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Jackie Earle Haley Boots Up RoboCop
As military man Maddox

22 July 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Jackie Earle Haley Boots Up RoboCop

The cast for Jose Padilha’s RoboCop reboot just keeps growing, and each name gives us a little more faith that the director is planning to deliver something special (even if we’re still busy questioning why the original needed rebooting). Now Jackie Earle Haley is set to sign on.

This new RoboCop will feature Joel Kinnaman as Alex Murphy, the murdered lawman reborn as the cyborg cop, with Abbie Cornish playing his wife. Gary Oldman is on to play Norton, the scientist who helps build our hero in the first place, with Samuel L Jackson as media mogul Pat Novak and Hugh Laurie set to be evil as the movie’s villain.

Haley will be Maddox, a man who apparently trains Robo to be a powerful fighter (so he’s not just programmed, like in the original?) And he’s not the only new arrival: Jay Baruchel is also apparently circling one of the last remaining lead roles.

Padilha will start shooting in September, with Toronto playing the crime-ridden city. The first viral video for the movie is already online, featuring ED-209. Haley, meanwhile, was last seen in Dark Shadows and will be part of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln cast when the film arrives on January 25, 2013.

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Your Comments

Is it going for an 18 or 15 cert?
Thats my main concern that this is going to be a kiddie freindly 12 cert. If it is then it may as well be an Iron Man clone! More

Posted by rissole at 10:04 on 23 July 2012 | Report This Post

no reboot
We do not need another reboot. It appears we ran out of fresh ideas in the 80s and since have been resting on our lols rebooting every-bloody-thing. Fancy cast- so what, this is no indication of anything apart from the fact they are trying to lury people in with big names to cash in... disgusting More

Posted by aliyevra2003 at 08:50 on 23 July 2012 | Report This Post

It'll be interesting to see how this turn's out. I'm a BIG fan of the original having grown up with. But I have to say that I do have my reservation's, most of the reboot's thus far haven't been too good. Padila is a name that excites me, but then again I also had the same excitement when I heard Gavin Hood was going to direct Wolverine - and that turned out to be utter tosh. More

Posted by Nexus Wookie at 23:43 on 22 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Don't Believe The Hype!
They got Jose Padilha who directed the excellent Elite Squad 2 and Bus 174, that alone fills me with hope. More

Posted by Deviation at 23:11 on 22 July 2012 | Report This Post

Don't Believe The Hype!
Big names don't necessarily mean "something special." Don't confuse quantity with quality. Interesting that they've cast the guy who played Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare On Elm Street reboot. Wes Craven's original, like the original Robocop, was a perfectly-imagined 80s movie that the remake struggled to improve on. I think the new Robocop will struggle also. Let's wait and see. More

Posted by BenTramer at 23:08 on 22 July 2012 | Report This Post

This looks to be shaping up nicely. More

Posted by natman_begins at 22:19 on 22 July 2012 | Report This Post

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