Published On: Thu, May 24th, 2012

‘Dark Knight Rises’ star Gary Oldman joins ‘RoboCop’ reboot

A remake of “RoboCop” is set for 2013 with director Jose Padilha and TV’s “The Killing” star Joel Kinnaman as the main character. Now Gary Oldman has joined the project as the scientist who creates RoboCop.

Heat Vision reported Wednesday that the “Dark Knight Rises” star will play Norton, the brains behind the RoboCop project, but later is torn between the goals of corporation and empathy for the machine struggling to rediscover its humanity.

gary-oldman-as-jim-gordon-in-the-dark-knightPadilha has been tied to several projects, but decided on MGM’s “RoboCop” film. He is most notably tied to 2007’s Golden Globe winning “Elite Squad” and the 2010 sequel “Elite Squad: The Enemy Within,” both of which are crime dramas filled with plenty of action and should give “RoboCop” fans confidence that the film will live up to the mythology.

The 1987 “RoboCop” film by Paul Verhoeven, starring Peter Weller, Ronny Cox and Kurtwood Smith, was a huge success and expanded a fanbase eager to see the cyborg return to the big screen after some failed sequels.

Oldman returns this summer as Commissioner Gordon in the finale of the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy which will star Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Matthew Modine, Nestor Carbonell, Juno Temple and Josh Pence.

No official start date for the “RoboCop” production have been made, but the release date of August 9, 2013 warrants a ton of news to be coming soon.

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