Samuel L. Jackson continues his mission to try and be in every major franchise going, as the actor has boarded the remake of RoboCop, opposite Joel Kinnaman in the title role. Jackson will play a big shot TV mogul named Pat Novak, a powerful force in the world inhabited by RoboCop.
The original movie featured many interstitial commercials and television parodies edited throughout the opening scenes of Alex J. Murphy’s transformation into a cyborg officer on the Detroit Police Department. This casting news indicates that the reboot might involve similar scenes, or at least make a nod to this particular future’s hyper-evolution in small screen entertainment.
RoboCop begins shooting in Toronto later this summer with Jose Padilha directing. Gary Oldman also stars. (Source: THR)