Published On: Tue, Oct 25th, 2011

Director Jose Padilha talks ‘Robocop,’ Murphy, Michael Fassbender rumors

While screening hit sequel Elite Squad: The Enemy Within played at Fantastic Fest, director Jose Padilha was asked about heading to Hollywood, helming the remake of Robocop. Fans are expecting a redesign and Crave Online asked him just that:

“That I can’t tell otherwise I’m going to give the movie away. We are already doing that, working on the designs so I do already know stuff. Listen, the design has to match the script. You don’t design something out of the blue. You design something that makes sense inside the dramatic universe that you are exploring. So that’s what we’re doing.

Padilha dismissed rumors of casting Michael Fassbender or Chris Pine and confirmed that he has not read Darren Aronofsky’s script for his previous attempt at a reboot. He then explained his favorite elements of the original film.

My favorite part is that the corporation creates him and owns him, but he remembers who he was and they can’t own that.
That’s the greatness of the concept. That’s the concept of RoboCop in a nutshell. That’s the heart and soul of the film. It’s that conflict between stuff trying to own you and you trying to persevere. That’s the heart of the story and it has to be. Any RoboCop that’s worth that name has to talk about that.

Will you still call him Alex Murphy?
Alex Murphy is Alex Murphy, man. You can’t call Batman some other name. Bruce Wayne is Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent is Clark Kent, Alex Murphy is Alex Murphy.

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within opens November 11 in New York and November 18 in Los Angeles for a platform release.

Check out the full report by Crave





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