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Thursday, June 21, 2012
News: Robocop Remake Adds An All-Star Supporting Cast
This remake of the 1980's robot cop actioner started off as a rumor... then Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream) was attached to direct and people went nuts. Well Aronofsky later bailed to work on his Noah's Ark movie (which I'm sure will be good, but sounds completely boring to me) and the buzz around this movie quickly died down. Earlier this year the project started gaining momentum again when they decided on the less known Jose Padilha (Elite Squad) to helm and hired the even lesser known Joel Kinnaman (The Killing TV series) as RoboCop. I thought "Cool, a little indie version of the movie", but then they got to casting some veteran heavyweights to really get me excited. Samuel L. Jackson (who is in everything already) will play a media mogul following the developments of this new breed of robotic police officer. Gary Oldman (equally as busy as Jackson) will play the scientist who helps to build RoboCop. And most recently (and my wife will get a kick out of this), Hugh Laurie has signed on as the movie's villain, the power-hungry CEO of OmniCorp who funds the RoboCop project. Now with that cast, how can they go wrong?