Most probably already know by now of the effort by a group of Detroit citizens to erect a statue dedicated to the legendary crimefighter that was part man, part machine, all cop — Robocop.
Born from a tweet to Detroit’s mayer Dave Bing, the idea has grown momentum in recent weeks — with a plan put together to acquire the fundings necessary to bring to life the dream of a Robocop statue. Now, Peter Weller, star of Robocop, has joined the fight — releasing a video on Funny or Die where he makes several damn fine points about why a Robocop statue is necessary to keep Detroit relevant — and free from crime.
MGM recently announced plans to resume production on their proposed remake of Robocop — a project that Academy Award nominated director Darren Aronofsky was attached to. Could 2011 be the year of Robocop? Let’s hope so.
Robert Saucedo is an avid movie watcher with seriously poor sleeping habits. The Mikey from Life cereal of film fans, Robert will watch just about anything — good, bad or ugly. He has written about film for newspapers, radio and online for the last 10 years. This has taken a toll on his sanity — of that you can be sure. Follow him on Twitter at @robsaucedo2500.