Date: 12th July 2018
Neill Blomkamp has been set to direct "RoboCop Returns", a new entry in the iconic sci-fi action franchise that began with Paul Verhoeven's famed 1987 original.
Justin Rhodes, who co-wrote the upcoming "Terminator" film which Tim Miller is directing, is rewriting an old script from Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner who penned the original and wrote this as a direct sequel to Verhoeven's original.
Director Neill Blomkamp was most recently attached to another major Hollywood franchise, having signed to direct an Alien sequel that would have brought back Sigourney Weaver as Ripley.
Unfortunately, the project was stalled indefinitely when producer Sir Ridley Scott forged ahead with his Alien: Covenant instead. As a result, Blomkamp recently admitted that his own Alien project is now "totally dead".
Source: Press Release