RoboCop reboot gets detailed

Posted by CB Droege

The new RoboCop film is in pre-production, but has apparently been stalled by a script rewrite ordered by director Jose Padilha.

As you may recall, the original script was created by popular screenwriter Darren Aronofsky, who left the project and the uncompleted script to new screenwriter, Josh Zetumer.

ecently, however, Padilha tossed out the script, claiming that it didn’t match his vision for the film, meaning that Zetumer has had to start on a new story from scratch.

The original RoboCop told the story of a Detroit police officer who, after a near-fatal shooting, is transformed into a cyborg enforcer who is tasked with stopping a vile corporation from destroying Detroit.

There are lots of good fight scenes, plenty of explosions, and a fair share of corny jokes along the way.

Previously, we reported the film would focus on Murphy's transformation.

At the begining of the first film, after Officer Murphy is shot, we get a montage of his reassembly into RoboCop, which essentially introduces the character. This week, Padilha told SuperHeroHype that his vision for the new film is to expand only on this small part of the original.

The film will cover the part of the story between Murphy’s injury and his final establishment as RoboCop. Presumably, this will be a slower transition, with Murphy receiving only partial upgrades at first, and needing to get used to the implants gradually.

"In the first RoboCop when Alex Murphy is shot, gunned down," said Padihla, "Then you see some hospitals and stuff and then you cut to him as RoboCop. My movie is between those two cuts.”

He went on to reveal that the actor would be American, despite the hope of his fans in Brazil that he might choose a Brazillian actor for the role. "We need an American RoboCop..." He said, "RoboCop is an American guy, his name is Alex Murphy."

No possible actors were mentioned.

RoboCop will likely start shooting next spring or summer, but production and release dates have yet to be announced.