The always dependable Gary Oldman has signed on to star in MGM Studios’ planned remake of the classic half-man half-machine sci-fi RoboCop, which José Padilha (Elite Squad) is set to direct.
In March that The Killing star Joel Kinnaman signed up to play Alex J. Murphy, a Detroit cop who is shot and left for dead on the street. He is rebuilt as the half-man half-robot crime-fighting machine known as RoboCop, who goes on a mission to clean up the mean streets.
Gary Oldman will play Norton, the scientist who created the title character and becomes torn between the morality of this machine trying to reclaim its humanity, and the needs of the corporation he works for. The character was not featured in the original 1987 Robocop, but could be an interesting addition.
The film will shoot in Toronto later this year. (Source: THR)