Sony Pictures has officially signed on to distribute MGM’s Robocop remake. This deal is only the latest in the relationship with Sony and MGM with previous partnerships involving ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo‘ and ‘Zookeeper.’
The film is being directed by Jose Padilha, whose previous credits are the brazillian film series, “The Elite Squad” and the documentary, “Secrets of the Tribe.” The lead role of Robocop, formerly played by Peter Weller, now stars Joel Kinnaman as the main lead, his most recently starring in ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ and the AMC TV Series, ‘The Killing‘.
One more interesting note, the script of Robocop was written by Joshua Zetumer, whose most recent work was the draft script for the now defunct remake of Dune. With these sort of people working on the film, Robocop is shaping up into a decent film at least, though time will tell if the film will be as memorable as the original.