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Robocop reboot has a writer? And is Fassbender still attached?

February 2nd, 2012 by Marc Comments


MGM have announced that Nick Schenk, screenwriter of Gran Turino, has signed on to pen the Robocop remake, reboot, sidequel…

Jose Padilha, director of Elite Squad, is set to direct and has already got his own idea of what the new movie will explore: “I have my take on it,” Padilha told Superhero Hype, “And I can tell you this: In the first RoboCop, Alex Murphy is shot, gunned down, then you see some hospitals and stuff and then you cut to him as RoboCop. My movie is between those two cuts.”

“How do you make RoboCop?” he ponders. “ How do you slowly bring a guy to be a robot? How do you actually take humanity out of someone and how do you program a brain, so to speak, and how does that affect an individual?”

Rumours still abound that Michael Fassbender, star of X-Men: First Class and every single other movie out in 2011/2012 (not really-ed’s note), is attached to play Alex Murphy (if we need to explain this you need to rent the original!). While we detest the idea of feeding the rumour mill, we will anyway. We love the idea of Fassbender in the role, although we hate the idea of remaking Paul Verhoeven’s classic movie. But if the Fassbender rumour didn’t persist I wouldn’t have had the fun of creating the above graphic.

It’s a little creepy though, isn’t it?

Production will begin later this year, with RoboCop due in 2013.


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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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