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‘RoboCop’ Remake Releases Official Plot, Starts Production This Week

RoboCop
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The time has finally come for the ‘RoboCop‘ remake to step into high gear and get started on production already. Though ‘House’ star Hugh Laurie dropped out of the villain role a while back, the film still has an all-star cast, which includes Michael Keaton, Michael K. Williams, Gary Oldman and Samuel L. Jackson, to name a few. Now, the project is taking the next steps as it goes into production at the end of the week, while simultaneously releases the official plot summary.

Production officially starts this Saturday, September 15, in Toronto, according to a press release by MGM and Columbia Pictures. “It’s exciting to think that we’re going to be starting production on ‘RoboCop,’” said Director Jose Padilha. “I have a dream cast and an incredibly creative production team, and we are all supremely dedicated, working together to make a movie that will not only live alongside the first film but also break new ground, be relevant for modern audiences, and stand on its own.”

Along with the production date, MGM and Columbia Pictures also released the official movie plot:

In ‘RoboCop,’ the year is 2028 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 (Kinnaman) 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.

Also starring in ‘RoboCop,’ which will tentatively set to premiere August 9, 2013, are Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle and Marianne Jean-Baptiste

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