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Aronofsky confirmed for RoboCop

DarrenAronofsky.jpgEarlier this month we heard that Darren Aronofsky was in talks to direct MGM's RoboCop reinvention. Well now it's been confirmed he will do it, and we know who the writer is as well.

I'm still on the fence about this one, but Darren Aronofsky's involvement is a big plus.

The Hollywood Reporter say that Darren Aronofsky will direct RoboCop with David Self writing the script. Self also write Road to Perdition and Thirteen Days. Aronofsky next project The Fighter has hit some delays, which has meant he has been able to take on RoboCop.

MGM aren't messing around, it sounds like a great pairing. And with a decent budget, and a promise that the new film will have a similar tone and feel to the first, could this maybe work out? The only slightly worrying thing is that they are fast tracking it for release in 2010, let's hope it doesn't look rushed.

Are you up for a RoboCop reinvention? Are you pleased Aronofsky is directing?





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This is indeed a huge reboot of the franchise, MGM smell big money here.

Aronofsky could do something very unusual though and I think the studio are going to be on his back to try and reign in his usual stylistic vision.

Self though is a different ballgame, we could have a tension filled script and this could turn into one hell of a thriller.

Let's hope they follow the rules for The Dark Knight. Characters, relationships, story, then the fantastical stuff.

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