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'Robocop' Eyes Michael Fassbender

Director Jose Padilha wants to meet with the 'X-Men: First Class' star in the near future for this MGM remake.
Michael Fassbender is an early candidate to star in RoboCop
Michael Fassbender is an early candidate to star in RoboCop
MGM is prepping its RoboCop remake, and actors such as Chris Pine, Keanu Reeves, Tom Cruise, and Johnny Depp have been mentioned as possible candidates to star. Director José Padilha, who signed on to direct the remake back in March, recently said his top choice for the cyborg cop is Michael Fassbender. Here's what José Padilha had to say about the remake below.

"I'll film RoboCop. I'm indeed writing the script, the writer is here with me in Rio, we've spent over the last 15 days working together, refining the script.

I'll be travelling this friday back to LA, bringing this new version to discuss with the studio, and maybe begin with the casting, selecting actors... and the idea is to begin filming in February or March. That's the idea, you know, we never know in the American movie industry. We're just delivering the project, but also we depend on the schedule of the actors. It's tough.

I can't talk yet, it's too early to speak, but there are some actors I like. I really like Fassbender, I'll talk to him. There's a possibility, and there's a lot of other great actors that would play RoboCop. But that's the idea, to film around January, February, March."


Michael Fassbender is currently attached to At Swim-Two-Birds and Prisoners, but Prisoners does not have a production schedule set yet and At Swim-Two-Birds starts shooting in early 2012. It is possible that Michael Fassbender can squeeze RoboCop into his schedule.

Click Here! to watch the video interview with director José Padilha. He first mentions RoboCop at the 5:58 mark, but the interview is conducted in Portugese.

RoboCop was released February 12th, 2014 and stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel. The film is directed by José Padilha.



Sources: G1, Bleeding Cool

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  1. Xenon

    With all the choices Michael would be better at it.

    3 years agoby @xenon56Flag

  2. Cyn

    I thought Pine would be good, but Fassbender would be a great choice.

    3 years agoby @cyn-de-harvenFlag

  3. RyanMoran

    i think he could be good as him since he was amazing in xmen first class

    3 years agoby @RyanMoranMitaFlag

  4. skywise

    Would be very cool if Fassbender got the part. That might actually make this worth watching.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  5. TheMime

    @dadarkknight The Mime agrees.......Fassbender is a very welcome candidate.

    3 years agoby @themimeFlag

  6. Dan

    @2movieguys You say that about every actor/actress being eyed for every role. Enough already.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  7. Glacia

    @slysnide - "I never saw the Robocop films" You didn't miss much unless you like to watch bad movies for a laugh. I saw the first one and all I could think is "one shot to the mouth and the movie is over".

    3 years agoby @glaciaFlag

  8. Twisted Smile

    @bawnian-dexeus I guess that rules me out then (drum roll!)

    3 years agoby @twistedsmileFlag

  9. CelluloidDreams

    Don't sell out Michael Fassbender!!

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  10. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @twistedsmile Nah, too much of a pretty boy

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  11. Err

    Works for me; I like this guy.

    3 years agoby @err2005Flag

  12. Nicholaus XX

    @twistedsmile -- I actually think Michael Fassbender would be a better "RoboCop", interesting choice, though.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  13. ChiRep_1

    @twistedsmile I can see it.

    3 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  14. Twisted Smile

    I think Wentworth Miller would be a good candidate.

    3 years agoby @twistedsmileFlag

  15. dadarkknight

    As a matter of fact he did such a good job as Magneto in the x-men movies I cannot watch the old movies with the other actor in it lol

    3 years agoby @dadarkknightFlag

  16. dadarkknight

    I think it would be an awesome choice because I see this guy actually being more of a cyborg than chris pine. P.S. He was awesome in all his films so far 300, Inglorious Bastards, and X-men

    3 years agoby @dadarkknightFlag

  17. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @jasonkat Yeah, a more agile Robocop.

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  18. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ejk1 First one will always be a favorite for me

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  19. JasonKat

    Hey the story is wat matters most at this point, I dont want sum top star with a low budget film. I want an unknown star in a blockbuster film.
    The old robocop film was "good" but not great. It felt like it needed sumthing im not sure wat tho. good movie tho. Then part2 and 3 came out and all hell broke losr, dumbest movie ever.
    So thats kinda why i want them to get the movie right, i want whoever is robocop to return for a part2 3 ect, not keep changing this guy like the old movie. same thing w his partner.
    On top of that the 80s had really bad special/fxs, Like that robot that had 2 biog guns on each side i 4got wat it was called, anyways there was parts in the film where it looked so fake. But the stuff we have now i know 4 a fact he will look pretty much real. as well as the rest. So lets hope we get a decent film.

    3 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

  20. The Dark Knight

    He is the perfect choice

    3 years agoby @thedarkknight23Flag

  21. ROFLitschristian

    Actually yeah. This sounds great. Fassbender really pulled it off in First Class. My only problem with him, and not just him but Xavier too, was their cheesy and generic fashion of using their powers. Like Magneto stretching his arms as far and forcibly as possible, and Xavier always putting two fingers on his head. That's a big pet peeve of mine with super heroes.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  22. Cripple

    Right on. Best suggestion so far.

    3 years agoby @crippleFlag

  23. Daveactor7

    Heh best actor to take on the role so far in my opinion

    3 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  24. SomethingMore

    Big star list in competetion

    3 years agoby @SomethingMoreFlag

  25. The Boondock Saint

    I really hope this happens. that would be f*cking brilliant!

    3 years agoby @combatmadness360Flag

  26. CUPID

    Nah...I cant see that ever happening.

    3 years agoby @cupidFlag

  27. Jay.A.Ottley

    Hmmmmm interesting, but i don't see this going well and i doubt it will happen with Jose at the helm

    3 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  28. sylar

    I LIKE TO SEE ROBOCOP DOING PARKOUR LOL

    3 years agoby @sylarFlag

  29. Jimthar

    ok i can see this. i can see him in the part. my question is, who are they going to get to replace kurtwood smith? whoever that person is has a lot to live up to.

    3 years agoby @jimtharFlag

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