Jose Padilha has told STYD that his upcoming reboot of the “Robocop” franchise will explore in detail a part of the story that Paul Verhoeven’s previous first film only scratched upon – the actual transition from man to machine.
“In the first ‘RoboCop’ when Alex Murphy is shot, gunned down, then you see some hospitals and stuff and then you cut to him as RoboCop. My movie is between those two cuts. How do you make RoboCop? How do you slowly bring a guy to be a robot? How do you actually take humanity out of someone and how do you program a brain, so to speak, and how does that affect an individual?” says Padilha who hopes to begin shooting early next year.
He’s a big fan of the character and added a quick quote about why he likes the property “RoboCop’ the first movie was fantastic, but even if there was no movie, the concept of ‘RoboCop’ is brilliant, first because it lends itself to a lot of social criticism, but also because it poses a question, ‘To when do you lose you humanity?’ The way it does that is by replacing body parts with machine parts, and that’s very smart because guess what? It’s going to happen!”