Nick Schenk Working on 'RoboCop' Script for MGM (Exclusive)

Nick Schenk & Jose Padilha
<p> Brazilian filmmaker Padilha has enjoyed international success with two &quot;Elite Squad&quot; action-thrillers, which dissect crime and corruption in his native Rio de Janeiro. Now he has set his sights on the lawless South American zone of the Triple Frontier.</p>   |   Courtesy of Subject
Jose Padilha is attached to direct the action sci-fi reboot.

MGM has hired Gran Torino screenwriter Nick Schenk to work on the screenplay for RoboCop. Jose Padilha is attached to direct the action sci-fi reboot.

The CAA-repped Schenk had been working with Padilha, who co-wrote and directed Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, on the action thriller Tri-Border. The writer also has the original drama The Judge set up at Warner Bros. with Team Downey producing.

MGM has been developing a new take on the RoboCop franchise, which launched with the 1987 film directed by Paul Verhoeven, for years. The studio is hoping for a summer start, but no one has yet been cast in the title role.