RoboCop 2 (Frank Miller)

Looking at unmade science fiction, fantasy, horror and superhero films, television shows and episodes.

Frank_Miller_RoboCop_1

One of the unused scripts for RoboCop 2 was by comic book writer Frank Miller.

BACKGROUND

Edward Nuemeier, who came up with the idea for RoboCop and co-wrote the script had a first draft written but dropped out due to the 1988 writer’s strike.  Meanwhile, the success of Frank Miller’s 1986 comic book mini-series “The Dark Knight Returns” had brought him to Hollywood’s attention.

REJECTION

Frank Miller’s script was deemed “unfilmable” and his script was rewritten by Walon Green.

LEGACY

Miller remained on set during production and even appeared in the film as Frank the Chemist.

Avatar Press’s publisher William Christensen got hold of Miller’s unused script aFrank-Miller-in-Robocopnd the rights to publish RoboCop comics.  Miller was to write an uncensored comic book adaptation of his script, but scheduling issues lead Steven Grant write in under his supervision.  The result – combining Miller’s script with his RoboCop 3 ideas – was released as the 9 issue mini-series, Frank Miller’s RoboCop.

~ DUG.

Advertisements

3 Comments

  1. Pingback: Unmade Film Poll #2 | Unmade Speculative Fiction

  2. Pingback: RoboCop 3 (Frank Miller) | Unmade Speculative Fiction

  3. Pingback: COMIC ISSUES – Unmade Films | Comic Book Stepping On Point

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s