Jose Padhila’s ROBOCOP To Be… A Medical Drama?

Director Jose Padhila wants to see more of the creation of Robocop.

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Talking to Coming Soon he said:

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?

Okay, despite the headline of this piece I understand it's unlikely that Padhila is being literal (that said, if he had the balls to make a Diving Bell & The Butterfly version of Robocop, I'm paying to see it ten times). I'm assuming what he means is that he wants to get more into what it means for a man to become a robocop. Which I thought the original film handled fine.


Of course, a movie where Robocop is in a hospital bed and develops a touching romance with a nurse and an understanding of himself could easily be PG-13.