Even after Jose Padilha's wayward reboot in 2014, it seems there's still some appetite for more RoboCop on the big screen. Or at least the studio holding his rights seem to think so.
Next up for the cyborg law enforcer is RoboCop Returns, which was actually written as a sequel to the original by that film's writers Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner back in the late 80s. The studio passed on it back then, but now it's suddenly good enough to be revived, which is what an underwhelming reboot will do for perceptions, clearly.
Director Neill Blomkamp is rewriting it with Justin Rhodes and word suggests that the sequel will ignore all but the first movie, which is not a bad idea. It's just whether anyone cares enough either about RoboCop now or Blomkamp. It's not like Chappie left too many happy memories.