Director Jose Padilha says that while he respects the original version of RoboCop, he won’t be bound to follow it exactly when he reboots the film.
“I love the sharpness and political tone of RoboCop , and I think that such a film is now urgently needed,” he says. ” But I will not repeat what [Paul] Verhoeven has done so clearly and strongly. Instead I try to make a film that will address topics that Verhoeven [left] untreated. If you are a man [who] changes into a robot, how do you do that? What is the difference between humans and robots developed? What is free will? What does it mean to lose your free will? Those are the issues that I think.”