One of my all time favorite films from the 80’s is Robocop, starring Peter Weller as a Detroit police officer named Alex Murphy. After a tragic and violent death at the hands of an armed gang, he is transformed in to the cyborg law enforcement officer known as Robocop. This film was released on July 17th, 1987 and was directed by Paul Verhoeven. Fast forward to 2014 when the classic film was rebooted, starring Joel Kinnaman as Alex Murphy, with Gary Oldman and Michael Keaton and was directed by Jose Padiha. Unfortunately that film did no do very well here in the states, but did well oversees especially in China.
So MGM decided to do something a little different for the sequel, as we learned last month they have brought in Neill Blomkamp to helm a sequel to the original 1987 Robocop titled RoboCop Returns. In this film, Detroit is in chaos as anarchy reigns and the fate of the city hangs in the balance as RoboCop returns to fight crime and corruption.
With this exciting news the obvious next question was if Peter Weller would return as Robocop. Well a fan on Twitter asked Blomkamp who he thought should play the crime fighting cyborg. You can check out his answer below!
— Neill Blomkamp (@NeillBlomkamp) August 13, 2018
It would be a real blast from the past to see Weller be Robocop once again! The script is currently being rewritten by Terminator 6 scribe Justin Rhodes. He is working on the original script that was written by the original Robocop writers Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner, who had written it as a planned sequel to Verhoeven’s film. Miner will serve on this film as an executive producer and Neumeier as a producer.
It will be interesting to see how this film comes together and if in fact they have Weller on their mind to play the role of Robocop once again. What are your thoughts? Would you like to see Weller reprise his role? Let us know in the comment section below!
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