Neill Blomkamp is no longer working on the sequel RoboCop Returns, having turned his attention to a new horror-thriller project instead.
“Off Robocop. I am shooting new horror/thriller and MGM can’t wait/ need to shoot Robocop now,” Blomkamp announced in a Twitter post. “Excited to watch it in theaters with other fans. N”. A search for Blomkamp’s replacement is presumably already underway.
The writers behind the original film, Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner, are serving as producer and executive producer on RoboCop Returns. While little is currently known regarding RoboCop Returns, there is speculation the new film will be rated-R and will take place a year after the first film. Blomkamp has previously teased that he’d love to see Peter Weller, who portrayed the titular character in RoboCop, return for RoboCop Returns. However, it has since been reported that the actor isn’t interested in returning for the new installment.
RoboCop Returns does not have a cast or a production start date, nor does it have an official release date yet.