The director of the upcoming RoboCop re-imagining, acclaimed Brazilian filmmaker José Padilha, has come forward with a few more details about the direction he’ll be taking with the source material.
Padilha announced earlier that he would not be making a straight remake, nor would he be going in the direction of the 2010 Darren Aronofsky script (Aronofsky was also originally attached to direct). Yesterday, in an interview with Coming Soon, Padilha further elaborated on his intent:
“I have my take on it, 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?”
Padilha is known for his widely acclaimed documentary Bus 174 and his critically acclaimed Elite Squad series of films. His works frequently deal with police abuses and the effects of police and political corruption on society, making him a natural choice for the satire and social critique of RoboCop.