has been attempting to make a big screen come back for years now, with various filmmakers all turning their hand to the project.
Now, though, MGM appear to have find a man to fill the director’s chair, with
’s Joe Padilha in negotiations to take on the gig.
received acclaimed for its street level action, which dealt with Brazil’s drug culture in a feverish, breathless fashion.
Padilha also helmed award-winning doc
, which means he’s also got a few grey cells to go along with that action mentality – and could mean he’s a surprise perfect fit for
Paul Verhoeven’s original 1987
was celebrated for its satirical wit as much as its iconic imagery, which means the reboot’s director should be able to handle both action and social commentary.
Once Padilha has signed on to the reboot, MGM will finally hire a writer to get the Robocop script off the ground. The MGM revival continues…