Hot on the heels of recent discussions about a Robocop reboot gaining traction again, there now appears to be some more news about a possible director attached to the project. It seems that director Jose Padilha is currently in talks about taking over the role which had previously been rumoured to have Darren Aronofsky attached.
If production on the reboot is to proceed in the short term future the studio will obviously need to look beyond Aronofsky who will likely be busy on the Wolverine sequel for the time being.
Jose Padilha is an award winning Brazilian director with a relatively short number of films in his filmography including several documentaries as well as the commercial and critical (but controversial) success ‘The Elite Squad’ which was released in 2007. This film is a semi-fictional account of the Special Police Operations Battalion of the Rio de Janeiro Military Police and spawned a successful sequel in 2010.
Stay tuned for more news as it progresses.