|Peter Weller - the original.|
José Padilha is the director attached to the project. And he thinks he's found his Alex J. Murphy, memorably portrayed in the original by Peter Weller. According to Sandy Schaefer of Screen Rant, Padilha wants Michael Fassbender, recently seen playing the young Magneto in "X-Men: First Class" as his cyber hero.
|Does Fassbender like wearing helmets?|
Fassbender, thanks to "First Class," as well as roles in "Inglorious Basterds" and the upcoming "Prometheus," is a sought-after actor. Whether he can be persuaded to don the robo-uniform remains to be seen.