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Robocop remake to co-star Dark Knight's Gary Oldman

robocop.jpgGary Oldman makes any movie better. That's a scientific fact. So it's like totally awesome that Oldman is onboard the upcoming remake of Robocop, an '80s flick that really doesn't need a remake. But Hollywood stopped using rational sense a lot time ago.

Don't sweat it: Oldman isn't going to be the actual Robocop (though how cool would that be?): "The character is that of a scientist who creates the title character, only to suffer a conflict of morality when the cyborg/former police officer (played by Joel Kinnaman of The Killing) becomes aware of his past as a human - a development not appreciated by the corporation which bankrolled the project," reports

Filming is expected to begin in Toronto later this year. Look for it in theaters next summer (or on Netflix late next summer).

(And yes, I added "Dark Knight" to the headline only to attract more traffic. So dirty. Now I know what a studio executive feels like.)

[Last modified: Thursday, May 24, 2012 11:53am]


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