Darren Aronofksy attended the Edinburgh Film Festival this week and did a 45 minute Q&A. As will happen in such a situation, someone asked him about the upcoming remake of Robocop (in a pretty negative way – the question was along the lines of ‘Why would you make that movie?’) and Aronofsky smiled and feigned ignorance. ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about,’ he said.
What a weird answer. I keep going back and forth – is Aronofsky just kidding around? He seems incredibly dismissive when giving the answer, and you can check it out for yourself by skipping to about 3:45 on the video below.
It’s very possible that a post-Wrestler world is one where Aronofsky doesn’t feel the need or desire to remake Robocop. I’ll be making some phone calls today to see if we can’t get to the bottom of this.
By the way, the whole video is pretty good, but the sound is fairly shitty. Thanks to Nash for the heads up.