MGM is prepping its RoboCop remake, and actors such as Chris Pine, Keanu Reeves, Tom Cruise, and Johnny Depp have been mentioned as possible candidates to star. Director José Padilha, who signed on to direct the remake back in March, recently said his top choice for the cyborg cop is Michael Fassbender. Here's what José Padilha had to say about the remake below.
"I'll film RoboCop. I'm indeed writing the script, the writer is here with me in Rio, we've spent over the last 15 days working together, refining the script.
I'll be travelling this friday back to LA, bringing this new version to discuss with the studio, and maybe begin with the casting, selecting actors... and the idea is to begin filming in February or March. That's the idea, you know, we never know in the American movie industry. We're just delivering the project, but also we depend on the schedule of the actors. It's tough.
I can't talk yet, it's too early to speak, but there are some actors I like. I really like Fassbender, I'll talk to him. There's a possibility, and there's a lot of other great actors that would play RoboCop. But that's the idea, to film around January, February, March."
Michael Fassbender is currently attached to At Swim-Two-Birds and Prisoners, but Prisoners does not have a production schedule set yet and At Swim-Two-Birds starts shooting in early 2012. It is possible that Michael Fassbender can squeeze RoboCop into his schedule.