If you’re within the camp that hates remakes of existing films and types them pointless then director Jose Padilha’s description of the impending RoboCop reboot no less than seems like a step within the right direction. The Brazilian says he won’t simply repeat Paul Verhoeven’s work from the 1987 film. “I love the sharpness and political tone of RoboCop and that i think that the sort of film is now urgently needed. But I CAN’T repeat what Verhoeven has done so clearly and strongly,” Padilha told Dutch entertainment website Film1. Perhaps less encouragingly, he also says the film will raise some important issues. “Instead I ATTEMPT TO make a movie so they can address topics that Verhoeven untreated. In case you are a person changes right into a robot, how do you do this? What’s the difference between humans and robots developed? What’s free will? What does it mean to lose your free will? Those are the issues.” Would you purchase that for a dollar?
Director Jose Padilha talks RoboCop remake