Detroit, the setting for the cult sci-fi flick Robocop, could soon be getting a larger-than-life statue in honour of the movie’s cyborg bobby.
An intiative to help drive tourism into Detroit, the idea was initially turned down by Detroit’s Mayor Dave Bing as the film depicts a dystopian, derelict Detroit. But following a fundrasing drive by artist Jerry Paffendorf that has raised over $50,000 dollars, Motor City may now be getting a statue thta will “protect the innocent, serve the public trust” and uphold the awesome to riff a little on Robocop’s kick-ass catch phrase.
“This could be a multi-hundred-thousand-dollar KickStarter, it’s remarkable”, said Paffendorf in reference to the online fundraising hub. “With all of this publicity, we have a big opportunity to extend this to other projects in Detroit.”
If the plan comes to fruition, the fundraisers hope to make the statue from a variery of materials, with the piece eventually residing either at Comerica Park or the Imagination Station art project near the abandoned Michigan Central Station.
Fancy helping out? The fundraisers are collecting donations right up until the March 29th deadline, and you can send some cash their way by visiting www.detroitneedsrobocop.com . I’d buy that for a dollar.
Via: Slice of Sci-Fi