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Neill Blomkamp to direct 'RoboCop' sequel for MGM

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Neill Blomkamp, known for films such as "District 9" and "Chappie", has been hired by MGM Studios to direct the sequel to "RoboCop".

The sequel, titled "Return", comes four years after played the title character in the reboot of the franchise. However, the new will ignore the previous entries and 2014 reboot, according to The

"Terminator" will be penning the script for the sequel.

and Michael Miner, wrote the Paul Verhoeven's 1987 "RoboCop" are producing and executive producing the new project.

The Verhoeven's featured as a badly wounded cop on death's doorstep who is turned into a tasked with wiping out crime in an out of control Detroit, but who is plagued by submerged memories of his previous married life.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 12:35 IST