Telegraph spoke with José Padilha, director of the “face-meltingly kickass” Elite Squad 2 and the guy helming the RoboCop remake, to get an update on RoboCop. So far we know it’s an origin story about “a man being turned into a product by a corporation” and has a preponderance of drones. (Sidenote: a group of drones should be called a “preponderance”. Or perhaps a “murder” of drones.)
The remake is still set in Detroit, and Padilha talks about what else the remake will retain:
“The satire element of RoboCop is, I think, needed today,” he tells me. “That kind of social, aggressive satire I haven’t seen done well in movies lately. And it’s almost like the politics and violence in the world is asking for this: ‘Someone please make some satire now!’ So we’re going to keep that edge.” [Telegraph via Blastr]
Padilha also didn’t confirm or deny the rumor that Michael Fassbender was being considered for the lead, saying only, “I think he’s amazingly talented”. He also added that Fassbender is so dreamy and his hair smells like strawberries. I made that up.
[Inset picture by Mike Mitchell.]