Darren Aronofsky to Direct 'RoboCop' Remake?

The director has been in talks to take the reins of this new version of an 80s classic.
Here's proof that you should always read the ENTIRE story. At the bottom of The Hollywood Reporter's story concerning the Red Dawn remake, there was a brief mention about the studio talking with filmmaker Darren Aronofsky for their remake of the 1987 classic, Robocop.

The tiny bit was picked up by other sites like Ain't It Cool News which has fueled speculation that Aronofsky is in fact a serious candidate to direct this remake, at this point.

Aronofsky burst onto the indie scene with his film |Pi in 1998 and the follow-up Requiem for a Dream in 2000. His last film was 2006's The Fountain.

We'll surely keep you posted on these interesting developments as soon as more information comes through.

Robocop was released January 1st, 1987 and stars Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer, Robert DoQui, Ray Wise. The film is directed by Paul Verhoeven.



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Comments (12)

  1. knobie09

    it helps if you consider that he'll improve the memory sceenes.

    6 years agoby @knobie09Flag

  2. Err

    i just don't see it.
    i love darren arrenofsky's movies so far but robocop just seems like too run of the mill for him.

    aronofsky has always been more on the artistic side of movie making, in my opinion.

    6 years agoby @err2005Flag

  3. Saquin Turok 'X'

    Not sure what a Robocop remake will bring to the table that the original didn't. Perhaps only the animation of the ED 209 could be updated, from stop/go to CGI, but how can the drama and action sequences be bettered? Robocop was an 80's icon, and the film a classic, so this is all about making money while displaying a startling lack of originality. I agree with old special effects heavy films, like Clash of the Titans being remade despite it's classic status. The special effects are now embarrassingly old looking, detracting from the overall look of the film now. An overhaul with modern CGI effects will breath new life into this. But with Robocop, it's being remade just for the greedy sake of it.

    6 years agoby @teesterxFlag

  4. Blade UK

    Why screw with perfection? We don't want a re-make of a classic......Why can't Hoolywood come up with new, original ideas?

    NO REMAKE!

    6 years agoby @kevdaley1Flag

  5. EDvolvED

    I'm very conflicted with this. Robocop represents a time in Hollywood history that is tough to remake, due in part to the over-the-top action that was present in most awesome action movies in the 1980's. The flick still seems fresh to me as it was when I saw it 20 years ago...on the other hand Aronofsky is respectable, and maybe I'm just getting too old to not see all my favorite movies as a child getting recycled lol.

    6 years agoby @edvolvedFlag

  6. The Dark Knight

    Dude I bought the 20th anniversary last year it is awesome don't think so only remake movies at least 30 years old

    6 years agoby @thedarkknight23Flag

  7. CelluloidDreams

    Darren Aronofsky to Direct RoboCop ...ROFL....bizarre!!!

    I'm still trying to understand how can they remake a film like "Robocop" which is only about 21 Yrs Old!!!

    Also, "Robocop" was nominated for an Academy Award for Film Editing and an Academy Award for Sound. It won the Academy Award for Sound Effects Editing.

    Alsoi, in 2007, Entertainment Weekly named it the #14 greatest action movie of all time.

    SO HOW IN THE HELL CAN THEY RE-MAKE "ROBOCOP"!?

    HELLASTUPID!

    6 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  8. ShadowfoxSC

    plz no remake plz

    6 years agoby @shadowscFlag

  9. Brian

    Please NO REMAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    6 years agoby @brianFlag

  10. ed_wood

    I like Aronofsky, but please no remake.

    6 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

  11. The Dark Knight

    don't f*ck it up!

    6 years agoby @thedarkknight23Flag

  12. Radimus-83

    will be interesting to see if he follows the original movie or completelt re-vamp the franchise. the guy makes good films, shame they thought the had to re-make Robo though..... it's a classic.

    6 years agoby @radimus-83Flag