Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Robocop Reboot back in the works. Padilha may direct.

MGM is reportedly lining up Brazilian filmmaker Jose Padilha to direct their long-gestating remake of Robocop.

Oscar nominee Darren Aronofsky had long been attached to the project, but now Deadline reports that MGM is negotiating with Elite Squad director Padilha to succeed him.

"Reconstituted under Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum, 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," according to Deadline. "Once Padilha is aboard, they will set a writer who'll work under the director's supervision."

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