Original RoboCop scribe says he's working on 'a new one'

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Jan 23, 2018, 6:11 PM EST (Updated)

While possibly continuing in the proud tradition of movie sequels that ignore previous installments (or reboots), MGM and Ed Neumeier might be hoping that you'll buy a new RoboCop movie for a dollar.

In a recent interview with Zeitgeist Magazine, Neumeier, co-screenwriter of the original RoboCop, let it drop that he's working on a new adventure for everyone's favorite catchphrase-spewing law-enforcing cyborg.

When asked about the cult status of the Paul Verhoeven film that spawned two sequels and a reboot attempt, Neumeier said, "I think all of that came out of that, and 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."

When asked what another movie would be about, Neumeier told Zeitgeist that he's not supposed to say a lot about it, but that the new movie would be a return to basics. "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," he said. "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."

SYFY WIRE reached out to MGM with regard to whether a RoboCop project is currently in development, but they had no comment. 

However, if they do "get another one out of it," as Neumeier says, it seems likely that the new film will ignore the 2014 reboot that starred Joel Kinnaman, and perhaps also ignore the original two sequels themselves. We'll have more on this story as it develops -- in the meantime, are you interested in another RoboCop movie? Does the thought of it make you want to freeze, punk? Let us know in the comments!

(via Zeitgeist Magazine)

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