Sweetening the deal: the script for RoboCop Returns is by Michael Miner and Edward Neumeier, who penned the original film, with a polish by Justin Rhodes, who scripted the upcoming Terminator.
Personally, I think this is great news. RoboCop is a fantastic film that never really realized it's franchise potential. It didn't deserve a watered down remake either. Blomkamp, who's District 9 is arguably inspired by Verhoeven's work, is the perfect fit for this project.
He was, of course, attached to direct a new Alien film with Sigourney Weaver and Michael Biehn, but Ridley Scott's asstacular Alien: Covenant killed that off. Bastard.
No word yet on when this new RoboCop hits theatres. All I can say is Peter Weller better be back too! If so, this could be cinematic perfection.
Source: The Verge