Gary Oldman Joins ROBOCOP Remake

     May 23, 2012


Director Jose Padilha got off to a nice start with setting The Killing star Joel Kinnaman as the lead in the Robocop reboot, and now he’s landed a very fine actor to star alongside Kinnaman.  Heat Vision reports that Gary Oldman has signed on to star as Norton, the scientist who creates Robocop and “finds himself torn between the ideals of the machine trying to rediscover its humanity and the callous needs of a corporation.”  Oldman’s a terrific actor and I’m eager to see how big of a role this Norton character will be in Padilha’s iteration of the story.

No production start-date has yet been set, but with an August 9th, 2013 release date looming the film is apparently eying a shoot in Toronto.  Kinnaman recently talked about the film and said that he can’t imagine how it could be PG-13, so hopefully we’re in for an R-rated Robocop.  That would definitely be a rarity in a sea of PG-13 actioners, but its possible that Ridley Scott’s R-rated Prometheus could alter studio thinking if it does really well.

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  • Jack Hoff

    Cream in your jeans time. I’d buy that for a dollar!

  • SP1234

    Just made me more excited for this project even more.

  • Mike

    Have to agree with SP1234, although his redundancy is a little much. This project has the potential to be killer, if done right. I still wish Darren Aronofsky would have stayed aboard, but Kinnaman and Oldman (ha, both their names end with “-man”) are ace.

  • Shimmy Shames

    I usually dont get critical of something that doesnt exist yet, but I dunno about this idea…the first Robocop got across the conflict slant perfectly with Robocop himself. Now this new one has not only RC’s conflict but somebody else’s conflict piled on top, and they’re identical, with the whole corporation vs humanity yada yada yada.
    Still, I bet it will be good in its own way. Sounds more serious. I’m up for a different angle. We’ll see!

  • Sugreev2001

    I’m a massive fan of Gary Oldman,but Kurtwood Smith needs to be cast in this movie too….if only for fan service.

  • Cpt. Hindsight

    Missed the casting hardcore! He should of been Dick Jones! Random scientist that creates Robo could of been ANYONE! Ronnie Cox did an awesome job and I think Oldman would of been awesome as the main badguy. He’s awesome every time he goes bad.

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  • Ben

    I thought Ed Norton was playing Norton. Weird. Gary Oldman should probably play a bad guy role instead. He’s so good at it.

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