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MGM announced today that it has signed Darren Aronofsky (The Fountain) to direct and David Self (Road To Perdition) to write a new installment for its ROBOCOP franchise that’s being fast-tracked for 2010. “Darren is undeniably one of the most talented, original and visceral film makers, and David is one of the greatest writers in Hollywood. All of us at MGM couldn’t be more excited,” said Mary Parent, Chairman, MGM’s worldwide motion picture group. Phoenix Pictures’ Mike Medavoy, who did the first Robocop at Orion for release in 1987, will produce with Arnold Messer, Brad Fischer and David Thwaites. Normally I leave these boring blowjobs for the trades. But I figure the Comic-Con crowd will have an orgasm.

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