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.