MGM has, quietly, released the news that they plan to bring back RoboCop - the first police officer designed for the twenty-first century. In a press release announcing the promotion of Mary Parent from Vice Chairman of Worldwide Production to Chairperson, Worldwide Motion Picture Group, MGM said the following about their upcoming slate of projects:
Most of these projects were already known, but this is the first we've heard about a possible return of Robocop.
Robocop is Officer Alex Murphy, who is rebuilt as the cyborg RoboCop after being shot and left for dead by a vicious gang of criminals. Murphy is pronounced dead, but is then rebuilt as a cyborg who has the hardware of a robot but the instincts of a police officer.
The first Robocop film spawned two sequel films, as well as two animated television series and one live-action series. However the character has not had any new appearance on film or television since the late 1990s.