RoboCop remake gets a screenwriter

Gran Torino's Nick Schenk will write the script

Work on the forthcoming RoboCop reboot continues to move forward, with MGM announcing that Gran Torino screenwriter Nick Schenk has signed on to write the script.

One of a raft of classic properties that MGM is seeking to revive (see this week’s news story about Joe Carnahan’s Death Wish revamp), RoboCop will be directed by Jose Padilha, who has outlined his plan to delve deeper into how Alex Murphy became a cyborg.

“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 continues. “ 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?"

No further casting news has been released as yet, but rumours linking Michael Fassbender to the project refuse to go away. We’re yet to be convinced by the need to reboot RoboCop, but if Fassbender were attached, we’d admit to having our interest piqued.

Production is set to begin later this year, with RoboCop is expected to open at some point in 2013.

Do you want to see RoboCop rebooted? Tell us, below.

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    • Hadouken76

      Feb 1st 2012, 14:54

      “ 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?" No-one cared about that.This isn't an Ethan Hawke mumble-thon we are talking about, everyone was just waiting for the big guy to go blasting some perps with his F*cck-off handgun.

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    • 2Dglasses

      Feb 1st 2012, 15:44

      he became a cyborg through magic, ok?! if you actually take it seriously- as verhoeven rightly did NOT- the whole thing falls apart. I remain naively hopeful that this will in the end be an alternative Robocop 2 or 3, with the death of murphy pre-credits and the montage of him being made over the credits. fassbender would be great in the bob morton role, lets have someone obscure as murphy/robocop ok? michael ironside as dick jones.

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    • BobbyTwoTimes

      Feb 1st 2012, 16:13

      How can I put this maturely..........................WHO.............FCUKING............CARES???!!!!!!!

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    • Trickycustomer

      Feb 1st 2012, 16:32

      This idea sounds more like a documentary than a sci fi action film, if he can beat the "Cain vs Robocop Fight" then i ll pay to see it.

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    • Hadouken76

      Feb 1st 2012, 17:01

      someone distract Bobbytwotimes with pictures of Kelly Brook...

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    • alexr

      Feb 1st 2012, 17:07

      Is it a complete Robocop reboot, or just his software?

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    • alexr

      Feb 1st 2012, 17:41

      c**p Jokes R Us...

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    • bolshie

      Feb 1st 2012, 22:49

      You wanna do a film about being turned into a robot. Why does it need to be "Robocop" why not a soldier, a fireman, a normal Joe. How about a soldier injured and waking up to find he's a tank or a airplane or some kind of armoured mech. Or a ordinary man badly injured being "saved" by being turned into a (mostly) machine . Is he human or not, how does his family , society react, accept him? But no! Hollywood thinks we're sheep and unless its a name we know and love we wont see it... like zombies "Is Robocop...is good..must go see Robocop....." Sergio Leone did not "reboot" "Yojimbo" he made it his own story,"A Fist full of Dollars". As did Walter Hill with "Last man Standing". Proving it is possible to tell the same story differently without needing the "franchise" to sell it.

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    • murphy

      Feb 2nd 2012, 10:37

      Leave it the hell alone you @rsewipes! I mean the script for Gran Torino was good and Fassbenders ok but the directors idea for the film is terrible! I love the original it's one of my all time favourites and i do not want to see it F u cked with!

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    • Trickycustomer

      Feb 2nd 2012, 15:14

      Someone call Paul verhoven and tell him to do another Robocop film. If he is doubtful then maybe he should see what sir Ridley is Upto with the alien franchise. Original directors coming back to original films, could catch on....

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