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Blomkamp Assures Us Robocop Returns Will Be Hard R

“I’d buy that for a dollar!” Earlier this week we let you guys know that MGM and director Neill Blomkamp are making a direct sequel to Paul Verhoeven’s classic sci-fi action flick, RoboCop. Verhoeven’s original vision was violent as all hell, with blown off limbs and melting bodies left and right. But will this new film be […]

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The Week in Movie News: Billy Dee Williams Returning to 'Star Wars,' 'RoboCop' Returning to the Original and More

Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   Big News Billy Dee Williams is returning as Lando Calrissian: Following the fans' embrace of Donald Glover as young Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story, now original Lando Billy Dee Williams is set to reprise the role for Star Wars: Episode IX.  here.   Great News Jeremy Renner joins Spawn: While Jamie Foxx is set to play the title supernatural superhero in Spawn, fellow Oscar-caliber actor Jeremy Renner has now been cast in the co-lead role as Detective "Twitch." here.   Surprising News RoboCop sequel in the works: Never mind that remake or the other sequels to the original RoboCop. Neill Blomkamp...
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First look images of James McAvoy, Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis arrive for Glass

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we have our very first glimpse of M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass – The third film in the Unbreakable/Split universe.

All the images portray James McAvoy returning as Kevin joined by Unbreakable’s Bruce Willis as security guard David Dunn, who is imbued with superpowers and Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price aka Mr Glass. Anya Taylor Joy – who starred opposite McAvoy in Split is also featured in her returning role as Casey Cooke, the only young lady to survive an encounter with The Beast. In the first look images, we also have our first look at Sarah Paulson as the psychiatrist treating the trio.

Also in the news – District 9’s Neill Blomkamp to take the helm on Robocop

A brief outline of the plot reads; The film finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while
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Unnecessary Reboots, Remakes and Sequels

Tom Jolliffe looks at Hollywood’s preoccupation with reboots, remakes and sequels…

I sit here in the year 2018. Suddenly I find myself compelled to moan about the unimaginative approach to greenlighting Hollywood studio pictures. This is not a new phenomenon, it’s old hat. As of now the vast majority of greenlit, large studio films are adaptations, sequels, reboots or remakes. The whole reboot, sequel and remake malarkey is now merging entirely into one thing.

Currently you have a new Terminator in production which is a reboot, described as a true sequel, which will conveniently forget everything after the second film. I can see why you’d want to forget those, of course, but given the fact that from Terminator 3 onward, every attempted new Terminator film has underwhelmed, you wonder why they bother. Likewise, we’re getting a new Halloween remakebootequel. It will essentially be just another Halloween, following the slasher formula,
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Movie Talk: New ‘Glass’ Images and Plot Details Revealed

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, Mark Ellis, Perri Nemiroff, and Mark Reilly discuss the following: Entertainment Weekly released new images and plot details for M. Night Shyamalan's Glass starring Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, and James McAvoy. Deadline is reporting that MGM is developing a sequel to 1987's Robocop titled Robocop Returns with Neill Blomkamp set to direct. Variety is reporting that Chadwick Boseman will produce and star in 17 Bridges with Joe Russo and Anthony Russo producing under their recently launched Agbo banner. THR reports that Lebron James and his SpringHill Entertainment production team have …
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Neill Blomkamp to direct RoboCop Returns

After giving up on his plans for Alien 5, District 9 and Elysium director Neill Blomkamp has now turned his attention to another classic sci-fi franchise, with the filmmaker set to direct RoboCop Returns for MGM.

The project will be based on an old script by Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner, planned as a direct sequel to Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 original, which will be rewritten by Justin Rhodes, screenwriter on the new Terminator reboot.

The logline for the new film, which will have no connection to the 2014 reboot, reads: “Anarchy reigns and the fate of Detroit hangs in the balance as RoboCop makes his triumphant return to fight crime and corruption.”

“The original definitely had a massive effect on me as a kid,” Blomkamp tells Deadline. “I loved it then and it remains a classic in the end of 20th Century sci-fi catalog, with real meaning under the surface. Hopefully that
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Neill Blomkamp’s RoboCop Returns Will Be Rated R

Neill Blomkamp, the creative mind behind District 9, Elysium and Chappie, has announced that RoboCop Returns will be rated R. And that it will contain plenty of exploding squibs… kind of.

Over on Twitter (h/t Bloody Disgusting), former Gears of War dev Cliff Bleszinski took a moment to celebrate Wednesday’s big reveal, before asking Neill Blomkamp if his upcoming sequel will be rated R with plenty of satire. His answer? Yes to both.

So, yes, there will be blood, as Neill Blomkamp and his team prepare to craft a direct sequel to the classic RoboCop movie of 1987. Paul Verhoeven was the brains behind that seminal film, one that’s often credited as one of Hollywood’s first major cyberpunk movies alongside Blade Runner, so it’s fair to say that Blomkamp has some pretty big boots to fill if he’s to honor the legacy of Omnicorp’s greatest ever invention.
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District 9 Director Helming Original RoboCop Sequel

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MGM is finally bringing RoboCop back to the big screen, but it looks like they're going back to their roots with this next sequel! They've set District 9 director to captain the dystopic sequel! More within...

Back in 1987, Orion released the memorable sci-fi picture about a Detroit cop, Alex Murphy, that is wounded so bad, he undergoes an experimental surgery, ultimately turning him into a cyborg. As we all know, that movie was known as RoboCop. During its run, the original earned over $50 million, which by that time's standards was pretty big, as well as several Oscar nominations and a win in Best Sound Effects Editing. 1990 and 1993 saw sequels to the 1987 original, in RoboCop 2 and 3, until ultimately becoming dormant until 2014's failed reboot, starring Joel Kinnamon (amassing $210 million worldwide). Now, MGM looks to bring back Alex Murphy & co. with a script from original writers Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner
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District 9’s Neill Blomkamp to take the helm on Robocop

MGM is venturing down the Robocop route again, this time with District 9 and Chappie director Neill Blomkamp at the helm.

The film, which is titled Robocop Returns and acts as a sequel to the 1987 movie, is currently going through a rewrite by Justin Rhodes. The original script was written by Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner; the duo who wrote the original 1987 RoboCop. At this time, a plot line for the return is being kept under wraps.

The original Robocop was directed by Paul Verhoeven and starred Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O’Herlihy, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer, and Ronny Cox. Set in a crime-ridden Detroit, Michigan, in the near future, RoboCop centres on police officer Alex Murphy (Weller) who is murdered by a gang of criminals and subsequently revived by the megacorporation Omni Consumer Products (Ocp) as a superhuman cyborg law enforcer known as RoboCop.

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Neill Blomkamp Is Set To Direct A New ‘Robocop’ Movie

Neill Blomkamp is directing a direct sequel to 1987’s Robocop, so reports Deadline. The film is titled Robocop Returns, which I don’t love, but will be based on an original screenplay written by original Robocop scribes Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner. The screenplay, which was intended to be produced as Robocop 2 before they went with a different story, will be re-worked by Justin Rhodes, the man behind the in-production ‘Terminator’ movie being shot by Tim Miller.

Blomkamp’s statement will reassure any worries you may have with a new movie moving into production.

“The original definitely had a massive effect on me as a kid,” Blomkamp told the trade. “I loved it then and it remains a classic in the end of 20th Century sci-fi catalog, with real meaning under the surface. Hopefully that is something we can get closer to in making of a sequel. That is my goal here.
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New 'RoboCop' Sequel Coming From 'District 9' Director; Here's Everything We Know

Four years ago, MGM attempted to reboot the RoboCop franchise with a remake starring Joel Kinnaman. That wasn't too big a hit, at least not domestically, so now instead of continuing from that movie, the studio is going back to the beginning. According to Deadline, Neill Blomkamp (District 9) will helm a direct sequel to the 1987 original.  There was rumor earlier this year of a possible RoboCop that would continue from the very first movie, and now this is confirmation. Titled RoboCop Returns, the sequel will be based on a screenplay written in the 1980s that was never produced. As it turns out, the election of Donald Trump as president was an inspiration for revisiting that old script.  Here's everything we know about the RoboCop sequel: Did the 2016...
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RoboCop Returns Will Be R-Rated and Filled with Huge Blood Explosions

RoboCop Returns Will Be R-Rated and Filled with Huge Blood Explosions
It was announced today that District 9 director Neill Blomkamp is tackling Robocop Returns and now, the director has confirmed that it will be an R-rated affair. Original writers Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner are producing and executive producing, respectively, while Justin Rhodes will rewrite the script that Neumeier and Miner wrote years ago as a planned sequel to the original 1987 movie, which was directed by Peter Verhoeven. Their original script never made it into a sequel due to a writer's strike.

In a Twitter exchange, a fan tweeted at Neill Blomkamp to make sure that the RoboCop Returns movie will have an R-rating along with some satire and exploding Squibs. Blomkamp promptly responded and simply said, "there will be all of these things." The exploding Squibs might be a bit extreme, but a gritty R-rating will do wonders for the film as we see Alex Murphy come back yet again.
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Neill Blomkamp to Direct MGM's Robocop Returns

We have been left wondering when District 9 and Oats Studios content creator Neill Blomkamp was going to land his next plum studio gig. For a while there it looked like Blomkamp was going to end up embroiled in the Alien franchise. For the moment Blomkamp will have to set aside volitile alien wastelands for dystopian Detroit as Deadline and the trades are reporting that he has been tapped to direct the next reboot of the RoboCop franchise, RoboCop Returns. “The original definitely had a massive effect on me as a kid,” Blomkamp told Deadline. “I loved it then and it remains a classic in the end of 20th Century sci-fi catalog, with real meaning under the surface. Hopefully that is...

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Why 'Robocop' and Neill Blomkamp Need Each Other

Why 'Robocop' and Neill Blomkamp Need Each Other
Robocop is back on patrol. The news broke this afternoon that director Neill Blomkamp will helm 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.

Robocop finds itself at an interesting juncture in terms of pop-cultural interest. While Paul Verhoeven’s original film is regarded as a sci-fi classic, one that’s influence can be seen as recently ...
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New 'RoboCop' Sequel Coming From 'District 9' Director; Here's Everything We Know

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Four years ago, MGM attempted to reboot the RoboCop franchise with a remake starring Joel Kinnaman. That wasn't too big a hit, at least not domestically, so now instead of continuing from that movie, the studio is going back to the beginning. According to Deadline, Neill Blomkamp (District 9) will helm a direct sequel to the 1987 original.  There was rumor earlier this year of a possible RoboCop that would continue from the very first movie, and now this is confirmation. Titled...

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Neill Blomkamp to serve and protect as director of new Robocop film for MGM

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Hold onto your butts, because it's being reported that MGM is developing a new Robocop film with District 9 and Chappie helmer Neill Blomkamp set to direct. Entitled Robocop Returns, the studio is hoping to bring the cybernetic law enforcement agent back in a big way with plans to launch a new franchise around the character. As a way of adding some authenticity to the project, original Robocop... Read More...
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New RoboCop Movie Is Happening with District 9 Director Neill Blomkamp

District 9 director Neill Blomkamp has been tapped to bring RoboCop back to the big screen. Unlike the 2014 reboot from Sony, this movie, titled Robocop Returns, will serve as a sequel to Paul Verhoeven's original 1987 sci-fi classic, which starred Peter Weller as the titular hero. The script for this new entry in the franchise comes from franchise creators Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner. Their script is currently being rewritten by Justin Rhodes, who co-wrote Terminator 6. The plot for RoboCop Returns is described thusly.

"Anarchy reigns and the fate of Detroit hangs in the balance as RoboCop makes his triumphant return to fight crime and corruption."

Neill Blomkamp hasn't directed a movie since Chappie, which served as something of a disappointment both critically and at the box office. He was attached to helm a new Alien movie that would have served as a sequel to Aliens, but then Ridley Scott
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Neill Blomkamp to Direct ‘RoboCop’ Sequel

Neill Blomkamp to Direct ‘RoboCop’ Sequel
RoboCop” is getting a sequel from “District 9” director Neill Blomkamp.

MGM is developing “RoboCop Returns” four years after partnering with Sony on the “RoboCop” remake, directed by Jose Padilha. Joel Kinnaman played the title character, with Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, and Jackie Earle Haley in supporting roles. Kinnaman starred as the crimefighter, a Detroit police office who’s transformed into RoboCop after he’s murdered while on duty. The film grossed $240 million worldwide.

Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 “RoboCop” starred Peter Weller in the titular role along with Nancy Allen, Dan O’Herlihy, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer, and Ronny Cox. It grossed more than $50 million worldwide and won the Academy Award for best sound editing, along with earning nominations for film editing and sound mixing.

Original screenwriter Ed Neumeier is producing “RoboCop Returns” and Michael Miner is executive producing. Justin Rhodes will rewrite the script that
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New ‘RoboCop’ Movie Coming from ‘District 9’ and ‘Chappie’ Director Neill Blomkamp

New ‘RoboCop’ Movie Coming from ‘District 9’ and ‘Chappie’ Director Neill Blomkamp
Neill Blomkamp could never get his Alien movie off the ground, so he’s latching onto another classic sci-fi franchise instead. The District 9 and Chappie director will helm a new RoboCop movie, titled RoboCop Returns. The film is said to be both a reboot and a sequel to the original franchise. Deadline has the scoop […]

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Neill Blomkamp to Direct ‘RoboCop’ Reboot, ‘RoboCop Returns’

In the most tongue-twist bit of news in recent memory, we are officially getting a Blomkamp robot reboot. District 9 director Neill Blomkamp will helm a new installment in the RoboCop franchise, titled RoboCop Returns (A+ title). Deadline reports the writing team behind the original film, Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner, will produce and executive-produce, respectively, while writer Justin Rhodes—who also penned an upcoming Terminator movie, because woo boy Justin Rhodes loves robot reboots—will retool a sequel script that Neumeier and Miner wrote decades ago that never came to fruition. The first question is probably whether …
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