RoboCop Sequel Being Written by Series Creator
Previous sequels and reboots to be ignored from canon.
MGM and Sony produced a remake of RoboCop in 2014. It didn’t go over too well. So it’s exciting to fans of the 1987 original flick that a potential sequel could be on the way. And it’s coming via the series’ original creator, Edward Neurmeier.
Now you might be saying to yourself, “Didn’t RoboCop already have sequels?” It did, in fact. Two of them. 1990’s RoboCop 2 and 1993’s RoboCop 3. But much like the 2014 reboot, these were heavily panned. So setting this new tale just after the ’87 original and ignoring the rest of the series seems like the best way to revitalize the iconic franchise.
Neurmeier was recently interviewed by Zeitgeist Magazine when the topic of RoboCop came up. Almost in passing, the writer stated that he had been commissioned by MGM to begin work on bringing the series back:
“I didn’t expect to be talking about [RoboCop] thirty years later. It was kind of the start of my career and later we did Starship Troopers – which was an enormous movie that took forever. I think all of that came out of that and it’s nice that people are still interested in RoboCop and they have me working on a new one at MGM right now so maybe we’ll get another one out of it.”
Pressed by Zeitgeist Magazine after the comment, Neurmeier disclosed a bit more information as to how he and MGM would bring the series back:
“Well, here’s what I’ll say. We’re not supposed to say too much. There’s been a bunch of other RoboCop movies and there was recently a remake and I would say this would be kind of going back to the old RoboCop we all love and starting there and going forward. So it’s a continuation really of the first movie. In my mind. So it’s a little bit more of the old school thing.”
There has been no official announcement coming from MGM’s camp on the project. But Neurmeier’s work on a potential sequel is tantalizing nonetheless. We’ll have to wait and see whether a new RoboCop 2 actually comes to fruition in a few years.