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Robocop reboot to be scripted by Josh Zetumer


Robocop got a director earlier last week in the form of Elite Squad helmer Jose Padilha. Now it’s just gotten itself a writer.

And you’ve probably never even heard of him. Despite that, scribe Josh Zetumer has worked behind the scenes on a number of unproduced scripts.

Among those are a fourth Bourne film, a draft of Dune , and a Black List script entitled Infiltrator . He also did a little work on The Darkest Hour .

Now Zetumer’s signed on to bring a new version of Robocop to the screen, but considering none of us really even know who he is, it’s hard to tell what kind of direction he’ll take the new movie in.

With Padilha behind the camera, though, we’re all-but guaranteed a gritty, street-level approach to the visuals. Let’s hope that approach carries through to the plot.