Sunday, September 25, 2011

ROBOCOP (News Update)

Brazilian helmer Jose Padilha has the unenviable task of remaking the classic sci-fi satire RoboCop. Not much is known about the film at the moment, but the director recently spoke to the Dutch website Film 1 about the project. The awkward Google translation follows:

"I love the sharpness and political tone of RoboCop, and I think that such a film is now urgently needed," he says when asked about director Paul Verhoeven's original. "But I will not repeat what Verhoeven has done so clearly and strongly. Instead I try to make a film that will address topics that Verhoeven untreated. If you are a man changes into a robot, how do you do that? What is the difference between humans and robots developed? What is free will? What does it mean to lose your free will?"
Michael Fassbender wanted for RoboCop

Director José Padilha has revealed the actor he wants to play the title role in his planned remake of Robocop.

Bleeding Cool points out this interview that Padilha recently did where he said, "There are some actors I like [for the role of Robocop]. I like Michael Fassbender very much. I'm going to talk to him, and he's a real possibility. But there are great actors who could play Robocop."

Fassbender recently wowed audiences with his turn as Magneto in X-Men: First Class, and is currently winning raves for his performances in the upcoming indies Shame and A Dangerous Method. He'll also appear in Ridley Scott's sci-fi epic Prometheus.

Do you love or hate the idea of Michael Fassbender as Robocop? Sound off in the Comments below!

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