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