It’s official Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers) has joined the cast of the Brazilian film-maker Jose Padilha‘s RoboCop remake, the heads-up was given by The Hollywood Reporter. Jackson will portray Pat Novak, a powerful and charismatic TV mogul opposite to Joel Kinnaman‘s (The Killing) Alex Murphy and Gary Oldman‘s (Batman) scientist named Norton, the scholar responsible for creating the cyborg crimefighter.
The reboot of the 1987 Paul Verhoeven film, RoboCop will once again tell the story of Alex Murphy, a police officer who after been brutally shot in the line of duty, is rebuilt as a crime-fighting cyborg. The original film produced two sequels and multiple television series spinoffs.
Joel Kinnaman commented on the idea of the remake, this is what he had to say…
“José has a completely different take on this than Verhoeven had, and with all respect, everybody that’s involved in this movie loved the original and we have a lot of respect for it. We’re going to have a lot of throwbacks and there’s going to be a lot of fun stuff for the fans of the first movie. It’s a new story within the old one.”
Jackson was seen last year on the big screen in Marvel’s The Avengers as Nick Fury. The actor is set to re-team with his old-Pulp-Fiction-pal Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained, which was schedulled to be released on Christmas Day.
RoboCop will hit the theaters on August 9, 2013.