Gary Oldman On His ROBOCOP Role

The esteemed Gary Oldman talks about his RoboCop character, Dr. Dennett Norton, the scientist who turns Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) into half-man, half-machine. "He's lured by funding to continue research on his main drive."

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By Mark Julian - 2/11/2014


Gary Oldman RoboCop reboot


"I liked this particular project because I thought it made sense- as a remake/reboot, I thought it made sense. The original was many years ago, had great ideas in it but was very much a thing of the future, science-fiction. Technologically, we've sort of caught up with it and it felt very current, the things it was talking about. And I like José [Padilha]. When you embark on something like this, you're on it for 4-5 months and you're there on set for 12-14 hrs everyday with a [director]. If you like them, it makes life a lot easier."


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"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."


RoboCop (2014) is a remake of the classic 1987 sci-fi film from director Paul Verhoeven and lead actor Peter Weller. The remake is directed by José Padilha and star Joel Kinnaman (The Killing). Also starring are Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish and Jackie Earle Haley. Hugh Laurie was originally set to play Keaton's role before dropping out of the picture. The film is a joint-production between MGM and Sony.
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GetsugaTensho22 - 2/11/2014, 3:24 AM
He was awesome in the film! Him, SLJ and Joel Kinnaman nailed it. Michael Keaton was oddly enough the weakest of the bunch, and it showed in his scenes with Gary Oldman.
NeoBaggins - 2/11/2014, 3:32 AM
I hear this RoboCop transforms into Kitt. Is this true?
SkullFace616 - 2/11/2014, 3:37 AM
No that's not true.
NeoBaggins - 2/11/2014, 4:11 AM
@SkullFace616

Oh.
solidsnakeeyes - 2/11/2014, 4:12 AM
itCameFromPlanetEarth is a bland piece of shit.

remake, reboot, whatever man, this is still a good movie. It takes a similar plot as the original but does it in a very different way.

...and before you judge it and comment senselessly, watch it first.
Darth258 - 2/11/2014, 4:17 AM
I really liked the movie.
I'll probably watch it again next week.
AvatarIII - 2/11/2014, 4:19 AM
this movie is good, it succeeds as both being a respectful remake without being pointlessly similar, and be a good movie in it's own right. I was surprised with how far they pushed the body horror for a PG-13 in Oldman/Norton's scenes working on Murphy.

Oldman's character has a pretty good arc, and I think he delved into the morality of what his character does throughout the movie really well.
ManofSteel22 - 2/11/2014, 4:21 AM
I loved the movie and I would defo watch it again
gillri - 2/11/2014, 5:31 AM
IIIIIIIIIIIIII liked it!
6of13 - 2/11/2014, 5:41 AM
I also really liked this movie, it's good.

What I liked the most though was Joel Kinnaman. I think, potentially, he would be a very decent Martian Manhunter.
ScabbyJ - 2/11/2014, 5:57 AM
I too really enjoyed it.
@itCameFromPlanetEarth, have you seen the movie?
GetsugaTensho22 - 2/11/2014, 6:10 AM
Man, that suit where Dr.norton shows Alex the remnants of his body... So many feels!! Joel especially sells the absolute shock and horror and Mr. Oldman here is as empathetic as a doctor can get.
GetsugaTensho22 - 2/11/2014, 6:11 AM
That scene*
HavocPrime - 2/11/2014, 7:38 AM
I thought this remake was really good and was generally surprised on how well it was done, it is worth a check out if you are still deciding on it.
FerFogs - 2/11/2014, 8:39 AM
Hey Grif, did you watch Robocop? What do you think of it?
grifdeadpoolteabag - 2/11/2014, 11:42 AM
"I'm at the point in my career contract cycle that I'm doing a lot of money roles so that I can relax, Sean Connery-style, in a few years."

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