A couple of tidbits concerning Jose Padilha’s Robocop reboot have come out recently. For one, the film’s script is apparently getting some work done from Gran Torino scribe Nick Schenk.
MGM already rejected a script done by Darren Aronofsky. It’s currently unknown if by work, they mean that Schenk is completely starting over or just wiping away a few kinks.
The most interesting development to come from the project may be the rumored lead for the sci-fi film. Mr. Gladiator himself, Russell Crowe is rumored to possibly be taking the role of the robotic crime-fighter.
Whether this film is a diehard throwback or loosely rooted homage to original still remains to be seen.
I really hope it deviates from the Paul Verhoeven film because a direct remake wouldn’t work as well with Verhoeven’s film dealing with political satire of the time. What I’m more interested in is how close the rebooted robocop’s design will look by comparison.