Requiem for a bad-ass?

According to i watch stuff, Robocop, (a personal childhood favourite) will be directed by none other than Darren Aronofsky, director of such feel good blockbusters as Pi and Requiem for a Dream.

”Darren Aronofsky has signed on to direct and David Self is penning a new installment about the hero whose tagline is “part man, part machine and all cop.”
“RoboCop,” which is being fast-tracked for a 2010 release, becomes the first potential tentpole to come together since Mary Parent took the reins of MGM in March. Aronofsky’s involvement has been one of the worst kept secrets, with rumors rampant in the blogosphere that “The Fountain” helmer was eyeing the project.”

I was worried he was also WRITING Robocop until I re-read that properly.

If he had been writing it, Robocop would no longer be a guns akimbo, half man, half metal angel of justice.

He would be a transvestite prostitute struggling to come to terms with his own mortality.*

After killing a man in cold blood, Robocop can be counted on to deliver a bad ass quip.

Aronofsky’s Robocop would just sit on his bed cutting himself in front of a mirror whilst Fairuza Balk lovingly polished his forehead.

Release date is 2010. I think I speak for all of us when I say GO ROBOCOP.

* I literally just pitched an Aronofsky movie.