It was announced last summer that Neil Blomkamp (District 9) has been hired to direct a reboot\/sequel to RoboCop, and though it looked like things were going smoothly for production, Blomkamp has just announced his exit from the project.\r\n\r\nHere\u2019s his post on Twitter:\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/NeillBlomkamp\/status\/1161887748535439360?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1161887748535439360&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fepicstream.com%2Fnews%2FBayaniMiguelAcebedo%2FRoboCop-Returns-Loses-Director-Neil-Blomkamp\r\n\r\nWe don\u2019t really know why MGM is in a hurry to get this project made, but they must really want it done if they\u2019re not willing to wait for Blomkamp to finish his current project. I mean, even WB put Akira on hold so Taika Waititi can make Thor: Love and Thunder.\r\n\r\nAs for the story, it was said to disregard all the sequels (and the 2014 reboot), and act as a direct follow-up to the original RoboCop from 1987. Peter Weller was said to return, and we would have seen the original suit make a comeback as well.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=6tC_5mp3udE\r\n\r\nIf anything, losing Blomkamp is a huge waste for the studio. Though Chappie and Elysium weren\u2019t the same solid hits as District 9 was, they were still visual masterpieces\u2014perfect for something like RoboCop Returns. We don\u2019t know who MGM is going to have takeover the project from Blomkamp, but I hope they find someone who can bring on the sci-fi as well as the Rated R elements.\r\n\r\nIs Rogue One\u2019s Gareth Edwards busy?\r\n\r\nWe don\u2019t have a release date for RoboCop Returns, but if MGM wants the production to start soon, they could be aiming for a 2021 release. Until they find a new director, I guess the film will just have to sit and wait.