Hard on the metal-encased heels of the news that a statue of the cyborg crimefighter is to be erected in Detroit, news reaches us that Robocop will also be returning to the cinema.
Paul Verhoeven's darkly satirical 1987 movie spawned a brace of more kiddie-friendly sequels, a TV series and an uncannily accurate 18" tall action figure that anyone with any sense wants to own.
Now, after a false start that was kyboshed by MGM's cash crisis, Mashable report that the franchise is to be brought back to life. No word yet on star or director. Darren Aronofsky was attached to the project for a while but the financing delays have more or less ruled the Black Swan director out now.
The new, reimagined' Robocop will be hitting screens in 2013. In the meantime, stay out of trouble.
Editor's note: Or maybe not. Depends on who you believe. Cinemablend are disputing the story. We'll see…