Original RoboCop Writer Working On A Sequel

RoboCop is getting a direct sequel (Credit: Orion)

There’s a new RoboCop sequel in the works…

But it’s nothing to do with the reboot.

During an interview with Zeitgeist, writer Ed Neumeier, who co-wrote the original RoboCop with Michael Miner, revealed that he’s currently penning a direct sequel to the 1987 classic.

“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,” he revealed. “We’re not supposed to say too much.”

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Thankfully, he did open up just a little…

And he confirmed that the film he’s working on isn’t connected to the recent reboot, but instead is a continuation of the original franchise.

“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.”

Although the original RoboCop saw several sequels before the inevitable remake in 2014, it looks as though the upcoming new RoboCop movie might even ignore those as well, instead jumping off from the original movie.

“It’s a continuation really of the first movie,” he said. “In my mind. So it’s a little bit more of the old school thing.”

The original RoboCop saw Paul Weller in the role of Alex Murphy – a Detroit Police Officer who was brutally gunned down and subsequently rebuilt with extensive robotic enhancement at the cost of his own humanity. Although it wasn’t a huge success at the box office, it was an instant video rental hit, and became something of a cult classic.

Will the upcoming RoboCop sequel be better than the 2014 reboot?

For now, we’ll have to wait and see.

But to be honest, I rather liked the reboot… and it’s going to have to do something really special if it stands a chance of topping the original.

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