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Michael Fassbender Wanted For Robocop?
He's on Jose Padilha's wishlist

26 September 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Globo 1 (via Bleeding Cool)

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Michael Fassbender Wanted For Robocop?

Less a casting announcement and more a statement of directorial intent, Elite Squad director Jose Padilha has revealed that he intends to speak to Michael Fassbender with regard to his pending Robocop remake.

"It's early yet," Padilha admitted on a Brazilian TV show, but I really like Michael Fassbender. I'll talk to him. There's a possibility..." Far from concrete then, but an indicator that the the director plans to fill the metal suit with an actor more than capable of some affecting murdered-cyborg emoting, alongside the serving of the public trust, protecting of the innocent and upholding of the law. Peter Weller's are big robot boots to fill (Robert Burke's, not so much), but Fassbender is currently playing another synthetic elsewhere... Would he be interested?

The new Robocop stumbled during the MGM shenanigans, and lost its mooted director Darren Aronofsky along the way. We can only imagine what his version might have amounted to, but after talking with the likes of Robert Rodriguez and David Slade, the studio's alighting at Padilha is an interesting and exciting choice. The grittily excellent Elite Squad films made more money at the Brazilian box office than Avatar, and the second is this year's Brazilian nomination for Oscar consideration.

Padilha is currently fine-tuning the Robocop screenplay with buzzy young writer Josh Zetumer, and the director confirms that the action will take place, as before, in dystopian Detroit. He's currently in LA, hammering out the details that will allow him to start shooting in the spring.


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Robocopy
Not a fan of all the remakes and loved robocop! However the effects could do with being cleaned up (agree with the digital clean up a re release comment) and the unfortunate sequels being sent to the bottom of a very deep and murky ocean so human eyes cannot stumble on them again! More

Posted by leetee80 at 08:10 on 27 September 2011 | Report This Post

come on sal,the tigers are playing.......TONIGHT!!! More

Posted by Lur at 04:43 on 27 September 2011 | Report This Post

After Batman Begins
this is another I wonder what Aronofsky version would be like films!! Don't see the need for a remake personally!! They should put the budget of this towards doing a nice digital clean up of the original and rereleasing it in t'cinema!! More

Posted by Andybee76 at 20:03 on 26 September 2011 | Report This Post

Fassbender would be great... IF
...the world would really need another Robocop-movie. Verhoeven and Neumeier nailed it with Robocop 1987. This is a pitch-perfect motion picture, and my personal favourite movie of all time. Yes, i love Robocop that much. "Can you fly, Bobby?" More

Posted by Roderich at 12:41 on 26 September 2011 | Report This Post

Fassbender as Murphy!
YES PLEASE! That would 7 shades of AWESOME! More

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