he already has a very full line-up for years and also because this just doesn't feel like something that MGM could coax him into doing.
So I won't actually get excited about Aronofsky taking us to futuristic Detroit until I see an official confirmation that it's true, but this has definitely perked up my ears. Aronofsky directing RoboCop?! I don't know if I'd call it a dream come true, but I would definitely say it's probably the most intriguing combination I've seen in a while. I'm really just so shocked that I don't exactly know how to respond yet. I'm usually trained to jump on anything Aronofsky, but this time I'm torn between siding with MGM's lack of intelligence or the amazing filmmaking of Aronofsky. To put it simply, seeing his version of RoboCop could be phenomenal - but it still sounds like a pipe dream to me. Do you think a RoboCop remake directed by Darren Aronofsky would be amazing or not?