Brazilian director Jose Padilha in talks to helm ‘Robocop’ remake

March 3rd, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, Mar 3 (ANI): Brazilian filmmaker Jose Padilha is reportedly in talks to direct the proposed remake of ‘Robocop’.

The project is a big priority for the newly reconstituted MGM, which met with directors, including Robert Rodriquez and David Slade (’The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’) last week.

However, Padilha, the director of the violent Brazilian ‘Elite Squad’ cop movies, has emerged as their top choice, reports the New York Daily News.

There is no screenwriter currently attached to the project.

The 1987 original, directed by Paul Verhoeven, featured a cop who is brought back from the brink of death in the form of a cyborg with no memories of his prior life. It spawned two sequels.

‘Robocop’ could act as the Hollywood debut for Padilha, whom the town has been high on since he directed 2007’s ‘Elite Squad’.

The helmer was attached at one stage to direct ‘The Sigma Protocol’, an adaptation of a Robert Ludlum novel, but has since moved on. (ANI)

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