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Robocop Reboot Gets Writer Josh Zetumer

11 March 2011 12:04 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

MGM has found its RoboCop writer.

The studio is hiring Joshua Zetumer to script the reboot of the 1987 science fiction film about a cop brought back from death and drafted to become a remorseless and ruthless cyborg cop. That plan is subverted when suppressed memories of his past life come back to haunt him.

MGM recently hired Brazilian director Jose Padilha, helmer of the cop franchise Elite Squad and the documentary Bus 174. Jose Padilha and Joshua Zetumer will collaborate closely in reinventing the film.

Joshua Zetumer recently wrote the script for The Infiltrator, the spy thriller script is set at Warner Bros as a potential starring vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio. He also wrote drafts of Dune when Peter Berg was going to direct that remake at Paramount, and he scripted a fourth installment of The Bourne Identity before Universal instead developed a spinoff. Zetumer just turned in Vale, a supernatural »

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Robocop Eyes Director Jose Padilha

1 March 2011 12:47 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

MGM is in negotiations with Brazilian director Jos&#233 Padilha to helm their reboot of RoboCop. We reported just a few weeks back that RoboCop was among the several projects MGM is moving forward with, now that they have emerged from bankruptcy.

Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky had previously been attached to direct the reboot, before the studio shelved all of their projects due to their bankruptcy proceedings. However, after Darren Aronofsky took on The Wolverine directing job, he became unavailable since MGM wants to make this their first major project under the new studio leadership.

Robocop first hit theaters in 1987, starring Peter Weller as Alex J. Murphy, a Detroit cop who survives a near-death experience and becomes a new half-man, half-robot crime fighter known as Robocop. The action-adventure spawned two sequels with Robocop 2 in 1990 and RoboCop 3 in 1993.

No production schedule was revealed for the RoboCop remake.

RoboCop is in development .

Robocop was released January 1st, »

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