MGM’s tapped Josh Zetumer (Dune, The Infiltrator) to pen the reboot of its RoboCop franchise, reports Variety.
The revived studios signed Brazilian director Jose Padilha last week to helm Robocop as MGM begins to emerge as a player in market in wake of emerging from its pre-packaged bankruptcy late last year with a $500 million cash infusion.
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.
Robocop had been fast-tracked three years ago as the first potential tentpole to come together under Mary Parent’s regime, with director Darren Aronofsky attached at one point.