RoboCop (1987) is almost 30 years old, but its legacy as a cult classic lives on, kind of like its titular character. The fanfare just might be growing, as evidenced by a new effort to raise funds for a documentary on the film, appropriately titled RoboDoc: The Creation of RoboCop.
The team behind the project, Cult Screenings UK Ltd, has started a Kickstarter to secure funds for their feature-length film and are already well on their way to getting backed, with over half of their goal raised and 28 days to go (at the time of writing). It isn’t their first foray into documenting the making of underground classics; previous works include Leviathan: The Story of 'Hellraiser' and 'Hellbound: Hellraiser II' and You're so cool, Brewster! The Story of 'Fright Night.'
For loyalists who might be worried about protecting the sanctity of the franchise, fear not: the project already has support from director Paul Verhoeven and dozens of other members of the cast and crew who’ve agreed to participate in the feature. RoboDoc promises to not only tell the story of the original movie, but the 30-year history of the property including the sequels.
In the Kickstarter video, director Christopher Griffiths says of the film: “This movie has everything going for it: action, satire, special effects, comedy, and blood … lots of blood.”
What else could you want? We’ll crowdfund that for a dollar. (That also happens to be the name of the first fundraising tier, though you’ll have to contribute about $2.89. Inflation, man.)