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?
Reader Feedback - 15 Comments
um...who the hell is Darren Aronofsky.
Garrett.king on Jul 9, 2008
He did pi, Requiem for a dream, and the Fountain.
asymmetry on Jul 9, 2008
Excuse me for saying this but I can't imagine Darren Aronofsky being involved in something like RoboCop. He is probably the director I respect the most and whose work I love the most, The Fountain being my favorite movie of all times... In my opinion he is a genius and RoboCop is not really too much the stroke of a genius. Well, I'll just wait and see. 🙂
c-r-u-x on Jul 9, 2008
For an action sc-fi film such as Robocop...his credentials aren't impressive for such a film. I saw The Fountain, which was okay, in which the visuals were far superior compared to the story. In these regards, I suggest MGM go find another director...like Ridley or Tony Scott?
Matt Suhu on Jul 9, 2008
ok. now that I know what he's been involved in, I don't like any of his films..but then again I don't like RoboCop either..so, why am I posting here?..
Garrett.king on Jul 9, 2008
why does everyone rip robocop, darren could have unlimited mileage with it if you ask me. robocop is a bit dated if you ask me as far as adapting it for a 2010-2012 release date. but its a pretty deep story that wasnt really touched on in the original. arnov is mr deep
Jont on Jul 9, 2008
I might be among the minority but I see potential in a RoboCop remake... but yeah maybe with either of the Scott bros. I'm still trying to erase from my mind the picture of that awful teaser poster.. eek.
Alfredo on Jul 9, 2008
The thing that people forget about the original RoboCop is that it was absolutely brutal. It gets lost in the campy, 80's gloss that kind of leaks out of the screen when you watch it. Furthermore, the sequels worked pretty hard to exploit and debase the things that made the first movie at all 'serious'. But, essentially, the original was a real nasty, extremely dark and gritty tale of a man destroyed, enslaved and finally redeemed through willpower and bloodshed (and, you know, melting people with toxic waste). Personally, I think Aronofsky, or someone with a similar knack for getting under your skin, could really bring out that "loss of humanity is a twisted world where nothing is sacred" theme. I would greatly prefer that than some cheesy, Hollywood blockbuster about middle-aged men in robotic suits fighting...(sound familiar?).
André on Jul 9, 2008
I agree with Andre ( lol ... names ) . And if you think of that time RoboCop was made , who directed it ... Well i too don't want some "block-buster master" doing it , like Michael Bay or dunno what other names . I think there is a great story in original RoboCop , that that film was more than just a action bloody movie . The reasons behind it may not be entirely true these days , but i think it can be made for today's problems of the world . I really can't wait for a remake , hope that they don't make sequels , Robo2 and 3 ... well i don't get it .
Andrei on Jul 10, 2008
huh huh huh huh
BUTTHEAD on Jul 10, 2008
Didn't Jack Black & Mos Def remake this already? 🙂 I wanna see that version! As for Aronofsky, as much as I like the idea of him doing RoboCop, I really don't think it would work. Aronofsky's take on scifi is more cerebral than action based. If Aronofsky did any scifi adaptation I wish it would be Neuromancer. As for RoboCop. Give it to Paul Anderson. He's already remade everything else.
jason_md2020 on Jul 10, 2008
Yeaaah - that's it! Neuromancer would be frickin' cool if made by Aronofsky! 🙂 We should pitch him this idea... what would I give to see Aronofsky's Neuromancer... =)
c-r-u-x on Jul 10, 2008
if paul ws anderson does robo .. ugh .. it'll make millions! and be forgotten within an hour of viewing it.
Killor Bekilled on Jul 10, 2008
Stop talking and start making the movie... i been hearing on the talks for the robocop movie for the past three years and nobody is hardworking in Hollywood. spending all of their time thinking and not working. Same goes to iron man which i heard it 1st in talks in the year 2001. Look at the year it came out. Now how the heck we are goin to develop and have alien like technologies if the humans are progressing sooo slooowww!!!!!!! I think if the Darren Aronofsky guy up there in the picture direct robocop, .... its going to go down the drain!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean look at that guy... he looks completely lost!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
steven on Jul 17, 2008
Oh you have got to be kidding. I think the MGM execs all need to be fired. WTF? First Red Dawn and now ROBOCOP? Just goes to show Hollywood is out of ideas and are now just remaking everything from the 80s...and in about 15 years they will start remaking everything from the mid to lae 90s and the 00s. Why do anything new? Just do remakes of all the movies made in the last 30 years and it could keep them going for decades!
Milt on Jun 16, 2009
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