BleedingCool got a chance to talk to José Padilha, the director of the “face-meltingly kickass” Elite Squad 2 and the guy helming the RoboCop remake, which he’s said in the past would basically be an origin story. He tells BleedingCool is not as centered around police corruption as he ably handled the subject in Elite Squad 2. Rather, he says, the story is about “a man being turned into a product by a corporation.” He says he’s in “soft prep” now and will start casting soon. (Last we heard, the studio still wanted Chris Pine for the Alex Murphy role.) Padilha also discusses the plot:
Wars in the future are going to be fought with drones. We won’t send a plane with a pilot in, it will be drone. It’s getting that way now and ten years from now that’s how wars are going to be fought.
But what if a drone goes wrong – who is to blame then? Do you blame the drone?
And that problem asks if you can you consider a robot guilty of a crime. Or is it the corporation that made the robot that is guilty? [...]
How do you fight back against drones when you don’t have drones?
How? With RoboCop on a unicorn, of course. Where he’s going, we don’t need drones. *sunglasses*