Goodbye Hugh Laurie, hello Michael Keaton. The actor is set to play the role of Raymond Sellars in the upcoming "RoboCop" remake from MGM/Columbia Pictures. According to Deadline, Sellars is the CEO of the corporation that builds RoboCop. The remake of the 1987 Paul Verhoeven film (yes, Hollywood is in a Verhoeven remake kick lately, with "Total Recall" being the first) is set to begin production next month. "RoboCop" will protect theaters on August 9, 2013.
Keaton will be joining Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, and Abbie Cornish. Jose Padilha, who is set to direct the film says, "Michael is the final addition to the amazing cast we have assembled for this film and it is so great to have the last puzzle piece in place. It is thrilling that everything has come together to bring this innovative new vision of RoboCop to life. We’ve got a great script, a great cast, some killer ED-209’s and I can’t wait to get Alex Murphy back on the streets."
We shall see if this "RoboCop" is ultimately superior to the original.
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