Jackie Earle Haley is joining director Jose Padilha’s RoboCop remake. Joel Kinnaman is set as the titular police officer who becomes a cybernetically-enhanced justice dealer following mortal injuries, and now Deadline reports that Haley will play Maddox, the man who “dispense the military training to RoboCop.” Moreover, Jay Baruchel is apparently circling another lead role. These actors make yet even more fantastic additions to an impressive cast that now includes Hugh Laurie as the antagonist, Gary Oldman as the scientist who creates RoboCop, Samuel L. Jackson as a charismatic TV mogul, and Abbie Cornish as Kinnaman’s wife.
Production on RoboCop is poised to begin soon in order to meet its August 9th, 2013 release date. Hit the jump to read the synopsis for the redo.
In RoboCop, the year is 2029 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.
Director José Padilha (Elite Squad) reimagines the tale of part man, part machine, all cop starring Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) as the title character, Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises) as the scientist who creates RoboCop, and Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers) as media mogul Pat Novak. RoboCop is being produced by Strike Entertainment’s Marc Abraham and Eric Newman, with Eric Carraro as Executive Producer. The film is currently in pre-production and slated for a summer 2013 release.