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

RoboCop
Orion Pictures

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.

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‘Robocop’ Remake Adds Michael Keaton

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There must have been something of a scramble to replace Hugh Laurie when he dropped out of the 'Robocop' remake. Even though word about the script and the making of it have suggested that the film isn't going to be great, they've just made a great choice in casting: They're replacing Laurie with Michael Keaton.

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‘RoboCop’ Reboot is “Hell” Says Director

RoboCop
MGM/IFC Films

The 'RoboCop' reboot doesn't begin shooting until next month but the experience is already proving difficult for director Jose Padilha, who was quoted as saying working on the film was "hell."

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‘RoboCop’ Remake Loses Its Villain as Hugh Laurie Drops Out

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FOX/MGM

The 'RoboCop' remake has a pretty impressive cast. Led by 'The Killing' star Joel Kinnaman, the cast also includes Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Jackie Earle Haley, Jay Baruchel and Abbie Cornish. But one thing it doesn't have is a villain.

'House' star Hugh Laurie, who had signed on to star as the film's bad guy, has unexpectedly dropped out of the project.

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‘RoboCop’ Reboot Details: He’s a Transformer Now?

RoboCop
Orion Pictures

So far, the ‘RoboCop’ reboot earned most if its headlines by surrounding lead actor Joel Kinnaman (‘The Killing) with an eye-popping ensemble. Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson and the always brilliant Michael K. Williams have signed on for the production, which is about to start filming in Toronto in September. But Sunday night, the love parade being thrown for ‘RoboCop’ ran into its first public pothole … and we’re not sure it’s going to be able to get back on track.

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‘RoboCop’ Adding Michael K. Williams to Already Impressive Ensemble

HBO

If movies are “won” in the casting department, then Jose Padilha’s planned ‘RoboCop’ reboot currently has a 50-point lead on its competition. The director already has completed a number of inspired hires for his 2013 tentpole thriller, surrounding his lead actor, Joel Kinnaman (‘The Killing’) with supporting talents like Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman and Hugh Laurie. Today, another stellar actor has been added to the mix.

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‘Robocop’ Remake Could Add Jay Baruchel to the Cast

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The 'Robocop' remake is upon us, and whether you want it or not, you're getting it. Now more and more names are popping up to star in the film and Jay Baruchel is the latest who may be fighting crime with -- or against -- Detroit's half man/half-machine justice dealer.

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Jackie Earle Haley Joins ‘RoboCop’

Jackie Earle Haley Joins RoboCop
Jason Merritt, Getty Images

As wrong as it feels that they're remaking 'RoboCop' (and it does feel sooo wrong), it's impossible to look at the cast that director Jose Padilha is building not be pretty impressed. In addition to Joel Kinnaman putting on the cybernetic implants, the film will feature Gary Oldman, Hugh Laurie, Samuel L. Jackson and now Jackie Earle Haley, who just can't seem to stop himself from getting attached to geek properties.

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Take a Look at ED-209 in the ‘RoboCop’ Remake

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Columbia/MGM

Although Jose Padilha's remake of the certified classic 'RoboCop' hasn't even started shooting, the viral marketing has begun! Although we're still waiting to see what star Joel Kinnaman will look like as a cybernetically enhanced, corporation-controlled police officer, a new website for the fictional OmniCorp company popped up that gives fans a look at a character almost as iconic as the titular hero himself: ED-209.

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Hugh Laurie to Boss Around ‘Robocop?’

Hugh Laurie
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Most of the latest casting for the upcoming remake 'Robocop' has focused on the new characters, from Gary Oldman's creator, to Samuel L. Jackson's entertainment tycoon. Though we don't expect it to be a scene-for-scene remake, we're curious how much of it will reflect the original. There are some elements, as it seems that Hugh Laurie will be playing the head of OCP.

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