José Padilha Talks About What His Take On RoboCop Will Be
Director José Padilha recently sat down to talk about what his vision for RoboCop is going to be, as well as says he plans on casting an American for the role of Alex Murphy.
While chatting with Coming Soon RoboCop director José Padilha talked a little bit about what we might see from his version of the character. He also said that he hopes to be able to start filming early next year. Another thing that was touched on was that with some many people from different countries being cast in American superhero roles, Padilha said he plans to keep the role of Alex Murphy American.
"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!"
"I have my take on it, and I can tell you this: 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?"
"We need an American RoboCop, man. RoboCop is an American guy, his name is Alex Murphy."
As stated above Padilha is shooting to start shooting the movie early next year, which looks to be a tall order considering he hasn't even found his Alex Murphy yet.
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