We won’t get to see what Jose Padilha has done with his Robocop remake until early next year, as its summer 2013 release has slipped to February 2014. However he’s already planning a follow-up, as Variety reports that he’s eyeing The Brotherhood.
Warner Bros. is currently in talks to take on the film, which is based on the book The Brotherhoods: The True Story of Two Cops Who Murdered for the Mafia. William Oldham and Guy Lawson wrote the original book, which is set to be adapted by Bill Dubuque (The Judge). It tells the true story of crooked New York cops Stephen Caracappa and Louis Eppolito, who were both revealed to be Mafioso by a stool pigeon mob boss.
When no criminal charges were brought upon them, Oldham took a job in the U.S. Attorney’s Brooklyn office and eventually gathered enough evidence to arrest the pair, who were in 2006 convicted of labor racketeering, extortion, narcotics, illegal gambling, obstruction of justice, and eight counts of murder, and of course, conspiracy to commit murders.
Padilha is a good choice for a film like this, considering what he did with the Brazilian flick Elite Squad and its sequel.