New ‘RoboCop’ Might Get A Brazilian
Padilha hasn't had much recognition here stateside, but rocked Brazilian box offices with Elite Squad and last year's sequel, Elite Squad 2. The latter was Brazil's highest grossing film, pulling in $60mm. Both these films are taut crime dramas, so look for a focus on characters and story. Did someone say "gritty?"
A Robocop remake has actually been kicked around for a while, at one pointBlack Swan's Darren Aronofsky attached to it until he realized that he was Darren Aronofsky and the project was a RoboCop remake. The word is that this time around they would like to make RoboCop a legitimate franchise, instead of just following the original with a bunch of cinematic abortions and jetpacks. (Deadline)