Darren Aronofsky Still Interested in Directing RoboCop Reboot
02.18.11 by BJSprecher
Even though concept artist Jason Hazelroth's redesigns for MGM's planned Robocop reboot have been online for a year — and the project is on indefinite hold in the wake of MGM's bankruptcy and subsequent restructuring — several entertainment sites have been revisiting the designs following the news that a statue dedicated to the fictional cyborg crimefighter in director Paul Verhoeven's 1987 R-rated movie will be erected in Detroit thanks to a Facebook campaign that generated more than $50,000 in donations.
Darren Aronofsky, acclaimed director of such movies as The Wrestler and Black Swan, was once attached to direct the Robocop reboot, and he recently told ThePlaylist that he is still interested in the project.
Well, RoboCop may still happen one day, who knows? It's MGM and hopefully they'll clear their stuff up and I'm still interested. David Self [The Bourne Identity, Road to Perdition] wrote a great script, but the company went under so...
Aronofsky is still doing press for Black Swan, which is nominated for several Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Directing, Cinematography and more, and will then begin shooting The Wolverine in April. Down the road, Aronofsky has plans to direct another cyborg movie, an adaptation of Max Barry's Machine Man, not to be confused with Marvel Comics character of the same name.