Deadline reports that Josh Zetumer has been hired to write the remake of “RoboCop”, with the previously-announced Jose Padilha directing. Zetumer has worked on “Quantum of Solace” (doing a rewrite), a 175-page adaptation of Frank Herbet’s “Dune”, and the spec “The Infiltrator”, of which Leonardo Di Caprio has optioned.
As we reported last year, Darren Aronofsky will not be directing MGM’s “RoboCop” reboot.
Following it’s many delays, largely stemming from MGM’s financial troubles at the time, Aronofsky “lost interest in the project” we reported last July. Apparently the film the “Black Swan” helmer planned to make would’ve cost somewhere within the region of $150m and with the lion barely able to make repayments on their office furniture, that was out of the question. Bored of the back-and-forwards, Aronofsky jumped ship to Fox’s “Wolverine” sequel.
So how do you make a “RoboCop” movie as ambitious as the one Aronofsky wanted to do but at half the cost? Well, for starters, you don’t hire Aronofsky to direct.
Deadline reports that Brazilian director Jose Padilha is in talks to direct the film, a remake of Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 classic. MGM were apparently impressed by some Portuguese-language films that Padilha directed – namely “Elite Squad 2″, a low-budget actioner that went on to make over $60m on home soil.
Oh, and the budget of the new “RoboCop”? Now $80 million.
Gotta say, while I’m curious to see what Padilha comes up with, I aren’t have as intrigued as what I would’ve been had Aronofsky’s “RoboCop” came to fruition.
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Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.