Padilha, director of the Elite Squad films, is a solid choice to direct the remake and he’s already been making moves that will potentially distinguish his RoboCop with the Verhoeven original. For example, Gary Oldman will be playing a character that didn’t exist in the original RoboCop.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Gary Oldman will have an essential role in the film as a character named Norton.
Norton is described as “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.”
Oldman will definitely be up for the role, as his character will be used to pull the audience into the humanity of RoboCop. Yes, people will probably still scoff at the idea of remaking RoboCop, but this is starting to look like great. I’m almost excited!
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