Darren Aronofsky's RoboCop — it's official

Welp, color me surprised. A little while back, a Hollywood Reporter article casually mentioned that “Darren Aronofsky among others has recently been in to discuss” a RoboCop project set off a little internet geek-out, and I was a bit skeptical. But now ComingSoon.net reports that MGM has confirmed signing The Fountain and Requiem for a Dream director Darren Aronofsky and Road to Perdition screenwriter David Self onto the 2010-bound “new installment” — not remake! not reboot! — for the franchise.

The news that Self is penning the screenplay is rather encouraging, because while Requiem for a Dream was a great movie, it was a bit self-indulgent stylistically, and while The Fountain was a breathtaking beautiful film — a spectacle of sight and sound that was dragged down (for me, at least) by a piss-poor script. Although far from “incomprehensible,” as several critics have called it, I just found it badly scripted, with several absolutely unbelieveable scenes and wretched dialogue. Only when the characters shut up did I really enjoy the film. (I also felt Aronofsky’s debut feature, Pi, to be pretty but dumb, although on that film, most critics seem to disagree.) With the scripting duties out of Aronofsky’s hands, we might actually get a solid story for him to work his visual magic on.

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Posted on July 24, 2008 at 18:11 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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  1. Written by Staatz
    on 2008-07-24 at 23:34
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    I need to do what you do more often and separate the work the director does from what the writer does. This could be really great- it’s nice that it isn’t a reboot or what ever…

  2. Written by Skeeter
    on 2008-07-25 at 10:16
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    Holy crap. That is potentially awesome.

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