The Hollywood Reporter
And the casting news for Jose Padilha’s take on the beloved world of RoboCop continues as THR reports that Jay Baruchel is nearing a deal to join the cast of MGM and Sony’s remake of the classic 1987 sci-fi action movie.
If cast, Baruchel will play the head of marketing for Omnicorp, the company that is building the police cyborg. He’ll join the previously announced Hugh Laurie, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Abbie Cornish, and Jackie Earle Haley in the film with “The Killing”‘s Joel Kinnaman in the title role.
Currently the film has a tentative release date of August 9th, 2013.
In RoboCop, the year is 2029 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the centre of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front.
Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father, and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life.
He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.
José Padilha (Elite Squad) directs this reimagining of the tale of part man, part machine, all cop.
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