‘RoboCop’ director teases remake

Jose Padhila reveals that his film will fill a gap in the first film

The director of the new RoboCop has revealed that his film will fill a gap left in the original.

Jose Padilha has been selected to reboot Paul Verhoeven‘s 1987 sci-fi classic. And now he has revealed what he has in store for the iconic franchise.

He told Coming Soon: “RoboCop the first movie was fantastic. But even if there was no movie, the concept of RoboCop is brilliant, first because it lends itself to a lot of social criticism, but also because it poses a question, ‘When do you lose your humanity?'”

I have my take on it. And I can tell you this: In the first RoboCop when Alex Murphy is shot, gunned down, then you see some hospitals and stuff and then you cut to him as RoboCop. My movie is between those two cuts.

Expanding on his more philosophical take, Padilha explained: “How do you make RoboCop? How do you slowly bring a guy to be a robot? How do you actually take humanity out of someone and how do you programme a brain, so to speak, and how does that affect an individual?”

Padilha has reportedly been after Michael Fassbender to take on the lead role.