Darren Aronofsky says studio stability is the reason he left ROBOCOP

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
September 2nd, 2010

With MGM’s financial woes becoming one of the biggest ongoing stories in the world of film, one of the saddest outcomes of the studio’s problematic times has been the loss of the long gestating reboot of the ROBOCOP franchise, to be helmed by Darren Aronofsky.

After a myriad of rumors connecting his jumping off the project to the intervention from MGM, making the film a 3D project, Aronofsky has come out to give his side of the story, and it’s quite different.

Continue reading, after the break.

According to an interview with MTV, the director reveals that, with BLACK SWAN then looming, he left due to the studio being “in question.” He goes one further to say that there is “no truth” to claims that he didn’t want to do the film in 3D, which is based on a quote from a Q&A that the director said he did “before I saw Cameron’s film,” meaning that apparently, AVATAR changed his mind a little bit.

Personally, while I’m not a huge fan of the 3D fad, I would love to see what Aronofsky would do within the format, particularly with a project as dark, and as tonally on pitch with relation to his past works, as ROBOCOP.  It’s a sad loss indeed, however, I think, after seeing the trailer and reading reviews, his next film BLACK SWAN will feed my hunger for a new Aronofsky film.

What do you think?

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