Director Jose Padilha (Elite Squad: The Enemy Within) is starting to fill up the cast for his remake of Robocop. We already know that The Killing star Joel Kinnaman will take on the titular role while Gary Oldman will play the scientist who brings Robocop to life.
But here comes word that Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers) and Abbie Cornish (W.E.) are in discussion to co-star in the film. Jackson would take on the character of a charismatic TV mogul who is a powerful force in the Robocop world while Cornish has been offered the lead female role of Kinnaman’s widow.
I wasn’t quite enamored with the idea of remaking Robocop with but this is quite the impressive cast and it will be interesting to see how this remake will diverge from Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 original movie. I really enjoyed both Elite Squad and Elite Squad: The Enemy Within so this should be in good hands. Filming is set to begin in September.
What do you think?