Robocop: Lawn Protector? The RoboCop reboot gets a new screenwriter

NickSchenkThe Hollywood Reporter has a nice little exclusive in which it is revealed that MGM has hired GRAN TORINO scribe Nick Schenk to do some work on the RoboCop reboot's screenplay.

Since MGM has said that they are going to shoot for a summer start date, does this mean you can maybe possible perhaps hope for some more news on the production soon? Maybe Michael Fassbender will be in it? Who knows.

Here's a recap of director Jose Padilha's explanation of why his movie won't just "be a rehash of the original," and what it will address instead: "‘RoboCop’ the first movie was fantastic,” he told us. “But even if there was no movie, the concept of ‘RoboCop’ is brilliant, first because it lends itself to a lot of social criticism, but also because it poses a question, ‘When do you lose you humanity?’ The way it does that is by replacing body parts with machine parts, and that’s very smart because guess what? It’s going to happen!” “I have my take on it,” he continued, “And I can tell you this: In the first ‘RoboCop’ when 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? 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?”

Extra Tidbit: What's the one reboot you would do anything to stop from happening?



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