Gary Oldman Inventing a RoboCop

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Gary Oldman Inventing a RoboCopAnother actor has joined the ranks of the upcoming remake of the 1987 Paul Verhoeven classic RoboCop, and this guy really knows how to put things together. Such as half-human, half-cyborg law enforcement officials.

THR reports that Gary Oldman has inked a deal to star opposite Joel Kinnaman in MGM’s remake. Jose Padilha is directing the film, which is being produced by Strike Entertainment’s Marc Abraham and Eric Newman.

Kinnaman (“The Killing”) is the title character, a cop named Alex Murphy who is brought back from the brink of death and turned into a cyborg police officer. Oldman will play Norton, the scientist who creates Robocop and finds himself torn between the ideals of the machine trying to rediscover its humanity and the callous needs of a corporation.

While no start date has been set, the production is eyeing a shoot in Toronto and has a tentative release date of August 9th, 2013.

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  • JB Demented

    Gary Oldmans a great actor. Im a big fan. But I still think a Robocop remake is a bad idea. The original was perfect in every way. So I really dont care who they get. Nobody can do better than Peter Weller and Kurtwood Smith. And of course the great Ronny Cox. MGMs really killing alot of classics.

  • LSD Zombie

    Well, there goes my plans of avoiding this remake. Thanks Oldman! I would have preferred to see him play Boddicker though. I love it when Oldman plays the villian.