MGM is moving forward with the reboot of ROBOCOP with the announcement of Joel Kinnaman attached to star, but now the cast has just received an additional shot in the arm with the casting of Gary Oldman. Oldman is poised to co-star in the upcoming THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and has been known to play great villains in his many years in front of the camera. This time though, Oldman is staid to be playing the scientist that creates the marvel of robotic law enforcement.
Filming has not yet started on the project but as of right now it carries a projected August 9, 2013 release date. Jose Padiha is attached to direct the reboot. ROBOCOP is the story of a cop, Alex Murphy who is seemingly killed in the line of duty before an experimental program gives him new life in the hands of scientists that have created a robot programmed to uphold the law with extreme prejudice. The title character was previously played by Peter Weller in the film directed by Paul Verhoeven.
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Via: Bloody Disgusting