Nick Schenk to Draft RoboCop

The RoboCop reboot is moving forward with director Jose Padilha and has just signed Nick Schenk (Gran Torino) to provide the screenplay. The Hollywood Reporter has the news, saying that MGM is tentatively targeting a summer start.

A reboot of the 1987 Paul Verhoeven film, RoboCop will again 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.

“I have my take on it,” Padilha told Superhero Hype late last year, “And I can tell you this: In the first ‘RoboCop’ when Alex Murphy is shot, gunned down, then you see some hospitals and stuff and then you cut to him as RoboCop. My movie is between those two cuts. How do you make RoboCop? How do you slowly bring a guy to be a robot? How do you actually take humanity out of someone and how do you program a brain, so to speak, and how does that affect an individual?”

Click here to read the full interview with Padilha and check back for further updates on the project as they become available.