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    Robocop II: Returns

    Neil Blomkamp has been hired to helm this new Robocop movie which has been re-written by one of the writers of the upcoming Terminator III based on an old script that was originally written by the two writers of the original movie.

    Like that movie, this will also be a direct sequel to the original Verhoeven helmed movie that ignores the existing sequels and the reboot from a few years ago.
    Last edited by Superman Falls; 12-07-2018 at 08:15 AM.

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    Deadline have also reported this but with more detail including comment from Blomkamp:

    “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 something we can get closer to in making of a sequel. That is my goal here. What I connected to as a kid has evolved over time. At first, the consumerism, materialism and Reaganomics, that ’80s theme of America on steroids, came through most strongly.

    But As I’ve gotten older, the part that really resonated with me is identity, and the search for identity. As long as the human component is there, a good story can work in any time period, it’s not locked into a specific place in history. What’s so cool about RoboCop is that like good Westerns, sci-fi films and dramas, the human connection is really important to a story well told. What draws me now is someone searching for their lost identity, taken away at the hands of people who are benefiting from it, and seeing his memory jogged by events. That is most captivating. The other thing I am excited by is the chance to work again with Justin Rhodes. He has added elements that are pretty awesome, to a sequel that was set in the world of Verhoeven. This is a movie I would love to watch.”

    The sequel script was written following the success of the original but was never used, hence its repurposing now. As to why it wasn't used:

    “Verhoeven felt at the time that making one would be de classe and he wasn’t interested in the politics of a sequel, “Neumeier told Deadline. “Then, the writers strike came along in 1988 and we were force majeured off the project. They brought in Frank Miller on a waiver. He wrote a draft and then another with Walon Green, and it got made by Irvin Kershner, who directed The Empire Strikes Back. I went off and did Startship Troopers with Paul.”

    "It came back around when he got a call from MGM president Jon Glickman, tasked with creating franchise material for that studio. “Right when Trump was about to be elected president he called me and said, ‘Did you actually predict in your sequel script that a reality star would run for president and win?’ We had. So Mike and I wrote a draft and gave one interview in Barbados and I think the only person who read it was Neill Blomkamp, and that set this in motion.”"

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    RoboCop II: Returns eh? Wouldn't they just call it RoboCop III? Personally I'd have called it RoboCop II: Champion Edition.
    Kept you waiting, huh?

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    Hmmm... could be interesting.

    Sorry, I meant I'd buy that for a dollar, don't move creep etc.

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    It seems like the only reason this would hold curiosity is that its based on something that would have been a true sequel had it had the chance


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