Jose Padilha directing ROBOCOP reboot
Jose Padilha is currently in negotiations with MGM to direct the ROBOCOP reboot.
Padilha has had major success in his home country of Brazil with ELITE SQUAD and ELITE SQUAD 2: THE ENEMY WITHIN. The sequel raked in over $60 million. The original ROBOCOP was directed in 1987 by Paul Verhoeven and starred Peter Weller. The story followed a cyborg cop killing and arresting criminals in the crime-ridden city of Detroit.
Director Darren Aronofsky had been attached to direct until MGM halted all film productions due to bankruptcy. I am extremely happy that Aronofsky didn’t because it freed him up to direct the WOLVERINE sequel.