Gary Oldman has joined the cast of Jose Padilha’s Robocop. Oldman will star opposite Joel Kinnaman in the MGM remake [via Heat Vision | THR]:
Kinnaman (The Killing) plays the title character, a cop named Alex Murphy who is brought back from the brink of death and turned into a cyborg police officer.
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.
Robocop could begin shooting this September with an eye towards a summer 2013 release date.