Elite Squad: The Enemy Within helmer José Padilha is working on the reimagining of Paul Verhoeven's classic 1987 science fiction action film.
"RoboCop the first movie was fantastic," he told Coming Soon.
"But even if there was no movie, the concept of RoboCop is brilliant, first because it lends itself to a lot of social criticism, but also because it poses a question, 'When do you lose your humanity?'
"I have my take on it. And I can tell you this: In the first RoboCop when Alex Murphy is shot, gunned down, then you see some hospitals and stuff and then you cut to him as RoboCop. My movie is between those two cuts.
"How do you make RoboCop? How do you slowly bring a guy to be a robot? How do you actually take humanity out of someone and how do you programme a brain, so to speak, and how does that affect an individual?"
Padilha has previously suggested that he would like Michael Fassbender for the starring role.
Watch the trailer for the original RoboCop below: