Excuse me. I have to go. Somewhere, there is a real sequel happening.
Just like the original good guy Alex Murphy, you cannot keep a good cop down. Even after a disastrous reboot (which we quite enjoyed) that no one wanted.
Not even Ed Neumeier, the writer of the original film. So much so that he has revealed that he is working on a collaboration project with MGM, on developing a direct Robocop sequel that also ignores the other sequels in the series. Heartened by the fans’ continued interest, he aims to “get another one out of it”, and gave a brief description of the current project:
“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.”
Hey, if the somewhat immortal characters from Halloween and Terminator can have sequels that ignore some of the movies in-between, it makes sense that the reanimated corpse of a heroic cop can also do the same.
While MGM has yet to release any official word, this certainly comes as great news for the community, especially the purists. With Neumeier at the writing helm, any worries regarding movie quality can be laid to rest, considering the lacklustre performance of subsequent titles that lacked his involvement, and his own impressive showing back in RoboCop’s heyday.
Dead or alive, Robocop’s staying with him, and we won’t have it any other way.
In the meantime, here’s a crowd-sourced RoboCop remake for you to enjoy: