Hugh Laurie no longer attached to star in Jose Padilha’s ‘Robocop’ remake





Hugh Laurie was all set to star in Jose Padilha’s remake of Paul Verhoeven’s Robocop as the head of the facility that made the law enforcing man-machine, but sadly that is no longer going to happen. Yes, the film is still boasting a terrific cast with Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Jackie Earle Haley and Samuel L. Jackson all appearing, but Laurie would have been a welcome addition. Ah well, the hunt is now on for a replacement, and it appears that Clive Owen’s name has come up. Watch this space…

Director José Padilha (Elite Squad) reimagines the tale of part man, part machine, all cop starring Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) as the title character, Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises) as the scientist who creates RoboCop, Jackie Earle Haley as  Maddox, the man who dispenses the military training to Robocop, and Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers) as media mogul Pat Novak. RoboCop is being produced by Strike Entertainment’s Marc Abraham and Eric Newman, with Eric Carraro as Executive Producer. The film is currently in pre-production and slated for a summer 2013 release.

Synopsis:

In RoboCop, 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 utilises their 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.

By Matt Wavish

Matt Wavish
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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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