Jose Padilha

Living in Old Detroit: How RoboCop predicted the world we live in today
Feb 11, 2014

To call Paul Verhooven’s 1987 sci-fi classic a few years ahead of its time would be an understatement. Try a few decades, maybe.

Existential new RoboCop footage asks: Should we put a man in the machine?
Feb 5, 2014

We're just a week away from Alex Murphy’s return to the mean streets of Detroit, and some new footage from the RoboCop remake is asking the big questions.

RoboCop takes out 54 battle drones in 1st action-packed clip from reboot
Jan 15, 2014

The first clip from Jose Padilha’s RoboCop reboot has arrived, and it finds the new-and-improved Alex Murphy showing off his skills against an entire building full of robo-drones.

RoboCop tries to balance the man and machine in intense new trailer
Nov 20, 2013

Though it also has a fair share of action, the latest trailer for José Padilha’s RoboCop reboot shows it ain’t easy waking up as an ass-kicking super ‘bot.

Watch RoboCop take out a room full of drones in ass-kicking new trailer
Nov 7, 2013

A new trailer for Jose Padilha’s RoboCop reboot has arrived, showing off a ton of new action footage — plus a healthy dose of Samuel L. Jackson. What more could you want?

RoboCop reboot actress says director's already calling it 'classic'
Mar 8, 2013

Director Jose Padilha's apparently pretty confident about the legacy of his RoboCop reboot.

RoboCop remake director recants that he's going through hell for the film
Dec 17, 2012

About a week ago, we told you that City of God director Fernando Mereilles, a friend of RoboCop director Jose Padilha, was saying that Padilha was going through hell with his remake of the iconic 1987 film that starred Peter Weller. Today, Padilha himself sets the record straight.

Why the RoboCop reboot has turned into 'hell' for its director
Dec 17, 2012

It seems that every time we've heard from RoboCop remake director Jose Padilha, he's been excited to work on the flick and full of ideas. But according to a fellow director and friend of Padilha's, things aren't as rosy as they seem, and the flick is turning out to be "hell." But why?

RoboCop director: Don't believe those Fassbender casting rumors
Dec 15, 2012

If you've been getting excited about X-Men: First Class actor Michael Fassbender stepping into the role of RoboCop ever since you heard the buzz about Jose Padilha's remake casting, calm down. Because Padilha says that buzz was all a big misunderstanding.

New Robocop reboot director rejects Darren Aronofsky's script
Dec 15, 2012

Apparently, being a visionary director of an Academy Award-nominated film doesn't guarantee all your creative babies will be blessed. Director Jose Padilha made it clear he will not be using Darren Aronofsky's story for the upcoming MGM Robocop reboot project. (Thanks, but no thanks.)

RoboCop reboot to fill in what happens right after Murphy is shot
Dec 15, 2012

We love RoboCop's story of police officer Alex Murphy-turned-crime-fighting machine, as well as the 1987 film's dark humor. (The sequels, not so much.) So we were a little worried last month when director Jose Padilha rejected the script of highly successful screenwriter Darren Aronofsky in favor of his own take on the film.