While no one other than RoboCop himself, Joel Kinnaman (The Darkest Hour, “The Killing”), has been officially cast as of yet, there are some big names circling the upcoming remake of the 1987 Paul Verhoeven classic. Read on for details.
According to The Tracking Board, Edward Norton (Fight Club, American History X, The Incredible Hulk), Sean Penn (Mystic River, Milk), Rebecca Hall (The Town), and Gael Garcia Bernal (Babel) are being considered for roles in the new flick touted as showing off a more human side to the titular character.
Norton, if cast, would actually be playing “Norton” – a key scientist behind the RoboCop program. Bernal would be playing Murphy’s former partner who begins hooking up with Hall (Murphy’s “widow”) after they both think he’s dead. Penn is being considered for the role of “Novack”, a highly political right-wing reporter. Penn right-wing? Talk about movie magic!
Sony Pictures will be distributing MGM’s RoboCop. The film’s being directed by Jose Padilha, helmer of the two Elite Squad films. Strike Entertainment partners Eric Newman and Marc Abraham are producing. Josh Zetumer wrote the script.
Look for the flick in theatres on August 9th, 2013.
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