MGM has signed on Gran Torino writer Nick Schenk to work on the RoboCop screenplay for José Padilha, who is attached to direct the action sci-fi reboot.

Nick Schenk previously worked with José Padilha on the action thriller Tri-Border.

MGM has been trying to revive the RoboCop franchise, which launched with the 1987 film directed by Paul Verhoeven. The studio is aiming for a summer start, but no one has yet been cast in the title role.