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New 'RoboCop' sequel to be directed by Neill Blomkamp

(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2014 file photo, actor Joel Kinnaman appears at the premiere of "Robocop" in Los Angeles. MGM is developing the sequel “RoboCop Returns” with “District 9” and “Elysium” filmmaker Neil... (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2014 file photo, actor Joel Kinnaman appears at the premiere of "Robocop" in Los Angeles. MGM is developing the sequel “RoboCop Returns” with “District 9” and “Elysium” filmmaker Neil...

NEW YORK (AP) - RoboCop is coming back. Again.

MGM is developing the sequel "RoboCop Returns" with "District 9" and "Elysium" filmmaker Neill Blomkamp to direct. The film will be a sequel to Paul Verhoeven's 1987 original about a cyborg police officer in a crime-ridden Detroit. It's to be based on a never-made spec script by the 1987 film's writers, Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner.

Two other sequels followed, in 1990 and 1993. MGM attempted a $100-million "RoboCop" reboot in 2014, starring Joel Kinnaman. It failed to kickstart the franchise, with $58.6 million in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada, though it fared better at the overseas box office with $184.1 million.

Deadline first reported the project.

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