Aronofsky on or off RoboCop?
The rumours are rife, and if you saw Darren Aronofsky speak at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this year you would know that the man doesn't really want to talk about it, nor really about any of his future work.
However reports have been that he's on the RoboCop remake, and today we hear that the rumours are he's off, and now back on, and...they are rife, but who to believe?
Well to be fair the question that was asked at the Edinburgh International Film Festival during Darren Aronofsky's “Discussion With...” show was the first one from the audience, was fumbling and badly phrased, so much so that he might not have had an idea what was being asked or taken it the wrong way, whatever the reason was he said move on, and the question? Well it was something along the lines of are you doing RoboCop?
He failed to comment, and when it's been set-up that the person asking the question thought that whether he was or wasn't it would be a bad idea, I'm not sure I would have answered either.
Afterwards a friend, let me not use the term “inside source” because I always think that's completely ludicrous and just say a press member who managed to talk to him afterwards, said that he wasn't keen in answering any questions about his future projects, and they were put right off the idea of asking about RoboCop.
Thanks to the idiot who ruined the chance for everyone, we didn't know anything new, and that was the ideal opportunity to find out.
So now reading the news today that he's revealed to AICN that he's still on the project seems slightly at odds with his attitude at the film festival. There they say that recent rumours have been circulating that he's off, but they talked directly to him and he allegedly told them he's still on it and that he'd tell them as soon as something changed.
Doesn't sound the same Darren Aronofsky that was at the film festival just the other day does it?
I still find it hard to believe that Aronofsky is going to be directing a remake, and a remake of RoboCop no less, not that it wasn't a good film, just that it seems a very strange choice for the director and especially considering how well the original is viewed.