The traffic in and out the doors of Jose Padilha’s RoboCop reboot seems never ending, with casting arrivals and departures continuing with startling regularity.
The news broke over the weekend that Hugh Laurie had left the production, vacating the role of Raymond Sellars, the CEO of the corporation that builds RoboCop.
However, not resting on their laurels, the castings guys behind the MGM/Columbia Pictures remake, have secured the services of a great actor that I believe to be criminally under-rated.
Deadline are reporting that Michael Keaton (Beetlejuice, Batman, Jackie Brown) is the man to fill the void.
The synopsis is as follows,
The year is 2029, and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the centre of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe, and now they want to bring this technology to the home front.
Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father, and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes its remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life.
He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.
RoboCop stars Joel Kinnaman as the tin-can lawman, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Jay Baruchel, Michael Kenneth Williams, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Abbie Cornish, and Jackie Earle Haley.
The film is slated for an August 2013 release.
SOURCE – Deadline