Following yesterdays news that MGM and Neill Blomkamp are resurrecting the RoboCop franchise with RoboCop Returns, some of you may have the fear of the film ending up like the PG-13 remake. Well we can all breathe a sigh of relief, Neil Blomkamp has confirmed that the film will be rated R.
Check out the tweet below between him and game designer, Cliff Bleszinski. It looks as though this is gonna be the RoboCop film we've all been waiting for!
In RoboCop Returns,
"Anarchy reigns and the fate of Detroit hangs in the balance as RoboCop makes his triumphant return to fight crime and corruption."
“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. What I connected to as a kid has evolved over time. At first, the consumerism, materialism and Reaganomics, that ’80s theme of America on steroids, came through most strongly. But as I’ve gotten older, the part that really resonated with me is identity, and the search for identity. As long as the human component is there, a good story can work in any time period, it’s not locked into a specific place in history.”
Blomkamp continues, “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. What draws me now is someone searching for their lost identity, taken away at the hands of people who are benefiting from it, and seeing his memory jogged by events. That is most captivating. The other thing I am excited by is the chance to work again with Justin Rhodes. He has added elements that are pretty awesome, to a sequel that was set in the world of Verhoeven. This is a movie I would love to watch."
We will bring you more details on the film as they develop! Give us your thoughts on this sequel in the comments!