Gary Oldman is joining the cast of Jose Padilha’s remake of RoboCop. Oldman’s character, Norton, is a scientist who invents the technology required to bring Officer Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) back to life. Norton did not appear in the 1987 original.
Norton has to deal with the morality of saving Murphy’s life and the demands of the company for which he works.
In an interview last year, Padilha said, “In the first ‘RoboCop’ when Alex Murphy is shot, gunned down, then you see some hospitals and stuff and then you cut to him as RoboCop. My movie is between those two cuts. How do you make RoboCop? How do you slowly bring a guy to be a robot? How do you actually take humanity out of someone and how do you program a brain, so to speak, and how does that affect an individual?”
RoboCop is set for release on August 9, 2013.