Blame James Cameron for stopping RoboCop remake

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

James Cameron may have succeeded in doing something the nefarious OCP couldn't: stop RoboCop.

That is, Darren Aronofsky's proposed remake of the classic sci-fi movie RoboCop is on hold now, partly because Mary Parent, chairperson of MGM, wants to make it in 3-D, a la Avatar, and director Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain) isn't so hot on the idea.

Here's how our buddies at Moviehole reported it:

'Nash' from the OCP-lovin' RoboCop Archive dropped me a line earlier today, stating that "I've spoken with Phoenix Pictures [and] asked them about the status of ROBOCOP... they told me that the project is on hold. The problem is that Mary Parent, Chairperson of MGM, wants a 3D movie for the new ROBOCOP. But ,as you know, Darren Aronofsky is a real artist and he's not interested in Gimmicks like,3D,CGI,Filming digital, he wants to do everything as real (organic) as possible just like The Fountain."

Another possible complication is the fact that MGM is in dire financial straits and may not be in a position to green-light the movie, even if they do come to some kind of agreement with Aronofsky over a creative direction.

MGM, meanwhile, is eyeing a June start for the 23rd James Bond movie, with Sam Mendes (Away We Go) in talks to direct for a 2011 release. Given that he's married to Kate Winslet, does that mean we can expect her to be a Bond girl?

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