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

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May 23, 2012
Source: Heat Vision

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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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Reader Feedback - 23 Comments

1

😀

Chris Amaya on May 23, 2012

2

I might have too see this now!

Jimmy Love on May 23, 2012

3

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.

Scopedog on May 23, 2012

4

I love Gary Oldman myself, but the man also chose to appear in "The Book of Eli"........ should I go on?

Conrad Williams on May 23, 2012

5

Well....yep, you got me on that one!

Scopedog on May 24, 2012

6

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!

Horseflesh on May 23, 2012

7

He was also ridiculously good as Drexl in True Romance; almost unrecognizable as that crazy, dreadlock'd "wigger" with his ghetto slang.

SuicidalOptimist on May 24, 2012

8

He must've thought it was whiteboy day.

grimjob on May 24, 2012

9

Hahaha, nice. *high 5*

SuicidalOptimist on May 24, 2012

10

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

Ehsan Davodi on May 23, 2012

11

Want me to see your movie? Just add Oldman ;D

LosZombies on May 24, 2012

12

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

Ehsan Davodi on May 24, 2012

13

 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.

LosZombies on May 24, 2012

14

This fucking guy.

grimjob on May 24, 2012

15

pff! right? *jerking motion* ;p

LosZombies on May 24, 2012

16

this is good news for EEEEEEEEEEVRYOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!                                          (Oldman 4 Life)

Voice of Reason on May 24, 2012

17

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.

Lagoya on May 24, 2012

18

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.

SuicidalOptimist on May 24, 2012

19

"HeeeLLllpp ...MeeEeee"

Jrochester on May 31, 2012

20

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!"

grimjob on May 24, 2012

21

You know what?... I agree!

Lagoya on May 24, 2012

22

Great. Putting Oldman in this gives me a reason to see it. What to do?

grimjob on May 24, 2012

23

I'd buy that for a dollar!

Max Renn on May 24, 2012

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