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Jose Padilha to Direct "Robocop" Remake

Posted: March 2nd, 2011 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Jose Padilha to Direct "Robocop" RemakeSubmit Comment
It looks like Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) won't be directing the upcoming "Robocop" remake, despite spending the last few years prepping it.

MGM is now in negotiations with Brazilian director Jose Padilha to remake the 1987 film, which was originally helmed by Paul Verhoeven and was about a near-death police officer who becomes a powerful cyborg cop haunted by his memories.

The company is planning to make "Robocop" its first major franchise since the restructuring. Executives were impressed with Padilha's "Elite Squad" movie and the sequel, which grossed over $60 million in Brazil alone. Once the helmer is officially on board, the search for a writer will begin.

"Elite Squad 2" Trailer:


Source: Deadline


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trailertrash writes:
on March 2nd, 2011 at 5:57:30 AM

Who ?
Cinemaisdead writes:
on March 2nd, 2011 at 6:01:36 AM

That elite squad trailer looks pretty cool, still won't compare to city of god though. I don't see why the studio would stop Aronofsky from directing one of the most sought after directors at the moment. Must have boiled down to money, or maybe they just realised that Robocop had to be bad ass and Darren didn't have the minerals.
Scott Baiowulf writes:
on March 2nd, 2011 at 6:06:30 AM

how bout a montage with robocop working out to get back in shape and at the end of the montage he runs up some stairs and celebrates in front of the robocop statue?
WonDerBanGeR writes:
on March 2nd, 2011 at 6:07:29 AM

what happened to aronofsky?
Freudian_Nightmare writes:
on March 2nd, 2011 at 6:20:13 AM

Although the movie looks pretty slick, I don't think he has the same skills as Aronofsky. Arofonsky would've taken RoboCop in a very interesting direction, while this Padilha guy will probably do as the studio wants him to do. But who knows, Aronofsky might be total incompetent to do action, the Wolverine-sequel could be a lot of crap, and Padilha will make the best RoboCop ever.
Cinemaisdead writes:
on March 2nd, 2011 at 6:40:45 AM

I just want a lot of violence, hookers stabbing people in the eye with stilletos, no cop out 80s references reminding us of the original, unknown actor to play Robocop and a sex scene where robocop uses hsi roboc*ck to f*ck a bird and she squirts all over him short circuiting his internal organs.
ceerow writes:
on March 2nd, 2011 at 6:53:09 AM

i saw Elite SQuad 1&2 ... Great Movies, Truly Amazing, i strongly recommend ... But ROBOCOP REMAKE!! iam sceptic about it
boogiel writes:
on March 2nd, 2011 at 6:54:34 AM

Just don't make him look like Iron Man and it'll be alright.
BadChadB33 writes:
on March 2nd, 2011 at 8:40:35 AM

Ok 1st thing it's March 2nd enough with the god damned Bambi ads, I'm sick of that sh*t!!!!

2nd-i don't care who directs this, it'll never compare to the original.
coldplayesence writes:
on March 2nd, 2011 at 9:22:16 AM

"The company is planning to make "Robocop" its first major franchise since the restructuring."

Man, that sounds like a GREAT idea, but here's another one, leave alone the f*cking classics and make some new films.
Crazyhorse writes:
on March 2nd, 2011 at 11:16:29 AM

If they are smart they wont hire union workers from Detroit

This could be costly and time consuming since the only work they will do is strike all day for more money
Ranger writes:
on March 2nd, 2011 at 11:18:13 AM

'near dead'?!

Murphy actually died. That's how
OCP gained control over his body.

About time MGM got the pickle outta their ass and started trying to make $'s again with their best stuff (Bond and Robo).

Hey... how about RoboBond?! Maybe he battles an Giant Octopus or a Mega Shark or something?
trailertrash writes:
on March 2nd, 2011 at 11:29:09 AM

What about Kevin Smith or Shannon Price, Or Maybe both.

Ranger writes:
on March 2nd, 2011 at 11:34:00 AM

Annnnndddd I just threw up a bit... again.
trailertrash writes:
on March 2nd, 2011 at 11:48:09 AM

Sorry about that ... (again)

trailertrash writes:
on March 2nd, 2011 at 11:57:48 AM

This guy had a quicky in the back of his van with Lohan ....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjEdLuqK1RQ
bandolero999 writes:
on March 2nd, 2011 at 1:40:25 PM

Why not rehire paul verhoeven again.I believe his last movie was hollow man and he hasn't worked much lately, he'll do a great job at it with classics like starship troopers,totall recall
trailertrash writes:
on March 2nd, 2011 at 1:50:59 PM

Dont forget errrr Showgirls as well.
Rambo writes:
on March 2nd, 2011 at 3:17:10 PM

best robocop movie ever:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGva3yU8RZw
trailertrash writes:
on March 2nd, 2011 at 3:29:46 PM

That was pretty darn good Rambo ....
Rodan writes:
on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:19:56 PM

Elite Squad was f*cking brilliant. I haven't seen the second one but if it wasn't for City of God, Elite Squad would be Brazil's cinematic flagship. He is a master of violence and I expect to see tons in RoboCop. Seriously, everyone go see Elite Squad. Don't know that it holds a candle to City of God but they are way different anyway. City of God had an outstanding narrative and like I said, Elite Squad brought brutal realism. Can't wait for RoboCop now.
trailertrash writes:
on March 2nd, 2011 at 4:34:31 PM

Good info Rodan.

Must be honest never heard of the guy. But that Elite Squad 2 trailer looked ok and being the master of Brazilian violence that is perfect for the this new Robo Cop movie.
minkowski writes:
on March 2nd, 2011 at 5:12:02 PM

MGM is really gambling, aren't they, hiring this unknown guy to helm one of their flagship properties when theyre barely out of the hole. I hope they know something we don't, because Robocop was a trick to get right the first time, and doing it again and getting asses in the seats more than two decades later for a cult classic may be a hard road to take.

As for the statue:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41769254/ns/travel-destination_travel/
trailertrash writes:
on March 2nd, 2011 at 5:24:06 PM

Will Chicago ever have a Jeffrey Jones (Ferris Bueller's Day Off & sex case) statue at one of it's schools i wonder ...
minkowski writes:
on March 2nd, 2011 at 6:06:05 PM

Dunno, but it's high time Milwaukee got a Jeffrey Dahmer statue.
Nihilistic Michael Maus writes:
on March 2nd, 2011 at 11:52:51 PM

Who ?

* sorry, I am INTENTIONALLY stealing the response of trailertrash.

Just like Charlie Sheen stealing time from my busy day trying NOT to show his drug addiction on ABC interviews.
Nihilistic Michael Maus writes:
on March 2nd, 2011 at 11:54:09 PM

minkowski writes:
on March 2nd, 2011 at 6:06:05 PM

Dunno, but it's high time Milwaukee got a Jeffrey Dahmer statue.


@minkowski

Don't forget the additional sculpture of Dahmer's refrigerator, door open and body parts found in the icebox.
Nihilistic Michael Maus writes:
on March 2nd, 2011 at 11:55:38 PM

I say if they want to represent Detroit correctly at this point, they oughta just get a taxidermist stuffing Peter Weller, spraying him with formaldehyde and standing him in front of a lit, open oil barrel.

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