The makers of Citizenfour, the latest film from the Oscar-winning filmmakers behind the 2014 documentary The Hurt Locker, have launched a Kickstarter campaign to create a feature-length film about the use of robotic technology in crime.
The project, called RoboCop 2: RoboCop Returns, aims to fund a film that would be made entirely in 3-D and have its protagonist be a robotic version of the famed American crimefighter, with the actor playing the fictional RoboCop.
RoboCop: The Return, as it is currently called, would take place between the two films.
The Kickstarter campaign will run through August 15, with an early version of RoboCop, which is set to be released in 2018, already set to go on sale this summer.
“RoboCop: RoboReturn is an ambitious project that aims to capture the spirit of the original film, while providing a true re-imagining of the iconic character,” said the creators of the project, Ben Okri, Andrew Weil, and Chris Weil.
“In RoboCop’s case, this is not just about getting the movie made and on the screen.
We want the RoboCop of the future to be a fully realized, real, fully fledged version of our beloved hero.”
The RoboCop reboot would also feature a major new cast, including Matt Damon as the main protagonist and Will Smith as his partner and partner in crime, Chris Redfield.
The film also will star Will Smith, who recently told reporters he would “absolutely” be playing the original character.
“The first film is a testament to the power of storytelling and what we can do when we collaborate, we’re willing to put in a lot of work and do all the work and sacrifice for it,” he said.
“Now we have a better idea of what we’re going to do.
And this will allow us to make it better.
We can get there.”
RoboCop was released in theaters in July 2018.
The Hurt Story, the 2014 feature-film that introduced the Robo-Cop character, also was shot entirely in stereoscopic 3-d.
The first RoboCop film was filmed at Warner Bros. Studios in Culver City, California.
It was a massive success and made over $2.6 billion at the box office.
Robocop was a huge success.
It made over 2 billion at box office and was the highest grossing film in history.
Robo-Con was a fan-favorite series that brought together RoboCop and the original RoboCop alongside the other characters from the original series.
The series was created by Christopher Nolan and starred Harrison Ford as the titular police officer, Michael Keaton as the robot cop and Will Arnett as the human character.
The movie was based on the book The Hunt for Red October by writer/director Paul Verhoeven.
“We are thrilled to have a great partnership with Christopher Nolan on RoboCop,” said Okri.
“He is a true visionary who understands the importance of storytelling, and the importance and value of human connection.
We are very proud of the film and excited to be working with him on RoboCon.”
RoboCon was also directed by John Madden and starred John Goodman, who played the human robot.
The Robo-Coopers were voiced by David Ayer and the first-time RoboCop villain, Domino, was played by James Badge Dale.
The original Robo-cop franchise is still alive and well, and has generated more than $100 billion in worldwide box office receipts.
The next two films in the franchise, RoboCop 3: The Rise of Bane and RoboCop 4: Revenge of the RoboCoppers, are set for release in 2019 and 2020 respectively.
The fourth installment of the series, Robo-Veronica, is set for a 2019 release.
“While we are thrilled that RoboCop is returning, we are very grateful that the RoboCops are still alive,” Okri said.