Just when you thought the only thing missing from the world was a bronze homage to RoboCop, Detroit up and announces plans to put a life-sized statue of police officer-turned cyborg in the city.
The 1987 film about a police officer who is brutally murdered by a Detroit gang and then subsequently recreated as a a superhuman cyborg was a cult hit at the time. The RoboCop brand extended to two sequels, a short-lived TV series, video games and figurines.
The Detroit News reports that MGM — the studio that brought us the original “RoboCop” — has licensed the statue project, and so it is only a matter of time before Detroit’s most vigilant crime fighter is properly idolized.
After a social networking campaign went viral last year to create the homage, the effort raised $50,000 in six days.
The statue will be based on the original RoboCop costume, and will be cast in bronze once the model is complete.
The location and completion of the statue have yet to be determined.