MGM continues to rebuild as they’ve has hired Gran Torino screenwriter Nick Schenk to work on the screenplay for their reboot of RoboCop, writes THR. Jose Padilha is still attached to direct the action sci-fi reboot.
MGM has been developing a new take on the RoboCop franchise, which launched with the 1987 film directed by Paul Verhoeven, for years. The studio is hoping for a summer start, but no one has yet been cast in the title role, although we can confirm that the studio likes Michael Fassbender for the role.
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 and the 1990 sequel.