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The New ROBOCOP Movie Finds A Writer...

Merrick again...

Josh Zetumer, who wrote the Peter Berg DUNE movie that never got made and a spy script called INFILTRATOR which is still waiting to get made,  is being brought in to script MGM's reboot of ROBOCOP,

Per THIS piece at Deadline...

MGM recently hired Brazilian director Jose Padilha, helmer of the cop franchise Elite Squad and the documentary Bus 174. Padilha and Zetumer will collaborate closely in reinventing the film. 

In case you're not altogether familiar with Padilha's ELITE SQUAD pictures, here's a taste...

Padilha's an interesting, raw choice to direct  ROBOCOP - but it's hard to gauge Zetumer at this point, as his work hasn't been put on screens yet (which isn't a reflection on his writing ability - most likely it's just par for the course in the topsy turvy development word).  

 

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