Robocop is back on duty.
Distract 9 director Neill Blomkamp has been hired to direct Robocop Returns. MGM’s sequel to the original 1987 film that saw Officer Alex Murphy left for dead and turned into a cyborg who must come to terms with his own free will. Scripted by upcoming Terminator screenwriter Justin Rhodes, the sequel is said to ignore the previous entries and 2014 reboot.
The franchise if you can call it that has been struggling to find some type of success after the original. There have been two sequels in 1990 and 1993, a 1994 television show that lasted one season, a cheaply made, 2001 TV miniseries, Robocop: Prime Directives, and a reboot in 2014.
The reboot of the series grossed on $52 million domestically and ended it’s run with $245 million worldwide.