After pitting a school teacher and an elementary school class against a petting zoo full of zombies in Little Monsters, filmmaker Abe Forsythe is now turning his attention to "the future of law enforcement."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Abe Forsythe will direct Robocop Returns for MGM. In what will be the fifth film entry in the RoboCop franchise (which also includes several TV series), Robocop Returns is being described as a "direct follow-up" to 1987's RoboCop, which was directed by Paul Verhoeven from a screenplay by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner.
The screenplay for the new film was originally written by Neumeier and Miner, who are producing the new film alongside Atlas Entertainment’s Richard Suckle. Justin Rhodes (co-writer of Terminator: Dark Fate) reportedly wrote the latest draft of the screenplay, which Forsythe will rewrite.
Neill Blomkamp was previously going to direct the new RoboCop film, but this past summer he announced on Twitter that he had departed the project and is now working on a new horror film.
There's no word yet if Peter Weller will reprise his role as the titular character from the 1987 film. We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on Robocop Returns as more details are revealed. In the meantime, what would you like to see in the new movie?