RoboCop Returnspromised to be a continuation of Paul Verhoeven‘s 1987 original, in which a police officer named Alex Murphy (Peter Weller) was turned into a robotic police enforcer in a dystopian future Detroit which was on the verge of total collapse due to financial ruin and a high crime rate. The continuation would have been directed by Neill Blomkamp (District 9), who seemed to indicate that Weller would be back in the original RoboCop suit.
However, Blomkamp has announced that he is now off RoboCop Returns. Instead, he will be directing a new horror feature. More on all of this in the full report below.
Back in 2014 a remake to Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 sci-fi classic RoboCop was released. And while not as disastrous as some believed it would be, the remake did not fare too well critically or financially. Now another attempt at a new entry in the franchise has been announced.
MGM has begun developing RoboCop Returns, and they’ve brought in Neill Blomkamp to direct it. But the movie will not be another remake. Instead, they’re taking a similar approach to the latest in the Halloween franchise and making a direct sequel to Verhoeven’s original.
The next short experimental film from District 9, Elysium, and Chappie director Neill Blomkamp‘s Oats Studios project, titled “Zygote,” has been released.
The short is the third part that’s been released so far in Volume 1, and stars Dakota Fanning and Jose Pablo Cantillo. If you dig what Oats Studios is doing, you can, much like with a video game, purchase DLC related to the shorts, which if successful enough will lead to a Volume 2 of these types of short films.
Continue below to check out “Zygote,” as well as some bonus videos.
Earlier this month the first short from Volume 1, the first part in District 9, Elysium, and Chappie director Neill Blomkamp‘s Oats Studios experimental short films project, titled “Rakka,” was released online. Now the second short, “Firebase” starring Steve Boyle and Nic Rhind, has been released.
We’ve been seeing some teasers for Volume 1, the first part of the new experimental short films venture from District 9, Elysium, and Chappie director Neill Blomkamp, Oats Studios. Last week the first short, “Rakka” starring Sigourney Weaver, was finally released to the masses.
Last week also happened to be E3 2017, which is always a whirlwind for video game fans. Because of that whirlwind, I missed seeing “Rakka” was released. Over 1.7 million people so far have not missed it. But if you’re like me and it eluded you, you can check it out below along with a new video released today, called “Cooking with Bill.”