Gary Oldman has been confirmed for the Jose Padilha helmed Robocop remake/reboot alongside The Killing star, Joel Kinnaman.
Kinnaman is set to play Alex Murphy, the cop who is brutally slayed and then resurrected as Robocop. Murphy was originally played by Peter Weller in Robocop and Robocop 2.
Now Oldman has been confirmed by MGM to play Norton, the man who creates Robocop and becomes torn between letting the man come through and keeping Robo as the corporate killing machine devoid of humanity.
Shooting starts in September in Toronto for a Summer 2013 release.
Something about Oldman creating Robocop feels very right to us, even though we still aren’t onboard with this remake. Still… we do love Oldman…