Michael Fassbender Talks About Possibly Playing ROBOCOP

     November 12, 2011


Quickly becoming one of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood, Michael Fassbender has two films coming out before the end of this year. In Shame (opening in theaters on December 2nd) he plays Brandon, a New Yorker who shuns intimacy with women while feeding his desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. In A Dangerous Method (opening in theaters on November 23rd) he plays Dr. Carl Jung, a driven psychiatrist who decides to treat a very complicated patient with his mentor Sigmund Freud’s experimental “talking cure.”

While we will run what Michael Fassbender had to say about those films, closer to their release dates, we did want to share what he had to say about the fact that director José Padilha (Elite Squad) is eyeing him for the RoboCop remake, scheduled for release in 2013. Although he hasn’t committed to anything, he did say that he will take a look at the script and sit down with the director to talk about it, that he’s open to anything that inspires a reaction, and that it could be fun to have a helmet that he could hide behind for most of the film. Check out what he had to say after the jump:

robocop-1987-movie-poster-01Question: Because of all of the success that you’ve had recently, there are lots of rumors that you are attached to all sorts of great projects. Is RoboCop something that you’d like to do?

MICHAEL FASSBENDER: You know, I’m always open. I’ll take a look at the script and sit down with the director and have a conversation. It’s not definitely like, “Oh, I’ve got to play RoboCop before I retire.” I don’t have that about anything. I don’t go, “I have to play the Dane one day, or Hamlet.” I don’t really think like that. I just wait and see what comes up, and I’m always open to it. If I react to the script, then I’m up for anything.

Would you dread wearing a metal suit?

FASSBENDER: No. It could be kind of fun. It could be kind of good to have a helmet that I could hide behind, for most of the film, too. That sounds kind of appealing.

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