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.
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.