‘Robocop’ Eyes Michael Fassbender

Director Jose Padilha wants to meet with the ‘X-Men: First Class’ star in the near future for this MGM remake.
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‘Robocop’ Eyes Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender is an early candidate to star in RoboCop 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.

CLICK HERE to watch the video interview with director José Padilha. He first mentions RoboCop at the 5:58 mark, but the interview is conducted in Portugese.

RoboCop was released February 12th, 2014.

Sources:G1, Bleeding Cool
Tags:Robocop

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  • instead8909 • 3 years ago

    With all the choices Michael would be better at it.

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    • cyn-de-harven • 3 years ago

      I thought Pine would be good, but Fassbender would be a great choice.

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      • RyanMoranMita • 4 years ago

        i think he could be good as him since he was amazing in xmen first class

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        • skywise • 4 years ago

          Would be very cool if Fassbender got the part. That might actually make this worth watching.

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          • themime • 4 years ago

            @dadarkknight The Mime agrees.......Fassbender is a very welcome candidate.

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            • dan1 • 4 years ago

              @2movieguys You say that about every actor/actress being eyed for every role. Enough already.

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              • glacia • 4 years ago

                @slysnide - "I never saw the Robocop films" You didn't miss much unless you like to watch bad movies for a laugh. I saw the first one and all I could think is "one shot to the mouth and the movie is over".

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                • twistedsmile • 4 years ago

                  @bawnian-dexeus I guess that rules me out then (drum roll!)

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                  • 2movieguys • 4 years ago

                    Don't sell out Michael Fassbender!!

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                    • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

                      @twistedsmile Nah, too much of a pretty boy

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                      • err2005 • 4 years ago

                        Works for me; I like this guy.

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                        • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 4 years ago

                          @twistedsmile -- I actually think Michael Fassbender would be a better "RoboCop", interesting choice, though.

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                          • ChiRep-1 • 4 years ago

                            @twistedsmile I can see it.

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                            • twistedsmile • 4 years ago

                              I think Wentworth Miller would be a good candidate.

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                              • dadarkknight • 4 years ago

                                As a matter of fact he did such a good job as Magneto in the x-men movies I cannot watch the old movies with the other actor in it lol

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                                • dadarkknight • 4 years ago

                                  I think it would be an awesome choice because I see this guy actually being more of a cyborg than chris pine. P.S. He was awesome in all his films so far 300, Inglorious Bastards, and X-men

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                                  • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

                                    @jasonkat Yeah, a more agile Robocop.

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                                    • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

                                      @ejk1 First one will always be a favorite for me

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                                      • jasonkat • 4 years ago

                                        Hey the story is wat matters most at this point, I dont want sum top star with a low budget film. I want an unknown star in a blockbuster film.

                                        The old robocop film was "good" but not great. It felt like it needed sumthing im not sure wat tho. good movie tho. Then part2 and 3 came out and all hell broke losr, dumbest movie ever.

                                        So thats kinda why i want them to get the movie right, i want whoever is robocop to return for a part2 3 ect, not keep changing this guy like the old movie. same thing w his partner.

                                        On top of that the 80s had really bad special/fxs, Like that robot that had 2 biog guns on each side i 4got wat it was called, anyways there was parts in the film where it looked so fake. But the stuff we have now i know 4 a fact he will look pretty much real. as well as the rest. So lets hope we get a decent film.

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