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.
“Fan Casting” is a new segment where we make our own casting choices for either remakes of classic films or future adaptations.
I decided to start this new segment off by fan casting my all-time favourite film trilogy: STAR WARS. Now I know for most hardcore STAR WARS fans, it is pretty much blasphemous to think about remaking the original trilogy, as they truly are untouchable films. But with this segment being hypothetical, I thought I’d take a crack at it.
Keep in mind, the thinking behind my casting choices is me re-imagining the characters from Lucas’ classic sci-fi/fantasy trilogy.
Below are my casting choices for key characters, along with other side characters for fun.
Reblogging just one more time in-case people my followers missed it the first time around.