Director reveals how the RoboCop remake will reimagine Alex Murphy's story

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We're still bummed that Darren Aronofsky won't be directing the RoboCop remake. But at least new director José Padilha (Elite Squad) seems to have a few good ideas on how to bring back super-cop Alex Murphy.

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In an interview with Coming Soon, Padilha explained his timeline for the reboot:

"I have my take on it," he continued, "And I can tell you this: 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?"

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The idea definitely has potential — everyone loves a good rehab, especially when it's a cyborg rehabilitation. Fingers crossed this film can live up to Paul Verhoeven's original.

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