Michael Fassbender - The New RoboCop?
Jose Padilha apparently said the in-demand star of Wuthering Heights and A Dangerous Method was on his list of potential leading men for the film remake of the 1987 sci-fi hit.
The Bleeding Cool blog reports that Padilha told Brazilian TV: "I can't talk yet, it's too early to speak, but there are some actors I like. I really like the Fassbender, I'd like to talk to him - I'll talk to him."
He added: "I'm indeed writing the script, the writer is here with me in Rio, we've spent the last 15 days working together, refining the script.
"I'll be travelling this Friday back to LA, bringing this new version to discuss with the studio, and maybe begin with the casting, selecting actors... the idea is to begin filming in February - February or March.
"That's the idea, you know, we never know in the American movie industry. We're just delivering the project, but also we depend on the schedule of the actors... it's tough."
The original film, set in a futuristic crime-ridden Detroit, focuses on a policeman (played by Peter Weller) who is murdered and subsequently re-created as a superhuman cyborg known as RoboCop.