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RoboCop Reboot Stalls, James Cameron Clearly to Blame

MGM chairperson Mary Parent needs something big to resurrect the once-great studio that is now mere days from imploding. And while a 23rd James Bond film is currently in the works — and would likely score big at the box office, with or without Sam Mendes as director — the studio needs something more, new-wave. Enter 3D, the format that James Cameron has thrust into the minds of Hollywood execs with the success of Avatar. In the mind of Mary Parent, this is the way to save MGM — by delivering a RoboCop remake in 3D.

This of course does not sit well with director Darren Aronofsky, according to a Moviehole report. They received a tip from a RoboCop fanatic who stated that he’s spoken with Pheonix Pictures about the status of the remake, to which Aronofsky has been attached for a while. According to Phoenix Pics, the problem is Mary Parent’s insistence that the Requiem director take Detroit’s finest hybrid cop into the third dimension. But as we’re being told, Aronofsky doesn’t want 3D, he’s not interested in gimmicks. He wants a raw, aggressive and real story about a cop who is badly injured, then becomes a half-robot crime fighting machine.

This is all hearsay, of course. A guy who knows a guy asked a loaded question of someone he knew would give him a controversial answer. And none of this news is supported by quotes from either Mary Parent or Darren Aronofsky (we’re working on it). So for now, all we have is a rumor and an obvious joke — James Cameron ruined the RoboCop reboot.

Put that in your proverbial pipe and smoke it.

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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