Earlier this month, we received word that Joe Padilha ("Elite Squad" films) was in talks to direct the RoboCop reboot at MGM, but it looks like he’s been on board for a while. A week later it was also reported that Josh Zetumer will write the script for the film.
Now, Motion TV Online got a chance to talks Padilha about the project. You can watch the interview using the player below (subtitles kick-in at the 3:20 mark), and we’ve also posted his answers in text below the video.
Q: How are the RoboCop negotiations?
Q: It is already closed?
Q: Really? We received that news only on March 1st, but it seems like you’ve been talking about it for some time, is that correct?
Q: This is something that can work out really well or… I mean, because there’s a lot of expectations around this, how are your expectations?
Q: MGM was looking for a globally appealing director. Why do you think they chose you?
Q: So when can we expect RoboCop to come out?
RoboCop, a reboot of the 1987 Paul Verhoeven film, will tell the story of a police officer who, after nearly being killed in the line of duty, is rebuilt as a crime-fighting cyborg. The original film spawned two sequels and multiple television series spinoffs.