Belfast Telegraph

Aronofsky explains Robocop exit

Darren Aronofsky has said that he decided to leave the Robocop remake because of MGM studio's financial situation.

The Wrestler director signed on to helm the highly anticipated remake in July 2008, but moved off the project to direct Black Swan a year later, sparking rumours that he left because he disagreed with MGM's desire to make the film in 3D.

He told MTV: "The studio is in question, as everyone knows, with The Hobbit and all that stuff, and Black Swan was ready to go - it just became an easy decision."

Darren, who is married to British actress Rachel Weisz, hasn't ruled out a return to Robocop, saying: "We'll see what happens with it down the line."

He went on to say that he is in no way opposed to 3D and with the right project he would be "totally into" it.

He said: "Scorsese's working in 3D [on The Invention of Hugo Cabret]. I am very curious what that's going to be. Like everyone, I thought Avatar was an incredible experience."

But he continued: "There is a backlash at this point, and I think that's just because it's been overexposed, but that's just because people are rushing to bank in on it. There's no doubt that interesting things are going to be done in 3D."


From Belfast Telegraph