The upcoming RoboCop remake is a divisive subject. Did Verhoeven’s 1987 flick actually need to be remade? Time will tell and with a slated release of August 2013, I guess we’ll find out the answer to that question next year…
In the meantime, recent casting news offers a glimmer of hope to those who are cynical about Jose Padilha’s project. Multi-award nominated and vastly talented actor Gary Oldman (Dracula, Leon, The Fifth Element, Batman Begins) has signed on for the RoboCop reboot as Norton, the creator of RoboCop who finds himself torn between the cyborg’s desire to rediscover his own humanity and the demands of his corporate bosses.
Joel Kinnaman, the actor who’ll be taking the titular role has offered the following on the project:
“‘RoboCop’ is going to be a lot more human. The first movie is one of my favorite movies. I love it. Of course, Verhoeven has that very special tone, and it’s not going to have that tone. It’s a re-imagination of it. There’s a lot of stuff from the original. There are some details and throwbacks, but this version is a much better acting piece … it’s not going to be jaw action. They’re still working on the suit and how it’s going to look, but the visor is going to be see-through. You’re going to see his eyes.”
As always, more on this as it comes to us, fiends.