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Michael Keaton (AKA Batman, Beetlejuice And Ray Nicolette) To Fight ‘RoboCop’!

Michael Keaton is in talks to star opposite Joel Kinnaman, Samuel L. Jackson and Gary Oldman in MGM’s remake of Robocop, reports Variety. He will reportedly be taking over for the departing Hugh Laurie as the film’s villain. I’m not sure if this remake will be any good or not – but it will be d*mn nice to have Keaton back onscreen. He’s always a pleasure to watch and was great in The Other Guys.

Elite Squad helmer Jose Padilha is directing an origin story from Josh Zetumer’s script. Kinnaman stars as the crimefighter, a Detroit police office who’s transformed into RoboCop after he’s murdered while on duty.

In ‘RoboCop’, the year is 2029 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the centre of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilises their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.

The actioner is set to start shooting in Toronto next month. Sony is distributing and has set an August 9, 2013 domestic release date.



  • Zombie-Killa

    Keaton as a bad guy? I don’t know if I could picture it. I enjoy his films, but I’ll have a hard time buying him as the primary antagonist.

    Still, it’s nice to see Keaton have a shot at a mainstream role, because the Robocop remake should be one of the more high profiled summer releases next year.

  • Accident-with-power-tools

    Perfect casting

  • Evil_Flip

    damn there will be no way I can not see this film. I only hope he’s not wasted like Brian Cranston in that total recall debacle.

  • DeadManZombieFan

    i was sad when i heard house dropped out. but keaton is in!? sign me up! I love keaton. he don’t want no scrubs…

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