RoboCop Finds its Villain in Michael Keaton
Here's a step in the right direction. After actor Hugh Laurie left the RoboCop remake, we were all left wondering just who would be able to fill his shoes as the movie's villain. Well, the answer has come, and it's a good one!
Deadline reports that Michael Keaton has been set to play the role of Raymond Sellars in the MGM/Columbia Pictures RoboCop remake. Sellars is the CEO of the corporation that builds RoboCop, a role that Hugh Laurie was expected to play until he dropped out before consummating a deal.
Jose Padilha's film is gearing up for a September start in Toronto and thus far stars Joel Kinnaman as the title hero plus Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Jay Baruchel, Michael Kenneth Williams, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Abbie Cornish, and Jackie Earle Haley.
Currently RoboCop 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 its 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.
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