There’s been a lot of excitement surrounding the RoboCop sequel, especially as Neill Blomkamp will be at the helm of the movie which is set to serve as a direct follow-up to the first instalment. It was at the end of June that he told fans on social media that the “script is being written” and that things were “going well,” while he also confirmed that the original, clunky suit would make its return.
Well, things have now changed dramatically because the filmmaker has taken to Twitter to confirm that he’s no longer going to direct RoboCop because he’s currently shooting a horror/thriller movie that means he won’t be able to work to the schedule MGM wants.
Check out Blomkamp’s message to fans below:
Off Robocop. I am shooting new horror/thriller and MGM can’t wait/ need to shoot Robocop now. Excited to watch it in theaters with other fans. N
— Neill Blomkamp (@NeillBlomkamp) August 15, 2019