With movies being remade and rebooted left, right and centre these days, there was no real surprise, when it was announced that a RoboCop movie reboot was in the works. Since then, there have been a number of rumours surrounding the project, with a whole host of Hollywood stars being tipped for the titular role. Now, the RoboCop reboot director, José Padilha has spoken a little about the themes related to his project.
José explained, “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?”
The most recent Hollywood star to be linked to the RoboCop reboot is X-Men: First Class actor Michael Fassbender. While this would be a great choice for the role, it does seem highly unlikely that José Padilha will be successful in getting Michael on board, as he is very much an actor in big demand right now. With a director of photography and production designer set to come on board very soon, it is surely only a matter of time before the leading man is chosen. RoboCop is set to hit the big screen in 2013.