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.
Michael Keaton starred in the 1983 original Mr. Mom, which was directed by Stan Dragoti and written by John Hughes.
The original The Idolmaker was directed by Taylor Hackford and starred Ray Sharkey.
Poltergeist was released in 1982 and was followed by sequels in 1986 and 1988.
The Hercules project has been in development at Spyglass with Peter Berg producing. According to the trade, the “story centers on the mythical figure, having turned his back on the gods, becoming a mercenary and training a ruthless army.”