Ed Neumeier, the writer of the 1987 movie RoboCop, has disclosed that he and MGM are developing the movie’s direct sequel which will ignore the subsequent films from the franchise.
“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.” Neumeier informed Zeitgeist Magazine. “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.”
When questioned about the film’s details, Neumeier said, “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.”
Neumeier is also famous for his work on the Starship Troopers franchise, but, he didn’t write RoboCop 2. There was a remake of the original in 2014, which released amidst mixed reviews. The remake earned $242.7 against a production budget of $100 million.
The proposed RoboCop movie won’t be the first sequel to an 80s film which is going to ignore the continuity which came in later, poorly performing films. James Cameron is already working on his plans to reboot the Terminator franchise, ignoring all the subsequent movies which came from the franchise after Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
MGM hasn’t officially confirmed the making of this RoboCop sequel, and there is no release date or any casting information available at present.