MGM has found a new writer to do rewrites on their Robocop remake. THR reports that Gran Torino's Nick Schenk has been hired to work with director Jose Padilha. There has not been too much news about the remake since Padilha was announced as director.
Even though no one has been cast in the lead, the plan is to begin production this summer. Here is what Padilha had to say in an earlier statement about his plans for the film:
Wars in the future are going to be fought with drones. We won’t send a plane with a pilot in, it will be drone. It’s getting that way now and ten years from now that’s how wars are going to be fought. But what if a drone goes wrong – who is to blame then? Do you blame the drone? And that problem asks if you can you consider a robot guilty of a crime. Or is it the corporation that made the robot that is guilty? How do you fight back against drones when you don’t have drones?
I loved the first Robocop, but the others fell short of the level of action and violence that the first one had. I am interested in seeing Padilha and Schenk's take on this film. What are your thoughts?