Director Jose Padilha talks RoboCop remake

If you're in the camp that hates remakes of existing films and brands them pointless then director Jose Padilha's description of the upcoming RoboCop reboot at least sounds like a step in the right direction.

The Brazilian says he won't simply repeat Paul Verhoeven's work from the 1987 film.

“I love the sharpness and political tone of RoboCop and I think that such a film is now urgently needed. But I will not repeat what Verhoeven has done so clearly and strongly,” Padilha told Dutch entertainment website Film1 .

Perhaps less encouragingly, he also says the film will raise some important issues.

“Instead I try to make a film that will address topics that Verhoeven untreated. If you are a man changes into a robot, how do you do that? What is the difference between humans and robots developed? What is free will? What does it mean to lose your free will? Those are the issues.”

Would you buy that for a dollar?