Earlier this week we reported that Hugh Laurie had officially exited director Jose Padilha’s “Robocop” remake. It is now confirmed that Michael Keaton has stepped in to replace Laurie as Raymond Sellars, CEO of the nefarious Omnicorp.
Keaton fans will be interested to see if he plays this one as an understated antagonist, or, delivers one of his more outlandish villains – I suspect the former.
The year is 2029 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center 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 utilizes 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.
Jose Padilha directs a cast that includes Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Jackie Earle Haley, Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle, Michael Kenneth Williams and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.
Source: Coming Soon
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