MGM is currently prepping the ROBOCOP remake, with director Jose Padilha attached to helm the movie. Previously, possible candidates such as Chris Pine, Keanu Reeves, Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp have been mentioned to lead the remake as the ill-fated Officer Alex Murphy who will eventually becomes Robocop. But according to Padilha, his top choice for the cyborg cop is none others than Michael Fassbender. And why him? Check out his statement 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 a very busy actor these days, with quite a number of high-profile movies he's been involved these recent years. He's certainly an interesting choice to play Alex Murphy/Robocop.