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:
With the appointment of Parent, MGM will enter its new phase of evolution by focusing on its major movie franchises highlighted by James Bond and Pink Panther sequels, The Hobbit, The Thomas Crown Affair 2, The Outer Limits, RoboCop, Death Wish and Fame, among others.
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.