(FROM VARIETY) — Let’s do the time warp again, indeed! Two major-franchise reboots have been announced. MGM has tapped director Darren Aronofsky (The Fountain) to jump start a new incarnation of the sci-fi RoboCop franchise. The project, based on the 1987 cult classic from Paul Verhoeven, is being fast-tracked for a 2010 release. Plot details are under wraps. Meanwhile, MTV is getting to work on its own cult-remake: an update of the 1975 musical and midnight-screening staple The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The new two-hour production is expected to keep the same script and score as the original film, but with possible additional songs. Cast, crew, and release date have yet to be revealed.
Posted July 25 2008 — 12:00 AM EDT
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