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.

The "District 9," "Elysium" and "Chappie" director 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. 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.

Photo credit: RoboCop (2014)