ROBOCOP Remake Taps THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Scribe for Script Rewrites
Robocop, a remake of the 1987 sci-fi/action film that features a cybernetic law enforcement officer who patrols the streets of Detroit, is currently in development at MGM Studios and will be directed by José Padilha.
In a dystopic & crime ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg with submerged memories haunting him. His directives are clear: serve the public trust, protect the innocent and uphold the law. He is Robocop.
Robocop will be brought back to the silver screen with director José Padilha (best known for his Tropa de Elite/Elite Squad action film series). Joel Kinnaman, most known for his role in the new AMC crime thriller The Killing which is prepping to enter it's second season, will play the title character as well as his human counterpart Officer Alex J. Murphy -- a role originally portrayed to widespread praise by Peter Weller. Josh Zetumer (Quantum of Solace, Untitled 4th Entry to the Bourne franchise) wrote the first draft of the script, and screenwriter Nick Schenk (Gran Torino) helped with the last rewrite.
It's now been revealed that James Vanderbilt, screenwriter for Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man and Total Recall reboot, has been brought on board to polish the script before production begins. Kinnaman, the film's star, recently let loose a torrent of details that explain how the remake will differ from the original; that information can be found HERE. Robocop is prepping to film sometime later this year; no theatrical release date has been scheduled yet.