Well, House is done, and truth be told most of us are still hoping Hugh Laurie will get to play a similar feisty character soon. Perhaps he’s going to put some of House in his new gig. Hugh Laurie might get the villain part in RoboCop and that’s one Omnicorp CEO we’d love to see.
Jose Padilha’s upcoming Robocop remake has already announced quite an impressive casting. If negotiations end successfully, then Hugh Laurie will get on board with the project and gives us something to hope for. The Hollywood Reporter writes that the British actor would play the Omnicorp CEO, the villain in the 1987 sci-fi action movie.
Variety reports that Jose Padilha’s remake of Robocop is shaping up to quite an interesting form. With Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Abbie Cornish and Joel Kinnaman, the crime – fighting cyborg movie is looking at blockbuster popularity.
We all know that a movie will draw in focus primarily for a sensational casting, and truth be told, Padilha’s choices are likely to prove successful. Take for instance Joel Kinnaman who will play the title hero, aka Alex Murphy, the cop brought back from the death to become a crime – fighting cyborg that will save the world.
Joel Kinnaman is an actor on the rise and his part in “The Killing” remains defining for his acting career. Obviously the RoboCop remake won’t be exactly the most professional, artsy or serious movie on any of the actors’ casted CVs, but at least they’ve got the potential of making a blockbuster movie.
I know many of you aren’t exactly convinced the RoboCop remake would in fact be a success. However, for most of us the 1987 Robocop was a milestone in the world of sci-fi action movie and it truly defined a version of the humanity’s future. For years, Robocop remained a hero and even became a part of the pop culture, driving scientists and ordinary people to think about a future when robots will look like humans.
It goes without saying that RoboCop is expected to come with state-of-the-art visual effects. After all these years and all the sci-fi flicks that mesmerized us with fantastic worlds and creatures it would be a shame to leave Alex Murphy still part of the 80’s.