Director José Padilha, the man tasked with helming MGM's upcoming remake of RoboCop recently appeared on Brazillian TV channel Globo 1 & amongst other subjects the Brazilian filmmaker revealed some details on his RoboCop remake he’s co-writing with Joshua Zetumer. The director wants Irish actor Michael Fassbender [X-Men: First Class] for the title role. Hit the jump for the details.
José Padilha: "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 traveling 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 – February or March. That's the idea, y'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 the Fassbender, I'd like to talk to him - 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."
Props to Bleedingcool for the translation.