Director Neill Blomkamp Teases Peter Weller's Return To His ROBOCOP RETURNS Film
Neill Blomkamp is currently in the process of developing his next film project, RoboCop Returns, which is going to be a direct sequel to the original 1987 Paul Verhoeven-directed film.
This movie is based on a script that was written years ago by RoboCop's original screenwriters Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner. That movie never happened due to some issues. Justin Rhodes, who co-wrote the upcoming Terminator film for James Cameron and Tim Miller, will rewrite a script that Neumeier and Miner wrote years ago which was originally a planned sequel to Verhoeven’s hit.
Now Neill Blomkamp is teasing the return of Peter Weller, who played RoboCop in the original film! When a fan asked the question of who should play RoboCop in Blomkamp's sequel, the director himself responded with, "Peter Weller." Here's the Twitter exchange:
Peter Weller— Neill Blomkamp (@NeillBlomkamp) August 13, 2018
It would be amazing to see Peter Weller return to the role! That's something that I wasn't expecting, but Blomkamp seems to make it clear here that that is his plan and I couldn't be more excited! It'll be interesting to see if he is actually able to bring Weller back to the franchise.
What do you all think about the possibility of seeing Weller reprise his role in RoboCop Returns?