The new RoboCop has a new creator.
Gary Oldman, who can be seen returning as Gotham City Commissioner Jim Gordon in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises has been cast as an original character named Norton, a scientist who turns Detroit Officer Alex Murphy into a crimefighting cyborg following a brutal massacre that left him on the brink of death in Jose Padilha’s remake of RoboCop.
Padilha has described the plot of his new remake in part as a contemplative action drama about the character of Norton having to grapple with his personal ethics and morality as he saves Officer Murphy with the technology – but watches as he tries to reclaim his humanity – while meeting the demands of his cold corporation. Edward Norton was rumored to take on the role of Norton, and Rebecca Hall, Sean Penn, and Gael Garcia Bernal were also previously rumored to take on roles. Oldman, who was recently nominated for an Academy Award in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, will star alongside Joel Kinnaman – as Alex Murphy/RoboCop – in the MGM release, expected to hit theaters August 9th, 2013.
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