RoboCop Reboot Has A Scriptwriter
It’s the scribe who gave us Gran Torino
Director Jose Padilha’s reboot of RoboCop now has a scriptwriter, and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, it’s Gran Torino’s Nick Schenk.
Schenk also wrote the original script for The Judge, which is in development at Warner Bros, and being made by Robert Downey Jr’s production company.
Padilha has said that his version of RoboCop will concentrate on what it’s like for a man to be rebuilt as a machine: “In the first RoboCop when Alex Murphy is shot, gunned down, you see some hospitals and stuff and then you cut to him as RoboCop. My movie is between those two cuts. How do you make RoboCop? How do you slowly bring a guy to be a robot?”
The film is expected to go before the cameras this summer.