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MGM is looking to revive the Robocop franchise by developing a new installment and having director Neill Blomkamp to helm the picture, which is titled RoboCop Returns.  Justin Rhodes will rewrite the script that original writers Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner wrote years ago as a planned sequel to Paul Verhoeven-directed satirical sci-fi action thriller that Orion released in 1987.  MGM executive vice-president Adam Rosenberg is overseeing this project for the studio.

The plot for the new movie is anarchy reigns and the fate of Detroit hangs in the balance as RoboCop makes his triumphant return to fight crime and corruption.

Source: Deadline

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I love Robocop, but I am gonna go ahead and say that this franchise is dead and has a nice place in our memories. Let's leave it there and don't try to mess with it. They have tried this once and didn't go so well.  

It's like so many others Predator, Aliens, Terminator, Rambo, etc. 

That's the way I think and I believe that Jay thinks that too. 

What do you think? 

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I'm old enough to remember seeing the original (multiple times) in the theater as a 12-year old, and I didn't have much issue with the reboot. Not sure we need a "re-quel" but if the script is based off of one from the original writers then I'm cautiously optimistic.

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I grew up with the original and I absolutely love it; it remains one of my favorite Sci Fi movies of all time. I watched it recently and I can't believe how ahead of its time it was, some of the themes they touched upon... feels prophetic. I even like the second and enjoy parts of the third one. I never watched the TV series they made and didn't really liked the reboot I felt they missed the mark. I remain cautious with this one, I'll take a wait and see approach before I make any judgement.

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