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."
"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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