Latest Robocop Reboot Scribe Drives a Gran Torino

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As much as I bitch and moan and complain about the fact that someone out there is preparing to unleash a “Robocop” reboot, you’d think that I have no interest in the project whatsoever. On the contrary, I’m actually kind of curious to see where director Jose Padhilla takes the project, for better or for worse. Of course, if the whole thing crashes and burns like the fiery, misshapen remains of ED-209, I’ll be there to laugh and point and giggle and say “I told you so!” repeatedly until someone punches me in the face. And I would totally deserve it.

According to various reports, “Gran Torino” scribe Nick Schenk has been brought on to work on the screenplay, which MGM seems to be having some issues with. After all of this talk of a “Robocop” reboot, it’s surprising that they don’t have a script ready to roll. MGM currently hopes to have production underway by this summer, though I’ll have to see it to believe it.

In the meantime, watch our mechanical hero fight a ninja. Seriously!

Via : The Hollywood Reporter

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at) beyondhollywood.com.