Some months ago, the news broke that the writers of the original RoboCop movie, Ed Neumeier & Michael Miner, were working on a new movie. This sequel to the original has now been officially announced by MGM with the title "RoboCop Returns", with writer Justin Rhodes doing re-writes on Neumeier & Miner's script. The original writers are still working as executive producers. As director, MGM has hired Neill Blomkamp. Deadline| Neill Blomkamp To Direct New 'RoboCop' For MGM While I had some hope for Verhoeven to return to the directing chair, as replacements go, Blomkamp is a pretty good one. Judging by his previous films "District 9", "Elysium" and "Chappie", he'll be a good fit to the underlying social commentary, dark humor and ultra-violence of RoboCop. Now, I'm actually cautiously optimistic about this.