José Padilha’s Version of Robocop Will Document the Creation Process

Ever wanted to know what it takes to actually bring a robotic police officer to life? If “Elite Squad” director and “Robocop” remake mastermind José Padilha has anything to say about it, you’re going to find out. According to a recent interview, the filmmaker explains that his reimagining of the franchise will show how, exactly, Robocop is made, right down to the gory little details. I must admit, the more I hear about the project, the more intrigued I am. Damn you, José Padilha! Damn you!

Here are the specifics, courtesy of Coming Soon:

“‘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, ‘To 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?”

Although the very thought of a “Robocop” remake is enough to send me into a geeky cinematic rage, I am kind of curious to see how Padilha handles the material. If nothing else, at least he seems to want to put his own person stamp on the project. I’ve yet to see “Elite Squad”, but I’m going to try my best to solve this problem as soon as possible.

Via : Coming Soon



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  • Fecruz

    Elite squad is great!