This reboot of the popular 1987 film will hit theaters August 9th, 2013.
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios in association with Columbia Pictures and Strike Entertainment are in pre-production on the reboot of the 1987 Orion Pictures science fiction action film "RoboCop". Casting for the film's lead roles has been taking place in Los Angeles, and additional casting for supporting and day player roles are being cast in Toronto, Canada where filming is set to begin on September 5, 2012. All of the extras will be hired in Ontario throughout production which is scheduled to continue through January 11, 2013.
An impressive cast has been assembled for the lead roles starting with Stockholm native Joel Kinnaman in the title role of Alex Murphy/RoboCop. Australian actress Abbie Cornish has been cast to play Murphy's wife Ellen; Gary Oldman will play a new character named Norton, who is the scientist that creates Robocop; Samuel L. Jackson has joined the cast as influential television magnate Pat Novak; Marianne Jean-Baptist will play the role of Detroit Police Chief, Karen Dean; Michael Kenneth Williams is playing Murphy's partner with the Detroit Police Department; Jennifer Ehle is cast in a new role of Liz Kline; and Jackie Earle Haley will play Maddox, who gives RoboCop military training. Michael Keaton has joined the cast playing the ultra-wealthy CEO of Omnicorp.
Brazilian filmmaker José Padilha will direct "RoboCop" from a script written by Joshua Zeturner, Nick Schenk, James Vanderbilt. Padilha was known as a documentary film director until he made "The Elite Squad," his first fictional film. It instantly became a commercial and critical success, seen by more than 11 million people in Brazil. Joshua Zetumer wrote the original script for this new version of "RoboCop". He previously did rewrites on "Quantum" of Solace during filming, and his script "The Infiltrator" is set to star Leonardo DiCaprio. "Gran Torino" writer Nick Schenk was brought in to do rewrites on Zetmer's screenplay. And finally Sony hired "The Amazing Spider-Man" scribe James Vanderbilt to do final polishes on the script.
Executive producing "RoboCop" is Primetime Emmy Award nominee Bill Carraro, who recently executive produced the Universal Pictures films "Tower Heist" and "The Wolfman". Carraro was the producer of the Emmy Award winning and Golden Globe Award nominated HBO film "The Tuskegee Airmen," which earned him a Directors Guild of America DGA Award. Marc Abraham and Eric Newman of Strike Entertainment are producing "Robocop". The duo founded the company in 2002 and have produced such films as "The Rundown" starring The Rock and Sean William Scott, "Children of Men" starring Julianne Moore and Clive Owen, and "In Time" starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried. Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum will oversee production for MGM.
Principal Actor Casting
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Toronto, Ontario M5R 3B2
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Los Angeles, CA 90067
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Culver City, CA 90232
Producers: Marc Abraham, Eric Newman
Director: Jose Padilha
Joel Kinnaman - Alex Murphy/RoboCop
Gary Oldman - Norton
Samuel L. Jackson - Pat Novak
Abbie Cornish - Ellen Murphy
Jackie Earle Haley - Maddox
Michael Keaton - CEO of Omnicorp
Jay Baruchel - OmniCorp Marketing Executive
Michael Kenneth Williams - Murphy's Freind/Partner
Jennifer Ehle - Liz Kline
Marianne Jean-Baptiste - Karen Dean
A reboot of the 1987 science fiction film about a cop brought back from death after being shot on the streets of Detroit, and drafted to become a remorseless and ruthless cyborg cop. That plan is subverted when suppressed memories of his past life come back to haunt him, including memories of his wife Ellen, played by Abbie Cornish. Joel Kinnaman plays the title character, a cop named Alex Murphy who is brought back from the brink of death and turned into the cyborg police officer. Gary Oldman 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. Samuel L. Jackson will play Pat Novak, a charismatic TV mogul and a powerful force in the Robocop world.