Declan Shalvey RoboCop cover excerpt

BOOM! Studio announced this week that Steven Grant will be writing an adaptation of Frank Miller’s unproduced original RoboCop 3 screenplay, in an 8-issue mini-series titled RoboCop: Last Stand.  The series will be illustrated by Korkut Oztekin with cover art by Declan Shalvey and is expected to wrap up Miller’s early vision of the future cop.

Boom RoboCop panel from early comic book series

Grant also wrote an adaptation of Frank Miller’s script for Robocop 2 with Avatar Press.  Now holding the RoboCop rights previously held by Dynamite Comics, BOOM! is planning on releasing that earlier series as a deluxe hardcover.  Marvel, Dark Horse, Avatar, and Dynamite have all previously published RoboCop titles, making BOOM! the fifth publisher to take on the classic borg policeman.

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So far only this teaser and a few images of the new RoboCop have been released by BOOM!

BOOM RoboCop teaser

The classic character made famous by Peter Weller was previously announced as a reboot film scheduled for a 2014 release.  Here is the new RoboCop in town:

new RoboCop 2014

RoboCop (2014) will star Joel Kinnaman as Alex Murphy/RoboCop, with Samuel L. Jackson (Jackie Brown, Django Unchained, Star Wars prequels), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight, Fifth Element), Jennifer Ehle (The Adjustment Bureau, The King’s Speech, Pride and Prejudice), Michael Keaton (Batman, Beetlejuice, Mr. Mom, Night Shift), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen, Bad News Bears), Jay Baruchel (The Sorceror’s Apprentice, Fanboys), and Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Without a Trace).

Robocop: Last Stand Issue#1 is scheduled for release in August 2013.

C.J. Bunce
Editor
borg.com

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