And is it revving up Robocop as well?
UPDATE: A solid source tells us that there is no truth to this Variety article. The only projects on MGM’s slate at this time include the “Hobbit” films, Bond 23 and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.
Variety is reporting that MGM is moving forward on five projects, including remakes of Mr. Mom and The Idolmaker, the reboots of RoboCop and Poltergeist, and a Hercules movie.
Darren Aronofsky was attached to direct RoboCop at one point. There’s been three RoboCop movies, with the first two starring Peter Weller in the title role and the third starring Robert John Burke.
Poltergeist was released in 1982 and was followed by sequels in 1986 and 1988.
Juliet Snowden and Stiles White penned a script for the remake that was going to be directed by Vadim Perelman. Sources once told Shock that the script was a “mess” and MGM was re-tooling the story.