MGM has signed on Gran Torino writer Nick Schenk to work on the RoboCop screenplay for José Padilha, who is attached to direct the action sci-fi reboot.
RoboCop reboot finds writer Nick Schenk
Nick Schenk previously worked with José Padilha on the action thriller Tri-Border.
MGM has been trying to revive the RoboCop franchise, which launched with the 1987 film directed by Paul Verhoeven. The studio is aiming for a summer start, but no one has yet been cast in the title role.
RoboCop comes to theaters February 7th, 2014 and stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael Keaton, Jay Baruchel, Michael K. Williams. The film is directed by José Padilha.