Robocop Is R-Rated & A Reboot

The producers of the upcoming “Robocop” feature which Darren Aronofsky is directing have confirmed to MTV News that it’s not a sequel but a reboot ala “Batman Begins”.

“None of [the earlier films are] going to be canonical, as a matter of fact. I wouldn’t say it’s a direct sequel” says Brad Fischer of the project due out in 2010.

What about the film’s rating? Mike Medavoy says “Well I was involved with the original ‘Robocop,’ and it was an R, and the likelihood is that this will be an R… It’s likely to be an R unless the director cuts back on some of it.”

Will Peter Weller appear? Medavoy would only say it was “the director’s choice.” A 3D version of the film hasn’t been discussed at all either.