July 11 (UPI) -- District 9, Elysium and Chappie director Neill Blomkamp is slated to helm the next installment in the RoboCop film franchise, MGM Studios announced Wednesday.
"Justin Rhodes Rewriting Sequel Script By Creators Ed Neumeier & Michael Miner #Robocop," the company tweeted.
Blomkamp retweeted the post and added, "Very excited about this."
The first film in the sci-fi series about a cyborg crimefighter was released in 1987. It was followed by two sequels, a television show and a 2014 reboot.
Deadline.com reported the next chapter -- RoboCop Returns -- will be a sequel set in the original universe. Neumeier and Miner are producing and executive producing the project respectively.
No casting has been announced.