Abe Forsythe, director of the zombie comedy Little Monsters has been tapped to direct RoboCop Returns for MGM.
THR reports that RoboCop Returns will be a direct sequel to Orion’s 1987 sci-fi classic RoboCop directed by Paul Verhoeven. Original RoboCop screenwriters Ed Neumier and Michael Miner will serve as producers alongside Atlas Entertainment’s Richard Suckle on RoboCop Returns.
Both Neumier and Miner wrote a draft for RoboCop Returns a few years back with Terminator: Dark Fate scribe Justin Rhodes. The most recent draft was written by Rhodes in 2018 when Neill Blomkamp (District 9; Elysium; Chappie) was attached to direct. Forsythe will rewrite Rhodes’ draft for the film.
Forsythe directed the zombie comedy Little Monsters, which starred Academy Award-winner Lupita Nyong’o and Frozen 2 voice actor Josh Gad. The film was released in North America by NEON and is available to stream on Hulu.
The original RoboCop starred Peter Weller as Alex Murphy and grossed $53.4 million worldwide on a budget of $13 million. Verhoeven’s ultraviolent sci-fi satire became a cult classic following its release. It spawned two sequels: RoboCop 2 and RoboCop 3 as well as a remake in 2014 which starred Joel Kinnaman in the titular role. The remake grossed $242.7 million on a $100 million budget and received mixed reviews.
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DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
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Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.