The Hollywood Reporter tells us MGM has hired Nick Schenk to do some script work on the Robocop remake, or reboot, whatever I honestly don’t know (or care) what difference is. Jose Padilha (Elite Squad: The Enemy Within) is still attached to direct, assuming this movie ever gets made. Is it just me or does it seem like this has been in the pipeline since forever?
A few years ago Darren Aronofsky was attached to write and direct, but, as seems to be the trend, he dropped out. Why does this keep happening with him? The same thing happened with The Wolverine. My guess is Aronofsky wants to do a big tent pole film, but the studios are a little nervous about giving him full creative control. Most likely because his films tend to be a little more cerebral than most and this makes the studios nervous. Its a shame, just imagine what a filmmaker like Aronofksy could bring to a big budget pic like Robocop or The Wolverine. He’s a great original voice in film. Black Swan and The Fountain are two of my favorite films of all time.
I have seen any of Padilha’s Elite Squad films, but from what I’ve heard they’re quite good. I’m sure he’ll do a great job with Robocop if it ever actually gets made. The goal is to start production this summer, but there’s still a lot of work to do before that, so I’ll believe it when I see it.
Who would you like to see as Robocop? Please don’t say Michael Fassbender. Yes, he’s a very good actor, but he’s rumored for every role under the sun lately. Lets try and think a little outside the casting box on this one.
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter