Gary Oldman Lands Scientist Role in MGM's Remake of 'RoboCop'

May 23, 2012
Source: Heat Vision

Gary Oldman

It's hard to believe that it was nearly 30 years that Gary Oldman had been acting on the big screen before he received a long overdue Oscar nomination for his turn in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Thankfully, he was given that honor last year, and hopefully there's more to come before his career ends, but until the next Academy Award worthy role comes along, Oldman will still have fun with some supporting roles in genre films. He's already set to play the villain in Motor City, and now Heat Vision says Oldman has landed a pivotal supporting role in MGM's remake of RoboCop starring Joel Kinnaman as the robotic police officer.

The Fifth Element star will play 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. Part of me wonders just how much of the film will be about police officer Alex Murphy's struggle to find himself as a resurrected cyborg police officer, and how much of the film will be silly action. If there's one director who can blend the two well, it's Elite Squad franchise director Jose Padilha. Filming is looking to take place in Toronto sometime this year with an eye for a release date in 2013. Stay tuned for more info!

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  • Chris Amaya
  • I might have too see this now!
    • Scopedog
      Same here.  Oldman is one of my favorite actors, and this remake of Robo must have one hell of a great script to make him sign on.
      • I love Gary Oldman myself, but the man also chose to appear in "The Book of Eli"........ should I go on?
        • Scopedog
          Well....yep, you got me on that one!
  • Horseflesh
    He was awesome in bram stokers dracula an the bat series, this is gonna be an awesome remake an i'm sure he knows a good script by now or else he wouldn't of signed on . Robo has promise!
    • SuicidalOptimist
      He was also ridiculously good as Drexl in True Romance; almost unrecognizable as that crazy, dreadlock'd "wigger" with his ghetto slang.
      • grimjob
        He must've thought it was whiteboy day.
        • SuicidalOptimist
          Hahaha, nice. *high 5*
  • Ehsan Davodi
    Precisely decision This Robocop must be very brutal to hit. First one be very violent in his time release. This need hard R rated mpaa (even nc-17 but director can cut those violent scence and attach them to bluray version later) First one had very unique music without doubt, this one needs too. Balance between action & dialogue is very important. To me only character can stand equal with batman Is Robocop . I love this to character but batman live in PG-13 world and Robocop in R rated world to me. Let's hope this one had really cool atmosphere Can't wait
  • LosZombies
    Want me to see your movie? Just add Oldman ;D
    • Ehsan Davodi
      This is site everyone express his thoughts , hopes , wishes and others things No one force you see my movie Please wright your idea until we read it, maybe i love it or hate it I love every one have own idea, very delicious to me, even those idea that is shitty to me, my dear
      • LosZombies
         wtf?? I wasnt even talking to you dude, I was saying that I will watch any movie that Gary Oldman is in because the guy is amazing. And its not YOUR movie dude, get over yourself. You give your ideas as if film makers are going to look at YOUR comments specifically and create a movie to YOUR standards.
        • grimjob
          This fucking guy.
          • LosZombies
            pff! right? *jerking motion* ;p
  • Voice of Reason
    this is good news for EEEEEEEEEEVRYOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!                                          (Oldman 4 Life)
  • Lagoya
    It's MORTON goddamn it! Bob Morton, not Norton! This better be good, Robocop is one of my all time favourite films, It has to be brutal, filthy and violent as hell, I don't wana see no drama, coming of age bullshit with Murphy in rehabilitation for half the movie. Now they just need to get Jackie Earle Hayley as Clarence Boddicker.
    • SuicidalOptimist
      If there is no toxic waste scene in the movie I'm gonna throw my popcorn at the screen and stomp out of the theater, foaming at the mouth.
      • Jrochester
        "HeeeLLllpp ...MeeEeee"
    • grimjob
      They better not even HAVE Clarence Boddicker in this. No one is Clarence but Kurtwood Smith. As much as I enjoy Hayley, it shouldn't be done. "Guns, guns guns!"
      • Lagoya
        You know what?... I agree!
  • grimjob
    Great. Putting Oldman in this gives me a reason to see it. What to do?
  • Max Renn
    I'd buy that for a dollar!




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