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Neill Blomkamp to direct new RoboCop sequel

12 July 2018 8:32 AM
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Neill Blomkamp to direct new RoboCop sequel

MGM is developing the sequel RoboCop Returns with District 9 and Elysium filmmaker Neill Blomkamp to direct.

The film will be a sequel to Paul Verhoeven's 1987 original about a cyborg police officer in a crime-ridden Detroit. It's to be based on a never-made spec script by the 1987 film's writers, Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner.

Two other sequels followed, in 1990 and 1993. MGM attempted a $100-million RoboCop reboot in 2014, starring Joel Kinnaman. It failed to kickstart the franchise, with $58.6m in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada, though it fared better at the overseas box office with $184.1m.


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