District 9 Director Set To Helm New RoboCop Movie Called 'RoboCop Returns'

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The first RoboCop was an '80s classic featuring one of the most badass characters ever put on the silver screen.

Sadly though, the original writers never wrote a proper sequel for the film and we got additional movies from other writers instead.

The most recent effort to reboot the RoboCop franchise was a PG-13 rated film released in 2014.

While the film starring Joel Kinnaman was pretty good, sadly the movie didn't make enough money for Sony to justify making a direct sequel to it.

Now Deadline is reporting that MGM is interested in bringing the character back again in a new film being called 'RoboCop Returns'. The person who will be directing the movie is District 9's Neill Blomkamp.

The original writers for the 1987 RoboCop film, Ed Neumeier & Michael Miner, never got the chance to work on a proper sequel, but now they on board producing and exec producing RoboCop Returns.

Their script will be edited and written by Justin Rhodes who is also helping to write the sixth Terminator movie.

While little is known about the movie, MGM has released a small plot summary for the upcoming film.

The plot says: "Anarchy reigns and the fate of Detroit hangs in the balance as RoboCop makes his triumphant return to fight crime and corruption."

MGM is hoping the new movie could make more money since the 2014 film still managed to gross a lot of money over in China.

With the original creators on board, there's a chance old school fans will love RoboCop Returns since it's a direct sequel to the original and not just a reboot.

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