New RoboCop Sequel In The Works

RoboCop (1987)

by James White |
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Some potential good news for fans of the original Paul Verhoeven RoboCop: Murphy could be coming back online in a way that sidesteps the various sequels and 2014's reboot.

According to Ed Neumeier, who wrote the script for the 1987 film, studio MGM is exploring ways to get back to that past version of murdered cop-turned-crime-fighting-cyborg Alex Murphy. "It’s nice that people are still interested in RoboCop and they have me working on a new one at MGM right now so maybe we’ll get another one out of it," says Neumeier in an interview with Zeitgeist that was spotted by the Den Of Geek team. "We’re not supposed to say too much. There’s been a bunch of other RoboCop movies and there was recently a remake, and I would say this would be kind of going back to the old RoboCop we all love and starting there and going forward. So it’s a continuation really of the first movie, in my mind. So it’s a little bit more of the old school thing."

Such a move would let the story continue outside of the diminishing returns of the original movie's sequels and the various TV series and 'toons that have followed. The usual word of caution here: Neumeier uses the word "maybe", and naturally this is still just bubbling away at a studio. Who knows if anything will actually come to fruition, or what form it might take? But we can dream of a world where Verhoeven and Neumeier get to make a direct sequel to the original film, even if they'll probably have to find someone besides Peter Weller to fill the suit (it pinches).

File this one under "possible" for now...

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