MGM has found its RoboCop writer.
The studio is hiring Joshua Zetumer to script the reboot of the 1987 science fiction film about a cop brought back from death and drafted to become a remorseless and ruthless cyborg cop. That plan is subverted when suppressed memories of his past life come back to haunt him.
MGM recently hired Brazilian director Jose Padilha, helmer of the cop franchise Elite Squad and the documentary Bus 174. Jose Padilha and Joshua Zetumer will collaborate closely in reinventing the film.
Joshua Zetumer recently wrote the script for The Infiltrator, the spy thriller script is set at Warner Bros as a potential starring vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio. He also wrote drafts of Dune when Peter Berg was going to direct that remake at Paramount, and he scripted a fourth installment of The Bourne Identity before Universal instead developed a spinoff. Zetumer just turned in Vale, a supernatural action thriller script at Warner Bros.