Neill Blomkamp, director of MGM's in development Robocop reboot film, has named his pick for who should take the role of Alex Murphy in his film: Peter Weller, the actor to originally hold the role.
Blomkamp stated he'd like Weller in the role in response to a fan asking who he'd cast. It's unclear if Blomkamp's comments were an indicator that Weller is already involved in the film.
Peter Weller— Neill Blomkamp (@NeillBlomkamp) August 13, 2018
However, Blomkamp stated when he got the job that his film was a "sequel" - though he did not specify if it would be a sequel to the original film series, or a sequel to the 2014 reboot which starred Joel Kinnaman in the title role.
No projected release date for Blomkamp's Robocop film has been announced.