The Robocop Reboot Lands a Writer

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Deadline reports that MGM’s reboot of “Robocop” has landed a writer in Josh Zetumer, who is expected to work closely with director Jose Padilha on the sci-fi actioner. Padilha, as you’ll recall, was previously hired to direct the reboot, essentially taking over for Darren Aronofsky who was, once upon a time, scheduled to direct the Detroit cyborg cop’s big screen comeback.

Late last year, I reviewed Fox’s Blu-ray release of the “Robocop” trilogy, and I was reminded again just how good Paul Verhoeven’s original movie was. It’s hard to believe that the film was made in the ’80s, because it’s still pretty damn good to this day. But it was also pretty easy to see how badly the franchise dipped in terms of quality with the sequels.

The good news is that Padilha is used to working with gritty action, so give the guy a decent budget and get out of his way, MGM.

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  • Theagent0fgod

    They shouldn’t try to change or modify the suit.

  • http://twitter.com/SoftwreDiplomat William Schubert

    They should make Robo the type of hero that we already see in the police and firemen in Wisconsin. Fighting against OCP, and any governor who decides to take the rights of the people away.

  • http://twitter.com/SoftwreDiplomat William Schubert

    They should make Robo the type of hero that we already see in the police and firemen in Wisconsin. Fighting against OCP, and any governor who decides to take the rights of the people away.

  • Iamforever!!!

    Well i personally think the remake would be really good but not as good as the original,and i have a feeling that they are going to do some major modifications to the new Robocop remake,And what about the execution scene when Murphy gets gunned down,I would like to see that scene happen in the remake !!!

  • Alex Murphy II

    I agree that the first two movies were excellent (specially the first one) and they still impressive nowadays. I don’t understand why people are complaining giving negative thoughts about this imminent reimagination of the franchise. It’s does not mean it will replace the originals. You can still have both original and the new version, and if you are so sure the new film will be so disastrous, simply don’t watch it. What a trolls…

  • michael

    please get michael c. hall to play the role of robocop that would make the movie right

  • Axiom

    Actually lets just not make it at all…the original is great…im so sick of every good movie from the 80’s gettin a remake now and days…from Friday The 13th to Nighmare On Elm Street to Footloose to Halloween to Poltergeist to War Games to Conan toRobocop to….well you get it….damn pll make original movies and stop tryin to make great movies over…get some damn imagination goin and lets get back to the good days of movies again…not sayin there isnt any good ones out because there is…just not many!!!

  • Guest

    Is the trailer official? The soundtrack sounded similar to the one used for Terminator 2!