Gary Oldman signs up for Robocop remake

Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 classic Robocop will long remain etched in the memory of all Gen-X’ers as one of the movies of our childhood.

So I’m a little concerned about the decision to do a remake.

On the other and, I must confess that I am looking forward to the remake of another movie from my youth, the upcoming Total Recall. So I guess I should give this one a chance.

Also, with Gary Oldman having just signed on, the prospect starts to look a lot brighter. The veteran British star can always be relied upon to bring a bit of class to a movie. In this one he will apparently play Norton, the scientist who creates Robocop.

The other star currently signed up is up-and-coming Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman, best known for his role as Stephen Holder in the US remake of the Danish crime drama The Killing.

Relatively unknown Brazilian director Jose Padilha is set to direct.

Robocop has a tentative release date for the US and UK of the 9th August 2013.

 

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