Gary Oldman is Exactly What the ‘Robocop’ Remake Needs

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If you think about it, the Robocop remake actually has a lot going for it. Other than the baggage of being a remake. Director Jose Padilha has a successful action franchise in Elite Squad under his belt; co-writer James Vanderbilt wrote The Rundown, Zodiac and The Losers. co-writer Nick Schenk wrote Gran Torino; star Joel Kinnaman was fantastic in Snabba Cash/Easy Money and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

It’s got some great names involved. Rising talent. But, you know, who needs a remake of Robocop?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, an actor just made it even more interesting. Gary Oldman is joining the movie as the scientist who wrestles with his own sense of ethics when he finds himself in the middle of a big corporation’s needs and a former human’s humanity.

There’s no denying the gravitas and intensity that Oldman brings to the project. It was already interesting, but it just got interesting.