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MGM Plugs Back into ‘RoboCop’ Project

Any excuse I have to post the final scene from the 1987 RoboCop puts a giant smile on my face.

With Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky focusing his attention on Wolverine (in what I will guarantee will be his last “big studio” movie), MGM has turned their attention to Brazilian director Jose Padilha (Elite Squad) to direct the reboot of Paul Verhoeven’s infamous man-turned-machine genre film Robocop, reports Deadline.

The original was about a cop who was near death and was drafted to become a powerful cyborg cop, until suppressed memories of his past life come back to haunt him. Peter Weller played the character in the original him in the original and the 1990 sequel.

The site adds that MGM has targeted Robocop as its first major franchise play, and they worked hard to find a filmmaker who could play on a global field.


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